Though the band takes its name from The Police's single "Walking On the Moon," Walk the Moon doesn't have much in common with Sting and the guys. The group puts out a form of pop-rock that is much more pop than rock — and even then, more artsy than poppy. Many of Walk the Moon's singles have a supercharged energy behind them that is definitely aimed at people on the dance floor. The band's new wave style is perfectly stated in its song "We Are the Kids," in which they sing "We got our own fresh set of rules." With catchy synth riffs and infectious hooks, Walk the Moon's rules are easy to abide to.
Walk the Moon performs with Kongos, New Politics, My Goodness, and Alien Ant Farm on Friday, January 23, at The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street. 6 p.m. $20-$30. mainstreetarmory.com; walkthemoonband.com.