So I'm reading about this new teen sensation called Tokio Hotel, and I click on video of them playing on TRL (RIP!), and there they are performing this song that sounds like a latter-day Smashing Pumpkins reject, and the singer is desperately flat, and his hair is desperately large, and besides his teased-out lion's mane he's rocking this glam-goth look, and his guitarist appears to have been teleported from a turn-of-the-century Family Values Tour stop, and the kids are singing along at full force, and I realize I have become that sad old man wondering what's become of America's youth.

So I'm reading about this new teen sensation called Tokio Hotel, and I click on video of them playing on TRL (RIP!), and there they are performing this song that sounds like a latter-day Smashing Pumpkins reject, and the singer is desperately flat, and his hair is desperately large, and besides his teased-out lion's mane he's rocking this glam-goth look, and his guitarist appears to have been teleported from a turn-of-the-century Family Values Tour stop, and the kids are singing along at full force, and I realize I have become that sad old man wondering what's become of America's youth.

What: Tokio Hotel

When: Monday, Oct. 27

Where: Newport Music Hall, Campus

Web: promowestlive.com