Before their tour van was powered by the indie rock hype machine, Smith Westerns used to play Cafe Bourbon Street somewhat frequently. The youthful Chicago rockers will never play a room that small in this town again thanks to "Dye It Blonde," an infectious set of detail-oriented guitar pop that makes them perfect tourmates for Monday's headliners, Arctic Monkeys.

Before their tour van was powered by the indie rock hype machine, Smith Westerns used to play Cafe Bourbon Street somewhat frequently. The youthful Chicago rockers will never play a room that small in this town again thanks to "Dye It Blonde," an infectious set of detail-oriented guitar pop that makes them perfect tourmates for Monday's headliners, Arctic Monkeys.

For their part, the Monkeys' new "Suck It and See" finds them carrying the Britpop torch ably. The band that raced through "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" is still potent, but now patient and poised too.