Armin Van Buuren
Armin Van Buuren's brand of dance music is not in the usual vein. He has carved out a space in which he functions as an electronic folk singer of sorts. Without singing himself — he has guests on nearly all of his singles — he stirs up emotions by pushing buttons and mixing ultra-catchy beats that are a bit similar to that of a Bon Iver record, no joke. This is a night of dancing that doesn't include every goofy '80s song. While he'll never be appreciated here quite like he is in Europe, where he's consistently in the top three on yearly "Best DJ" lists, Armin Van Buuren is the ticket for a blissed-out, sweaty, and thought-provoking good time. 18+
Fri., June 1, 8 p.m., 2012
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