Every so often, four underage boys in leather jackets make an album so unforgettable, it changes the way we think about rock ‘n’ roll. This year, it’s Dye It Blonde by Chicago’s the Smith Westerns, who inject their lost youth laments with classic T. Rex glam. Unafraid to be derivative, singer Cullen Omori sounds like David Bowie with a Proactive treatment plan, singing about lost weekends and making girls cry. With Unknown Orchestra.
Mon., April 25, 8:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011