Monday, May 6, at 8 p.m.
Indie rock doesn’t get much more “independent” than Ra Ra Riot, a group of Syracuse University students that began playing at houses and venues around the upstate New York town back in 2006. The young quartet has been sought out by mega music festivals (SXSW) and radio programs (Daytrotter Sessions) for its fresh “chamber pop” and energetic live performances. See (or hear) for yourself when Ra Ra Riot plays Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., at 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, in support of its third album, Beta Love, released in January. Doors open at 7 p.m. with special guest band the Lighthouse and the Whaler. Tickets are $15-$25, available at the Cain’s box office, ticket outlets and online at www.cainsballroom.com.