Out and about: Neon Trees, Silversun Pickups, New Pornographers and a little ABBA Paper Tongues
SPOTLIGHT Show » Provo’s Neon Trees are returning for a hometown show, but openers Paper Tongues are also worth noting. Guitarist Joey Signa said the seven-piece hip hop-influenced rock band “feels like an awesome family.” The band formed in Charlotte in 2007, and the very day lead singer Aswan North asked Signa to join, the musician immediately quit his “terrible desk job,” which was essentially being stationed at a desk inside a building that was under construction. “My job was … telling people what [the building] was going to be.” The band, despite its youth, is managed by “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, who has “become like an uncle” because he’s an industry heavyweight who knows everyone, Signa said. As a result, the band has toured with Jet, Switchfoot, Flyleaf and Crash Kings. Paper Tongues and Neon Trees will return to Salt Lake City in September to perform at EnergySolutions Arena as part of the Dew Tour.