Selection Reminder: Duran Duran tonight!

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Thursday, Oct. 13Duran Duran

Just when we thought it was OK to discard our careworn copies of Star Hits magazine along with the rest of the shiny plastic ’80s ephemera bearing the double-D insignia and clogging our closet (can’t get rid of that tattoo, though!), the four remaining originals that comprise pop’s most endearing – and enduring – overstatement worked their way back into our relevant ear with this year’s triumphant All You Need Is Now. Packed with the lush sinewy hooks and paranoid poetry that brought the band to ubiquitous prominence in the first place, the album renewed our bizarre and well-documented fixation with the boys from Birmingham, no shame required. (“The Man Who Stole a Leopard”? “Girl Panic”? more, please!) Anyway, after suffering a pretty major setback when singer Simon Le Bon flipped his yacht – er, was overcome with laryngitis – earlier this year, the band is back to conquer America once again, boasting a sci-fi stage set that features giant creepy masks upon which their mugs will be projected. You’ll hear “The Reflex” and “The Wild Boys” (mashed up with Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax,” alas), but most of all, you’ll hear a bunch of moms screaming “Play that fucking bass, John [Taylor]” in between manic scream-spasms, because we’re all still sorting out our closets and dreams never have to die. Wild boys never lose it! Don’t try to tell us otherwise or you’re bound to get hurt. – Billy Manes (with Neon Trees; 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine; $49.50-$125; staugamphitheatre.com)


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