Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Krypton Monkeys

When: Fri., Jan. 24, 9 p.m. 2014

The press release for last year's Crush, the debut from the local prog rock outfit the Krypton Monkeys, boasts that the band makes the kind of music that was popular 30 years ago but still gets airplay today. That's an apt summary of the disc, which sounds like it was recorded during another era. It doesn't come as a surprise that Asia keyboardist Erik Norlander was the guy to encourage Krypton singer-guitarist Ron Redfield to put this band together. Songs such as album opener "Selfish Love" and "Last Refrain" feature the kind of breathless vocals you used to hear in Asia tunes. These guys can certainly play — the guitar work in "Save Me" is spectacular — but their approach sounds rather outdated. (Niesel)

Price: $10

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