Every now and again a random band rolls through town without much fanfare, they set up shop at the local hip bar and blow a few people away with their music, only to not hear from them again for a while. That is the case with Christchurch, New Zealand’s Salad Boys. The three piece are making a stop in Pittsburgh for the first time, supporting their new album “Metalmania,” a catchy collection of pop perfection. Their live performance are as raucous as new tune “Dream Date,” and can border on dreamy like their first single “First Eight.” The band consists of Joe Sampson on 12-string guitar and vocals, Ben Odering on bass and James Sullivan on drums. The trio pride themselves as a DIY band, easily fitting the mold of many Pittsburgh bands.
Let the fanfare begin tonight at Brillobox where the guys will be performing as part of VIA Fest with Aussie rockers Cuntz, Obnox from Cleveland and locals Salome. Doors open at 9pm, advance tickets are $10 and $12.