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Monday music picks: Neon Trees, Andrew Jackson Jihad

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 1, 2014

Neon Trees at Stubb’s outdoors. The Provo, Utah, new wave rock band has been enjoying commercial success since their major label debut “Habits” dropped in 2010. They’ve toured extensively, worked all corners of the late-night TV circuit and seen heavy rotation on alt-rock radio. Their 2012 single “Everybody Talks” was used in both a Buick commercial and an episode of “Glee.” But the April 2014 release of “Pop Psychology, the band’s new CD, is a turning point. On the album lead singer Tyler Glenn, who like the rest of the band was raised Mormon, frankly addresses his sexuality. After years of internal strife, Glenn came out of the closet this spring. Last month he told “Rolling Stone” that he’s ready to “reshape the idea of a gay rock star.” Smallpools and Nightmare & the Cat open. 7 p.m. $22. 801 Red River St., stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Phoenix punk-folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad’s new album “Christmas Island” thankfully is not holiday music. They’re at Red 7 with Dogbreth and Empires. … Local indie singer-songwriter David Dondero plays the indoor stage at the Mohawk.