Formed by a group of friends from the suburbs of metro Detroit — even named after the road that connects their towns — alt-rock band Lochaven oozes that down-to-earth, hyper-local feel. Still, you’ll want to catch the group in an intimate, live show while you still can. Since releasing its first album just last year, the group’s melodic rock anthems have been gaining steam rapidly, receiving airtime from various local radio stations and spots on playlists such as Loudwire’s Weekly Wire, Marble Collective’s Fresh Rock, and New Fury Media’s TNF Discover. Luckily for you, Lochaven will appear at Pike Room this weekend, performing selections from its newly released EP, Saturday Mourning Car Tunes. No cost. July 24. Pike Room, 1 Saginaw St., Pontiac; thecrofoot.com.