If music could shimmer, Dallas Orbiter's surely would. They take Aladdin Sane-era Bowie glam and tweak it a little (though they don't wear the skintight bodysuits, for better or worse), and mix in a healthy dose of Detroit garage rock. It's definitely dolled-up, but it doesn't seem like an affectation nor does it seem that the band is putting on airs. They temper their act with enough Queens of the Stone Age-esque swagger that would-be detractors have to dig pretty deep to take issue with much of it. The band is well-served by the workhorse quality present on their latest, Motorcycle Diagrams. Without coming across as too playful or wacky, the disc delivers just the right amount of fun. Openers Ouija Radio have a sound reminiscent of Missing Persons on amphetamines and are just as fun to watch, as their shows often end in hedonistic debauchery. Led by singer/badass Christy Hunt, Ouija Radio should be on everyone's short list for breakout artists in '08.With the Chambermaids and Daughters of the Sun.18+.
Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m., 2008