What The Spring Standards loses in not sticking to such easy-to-pinhole things as a genre, it makes up for in pluckiness. Coming by way of Brooklyn, the band swings manically from country to folky Americana to — seriously — almost Springsteen. I would be confused if I weren't amazed by the versatility, and how well the sounds all clearly harmonize. However, bill-mates Midnight Faces is by far my favorite of this line-up for being more 80's easy-listening synth-pop than should be logical or necessary, especially coming from D.C. Rochester locals Cottage Jefferson and The Big will be opening.
The Spring Standards, Midnight Faces, and other play Sunday, March 10, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. 454-2966, bugjar.com.