With Sun Hotel and Ancient Cat Society, 8 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483 or www.warehouselive.com.
If their new single "Golden" is any indication, the Tontons are about to beat the world into submission. The track all but jumps out of your speakers, with the four-piece hitting a pop-crunch stride fans had all been hoping for; imagine the early Strokes on steroids with a bluesy Debbie Harry at the helm. After Thursday's gig, the band sets sail on a small-scale national tour which will take them to New York, Chicago and a few stops in the Southeast. A full-length album has already been finished with the help of local producer Derek Dunivan, and is scheduled for a late September release. From the rough mixes we've heard through the grapevine, we are all in for a revelation from the Tontons, who are getting deadly live.