Wednesday, October 31, 2012

shiny toy guns

Sometimes you just need to rock out. I'd been waiting years for the chance to see Shiny Toy Guns perform, so I wasn't gonna let a little hurricane stop me from catching them at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston on October 28th.

The skinny: STG hails from LA. You might've seen them in a car commercial; that's how I discovered them several years ago, with their epic remake of Peter Schilling's 80s hit, "Major Tom (Coming Home)." Their tunes span in style from classic pop to electro dance to ethereal Peter Gabrielesque to wannabe Fleetwood Mac to 90s wall of sound to hardcore, no-holds-barred rokkk.

The band has gone through some significant lineup changes in its 10-year history, which is probably one of the reasons they didn't play some of my favorites at the show. Still, it was a truly energetic and gratifying night. Enjoy the pics (more on Flickr), and here's my Shiny Toy Guns supermix, if you'd like to give 'em a listen.

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