10 p.m. Thursday
The Saint, 961 St. Mary St., 523-0050; www.thesaintneworleans.com
A summer fling that blossomed into a long-distance musical romance, the Washington, D.C.-cum-Chicago band Ambulars labors over uncomplicated guitar repetitions, doubled guy-girl vocals and 4/4 drum stomps like they were love notes to college rock's early-'90s swan song. Which they are. New Orleans punk groups — Lovey Dovies, Small Bones and Opposable Thumbs (ex-Rougarou) — open. Free admission.