Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Allah-Las. The members of this Los Angeles garage-rock band met working at the Amoeba Records store on Sunset Boulevard, and their blissfully retro sound on the new album Worship the Sun displays an obsessive affection for 1960s bands such as Love, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. 8 p.m. Sunday at Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad Street. ($12).
A mysterious man in a white suit and boater hat walked onto the dimly lit stage of the Academy of Music just past 8 on Friday evening, whispering secrets into the microphone as a nimble, five-piece band played behind him.