He's barely two decades old, but already 19-year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter Matt Jaffe
has won over fans around the Bay Area and beyond with pop melodies and rock exuberance. Reportedly discovered at an open mic by ex-Talking Head Jerry Harrison, Matt Jaffe and his band the Distractions have taken a shimmering slice out of the dream-pop musical pie with songs that simultaneously hark back to the American image of classically clean-cut, straightforward rock and roll and the Brit-pop new wave of jangly jams and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Mill Valley native rocker Caroline de Lone open the show when Matt Jaffe & the Distractions roll into town on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 8pm. $16-$21. 415.383.9600.