Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, We The Kings, The Maine and more

Saturday, October 31, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie

Surfacing in 2006 as part of the genius Snakes on a Plane marketing barrage, Cobra Starship bandleader Gabe Saporta (formerly of emo outfit Midtown) won the hearts of cult-film buffs and asymmetrically coifed teenyboppers with the flamboyant, deliberately hammy anthem "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)."

Since, the band has enjoyed moderate success and mixed reviews, riding the increasingly thin line between pop-punk and plain old pop, pushing the "punk" element ever further from the equation with sugary melodies, sleazy synths and crunky beats. Think of it as club music for people too young to get into clubs—a demographic nailed down officially with Cobra's summer smash, "Good Girls Go Bad," which of course features Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester on guest vocals.

Joining the band on this bill are likeminded touring acts Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, We The Kings, The Maine, as well as local tween-scene favorites such as The Hit.

 
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