Taking their cue from simple stripped-down garage rockers of decades past, Sonoma-based 1955
do more than recycle riffs; they incorporate a lean, modern take on a timeless sound. For the past two years, the group has wowed audiences around the Bay Area with their infectious energy. 1955 recently recorded a new four-song EP, The French Had a Name for It
, at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, and this Friday, May 22, they celebrate the release with a show at Rossi’s 1906, 401 Grove St., El Verano. 9pm. $5. 707.343.0044.