Tokyo Police Club wsg Geographer and Said the Whale
The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids
April 16, 7 p.m.
$16 in advance, $18 at the door
pyramidschemebar.com, (616) 272-3758
You know what grandma always used to say: “Never trust a Canadian in Japanese clothing.” Or wait, was it “always trust them…. To rock your friggin' little socks off”? It was probably the latter, especially if granny made a regular habit of grooving to Tokyo Police Club instead of Lawrence Welk. An established indie rock outfit hailing from Ontario, TPC is not immune to the concept of success - as veteran tour-meisters and festival main-stage mainstays, the boys have long nurtured an enthusiastic, committed following from music fans. Doesn’t hurt to have a resume with the words “Lollapalooza” and “Coachella” displayed prominently, either. March brought the release of the band’s fourth album, Forcefield, and this forthcoming Pyramid Scheme show displays every sign of fulfilling anyone’s reasonable Wednesday night goal of rocking out. This is one police squad we wouldn’t mind showing up in the middle of our keg party.