In true rock and roll fashion, watching (temporarily) obscure San Diego-based band Transfer play live is an almost operatic experience. The dynamic four-some appear to be born performers, taking you through a gamut of emotions from their places on the stage. From Michael Coopers relentlessly driving drum beats and fiercely-controlled builds to Matt Molariustos swelling vocals (hes a kind of Thom Yorke meets Nick Drake), each of Transfers songs takes you on a journey thats replete with small lyrical tragedies and perfect climaxes and crescendos. Poetic guitar chords and melodic progressions bear hints of old-time, sincere classic rock, while the band threads an energized, fresh ambient sound through it. Transfers onto something here and are definitely worth the trek to this (continually) forgotten Fremont venue.