Young Sportsmen

Young Sportsmen have written some of the best local pop songs this side of the Young Fresh Fellows. Ditties about “girl pants” and muscle cars married the best ingredients for pop confections: wry wit and sunny euphoria, with just a dash of melancholy. That’s why it was such a damn shame when they broke up back in 2008. Or did they? “We all still really like playing together,” says bassist Richard Davidson. “If the opportunity to play a good show comes up and we’re all actually available, we’ll do it. We just haven’t talked about what that means!” Given their perpetual ambiguity, this is not a show one should risk missing. With Eightball Break, Eccentric Souls, The Dignitaries. HANNAH LEVIN

Sat., July 24, 9 p.m., 2010

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