ARTS Preview: Weird Mob

Weird Mob's Dave Gibson holding their EP. Weird Mob’s Dave Gibson holding their EP.

Friday night is the live debut of Weird Mob, but the bands’ members may look familiar to Charlottesville concert-goers; the towns’ most adorable power-pop power-couple, Dave Gibson and Renee Reighart, previously played together in the now-defunct Hilarious Posters, and have also helped fill out the line-up of Adam Brock’s Borrowed Beams of Light project, all while helming a series of charming music videos for a variety of local acts. Their debut EP, They’re a Weird Mob, is a slab of retro synth-rock, assembled by Gibson and Brock with backing vocals and keyboards by Reighart. They’ll release it at Friday’s show at the Southern, during which they’ll be joined by local heroes the Invisible Hand — ass-kicking pop- rockers who have recently added several new songs to their catalog — and Boone, NC’s the Naked Gods, a stellar live act who mix triumphant southern soul and sprawling art-rock, sounding something like a cross between Creedence and Fugazi.

Friday, February 22 $8, 8pm. The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590