There’s something arresting about listening to Boston band Phenomenal Sun play. Songs such as “Sundrowned,” “Big Eye” and “Gone Alone” are shockingly vibrant, the guitar lines citrus bright. What balances all this out is solid bass and percussion which gives the songs solid footings, keeping them grounded. The result is music that’s affecting without being overly precious.

What: Phenomenal Sun, Sapling, The Bendays and Dust From 1000 Years
When: 9 p.m. Feb. 16
Where: Starlite, 39 Hamilton St., Southbridge