Buzzy Los Angeles quartet Saint Motel have mounted numerous visually intensive live shows across the country with titles like "Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3-D" for years before ever releasing a proper album. Their long awaited full-length debut, Voyeur, is a highly polished slab of glam-rock with pomp to spare. While the bursting-at-the-seams sound is occasionally a little too full for its own good, high points like "Puzzle Pieces" blend modern booty-shaking indie-rock riffs with Queen-indebted '70s sass to tremendous effect. Front man A.J. Jackson has the sort of exceedingly rare-in-rock tenor dexterous enough to make good on his band's clearly grand ambitions. With Races and Wiping Out Thousands. 18+.
Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., 2012