Empire of the Sun
Gooey and glitzy as all get out, Australian synth-pop wonders Empire of the Sun swing for the fences throughout their overstuffed but irresistible sophomore album, Ice on the Dune. This is Top 40 party music as envisioned by talented alt-rock-band refugees well into their 30s, and like Daft Punk's Random Access Memories it integrates the best elements of '70s disco and '80s dance-rock into delightful modern-day earworms. Known for performing in over-the-top sci-fi-inspired attire, they'll bring about a garish good time.
Mon., Sept. 16, 7 p.m., 2013
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