NEON TREES, THE COMPLEX, Monday, June 16, 7 p.m., Sold out
Neon Trees are Utah’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll export in years, commercially speaking. And that popularity is earned, creatively speaking, through their dynamic sound that ranges from bombastic, aggressive garage-rock to slick, ‘80s-evoking synth-pop. Fans have watched Neon Trees evolve from local fixtures into national headliners across the release of three albums, the latest of which, Pop Psychology, is their most consistently winning collection yet. It zipped to No. 6 its first week on the Billboard 200 sales chart when it arrived in April, the band’s highest debut to date. Now Neon Trees are in the midst of a tour taking them coast to coast and across the globe, and the excellent live band is taking full advantage of their headliner status, with an ornate and colorful stage show that suits the band just fine. Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat open the show.