Indie band MGMT had an amazing show at the Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, AZ this past month. The free concert series is hosted by 103.9 every third Thursday of the month. Yes, it seems like PHX has a thing for naming events after particular days of the week (e.g. First Fridays). After the show MGMT became one of my new up-and-coming favorites, although in all fairness, the boys did look like they could use a good shower. I guess, that’s the ‘look’? And where in this green earth did singer/guitarist Andrew VanWyngarden get his pants?
Rock those pants, kid. Andrew VanWyngarden (left) and Ben Goldwasser perform at the Tempe Markteplace Third Thursday event in Tempe, AZ
Go check out their website and get a look at their uber-trippy video for ‘Time to Pretend’. Talk about a band on their way up, who know how to have a good time while delivering the goods for the audience. And who are not intimidated by the wholesome, clean, American-Idol, feel-good era which seems to be lingering a bit too long. MGMT is making a bigger and better plan. They’ll “move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.” While we will have to “man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.“
Sounds like a plan to me.