Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012
Neon Trees w/ Shiny Toy Guns
Today @ Wisconsin State Fair Main Stage, 8 p.m.
Provo, Utah, is usually known for Brigham Young football and Mormons, but the 2010 debut album Habits from alt-rock band Neon Trees helped add alternative rock to the list. Led by mohawked frontman Tyler Glenn and named after the illuminated shrubbery on the signs for fast-food joint In-N-Out Burger, the quartet hit it big with their first single, “Animal,” a lighthearted electro-rock ballad about love and lust. Last December the group released their second album, Picture Show, which looks beyond the dance floor with bigger guitars and trickier arrangements.