All you have to say is piano-driven schizoid pop and you've got my attention. Twenty One Pilots is actually two Columbus, Ohio, musicians, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. The sound is poppy and thoughtful with lyrics delivered with an astute poetry-slam kind of feel over a synthetic backdrop that is surprisingly and thankfully free of any throwback cheese. What you get is an epic sound that doesn't overshadow the simple joy. For whatever it's worth, Twenty One Pilots is a MTV Band To Watch in 2013. The band is blowing up so catch it in this intimate setting while you can.
Twenty One Pilots plays Sunday, May 5, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $10. waterstreetmusic.com.