Foxy Shazam's music has been featured on high profile Super Bowl promos and NCAA basketball tournament ads, but for some strange reason the Cincinnati band still is laboring in relative obscurity, playing clubs when it appears arena ready.
With a sound that combines vintage Queen's vocal pyrotechnics with a bracing mix of hard rock, '80s cheese pop, a capella, and the drama of David Bowie, Foxy is primed for prime time. Throw in a charismatic frontman, eager-to-please hooky songs, and a wild stage show and you've got a band that should be storming the Billboard charts.
Judge for yourself Tuesday night at Mickey Finn's when the group rolls into Toledo on its tour to support the excellent 2012 release "The Church of Rock and Roll." The major label disc is the band's fourth album since 2005 and careens across musical styles with bombastic charm.
Mickey Finn's is at 602 Lagrange St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the opening bands are Maniac and Cadaver Dogs. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available at all TicketMaster outlets, at ticketmaster.com, at Ramalama Records (419-531-7625), and Culture Clash (419-536-5683).