The Darkness

Like most people, I had assumed that British glam rock novelties the Darkness were dead until they popped up in a Superbowl commercial a couple weekends ago. (The commercial was about how iPhones are overrated, you're all hipster sheeple for owning one, and what you've really wanted in your smartphone all this time is a detachable stylus!) Now, they can do some amazing stuff with computers these days, but this was pretty clearly the actual Darkness in this commercial. There was lead singer what's-his-face, laminated in a magenta and white candy striped bodysuit open at his hairy chest and flared into bellbottoms at his ankles, busking with an electric guitar, dutifully playing the band's signature (and singular) 2003 hit "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." It's a cute song and all, but I need a Darkness reunion like my phone needs a stylus. With Foxy Shazam. ERIC GRANDY

Sat., Feb. 25, 9 p.m., 2012

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