In 2017, the female-fronted rock band is still all too rare an entity on the popular music landscape. Fortunately, Cherry Glazerr of Los Angeles follows in the footsteps of bands like Blondie, The Runaways, and Sleater-Kinney, with an effortless cool and covert edginess. On its new album, "Apocalipstick," the band sets singer Clementine Creevy's grimy guitars and Sasami Ashworth's poppy synths against highly polished studio production. The result is slightly left-of-center music that manages to sound both quirky and anthemic. Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy and Rochester bands CD-ROM and The Young Couples will play in support.
Cherry Glazerr plays Wednesday, July 26, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-$12. bugjar.com; cherry-glazerr.com.