dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Gun Control

Definitely the highlight of the Veruca Salt show Friday night was discovering opening band Shiny Toy Guns. We walked in a bit after they had started, but we could tell we were gonna love them as we climbed the steps and were assaulted by their sassy electro beats.

They're kind of like a younger cross between Scissor Sisters and Saint Etienne. The band all wore white, with bouncy singer Carah in white pants and a white jacket, dancing all over the stage as hottie singer/guitarist Chad posed and harmonized with her. Chad even took over vocal duties on '80s-soaked pop tunes like "Rainy Monday" and "Waiting." You ain't lived 'til you've seen Carah minx it up performing "Le Disko!"

We chatted with the drummer's dad, who was selling their CD We Are Pilots, after the show. He said Universal is looking closely at the as-yet unsigned band. You can download some of their songs and order their CD off the band's official site. We definitely reccommend checking out "Rainy Monday." It's guaranteed to go into heavy rotation on your car stereo! But skip the pointless note-for-note cover of "Puttin' On The Ritz."


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