At this point it's pretty safe to say that "Pumped Up Kicks" is the crossover smash of the year. Foster the People's debut single is omnipresent on the radio dial and beyond—it's impossible to get away from. But why would you want to? The young band lends an undeniable good-time feel to everything they touch (even while they're singing about running from gunshots). Foster the People's disco-lite sports razor-sharp hooks while utilizing a bag of tricks that modern dance-music producers have dipped into for years, and the combo has made them stars overnight. The massive appeal of "Kicks" showcases just a fraction of their potential; there's an appeal to the band that reaches beyond immediacy. With Poliça. 18+.
Sun., Dec. 4, 6 p.m., 2011