Concert Review: Owl City
You know how it goes: A rock star casually tosses their guitar pick into a crowd, creating a treasured memento for a lucky, crazed fan. Owl City fans won’t get guitar picks, though. They’ll have to settle for toothbrushes.
I’ve been to the dentist a thousand times, so I know the drill, sings Owl City frontman Adam Young, miming brushing his choppers before he lobs his toothbrush into the shrieking crowd. Adam Young’s toothbrush isn’t just a weird stage prop – it’s an indicator of Owl City’s squeaky-clean aesthetic and live show.
In case you’ve been living in an FM-free universe, Owl City is the creator of “Fireflies,” the infectious synthpop ditty that has saturated radio stations for the last six months. Once a twenty-something insomniac living in his mom’s basement in southern Minnesota, Owl City’s founder and frontman Adam Young became a MySpace phenomenon in 2007, sealing a record deal with his meticulously crafted electro-pop tracks.