Vegas De Milo
Before it Gets Old
“Vanity Killed the Radio Star” intone Vegas De Milo, amidst the incredibly catchy “doot doot” chorusing. Hope it’s not one of those self-fulfilling prophecies — the band is so ready to emanate from radios around the country. This San Francisco five-piece assembles pop anthems that embody what little is right about “alternative rock” in these times (rhythmic guitars, introspective lyrics and the cleverly-crafted hook) without dragging in the overblown bombastics that make it all sound like sugar-coated plastic. Get in on the ground floor on this one.
Starving Cowboy Records, 1127 Masonic, San Francisco, CA 94117; http://www.vegasdemilo.com