O.M.D., THE DEPOT, Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m., $30
Utah's love of synth-pop is undeniable, and somewhat inexplicable. Perhaps it was the strength of the old KJQ "alternative" station that gave Utah its love of all things Erasure, Depeche Mode, even Howard Jones. And, of course, OMD is part of the mix, thanks to old hits like "Enola Gay" and the Pretty in Pink monster ballad "If You Leave." Rather than simply touring to rehash their old hits, OMD is celebrating its 35th anniversary (!) with a brand new album called English Electric, being released the day before this show. Last time the band played The Depot, the show was sold out, so if you're one of the '80s kids still in love with their synth-heavy sound, you'll want to get tix early for this one.