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This Little Underground

takes on Danny Feedback's Crack Rock Opera, Helms Alee, Big Business and Glitch Mob

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My Glitch Mob experience (July 14, the Beacham) did not start well. The draining of my chi began in line where I was surrounded by a gang of tools-in-training who make Jersey Shore look cosmopolitan and whose use of the words “rage” and “sick” exceeds all reason and intelligence. Shut … up. Then, inside, I was accosted by a ridiculous per-capita ratio of party photographers. I do not want my picture taken and, no, I am not Steve Aoki.

Thankfully, the Glitch Mob’s actual performance was a royal, Tron-esque spectacle with dazzling lights that punched their chunky electronic minimalism into impressive hyperreality. The most rewarding thing for the paying public is that everything about their performance is designed for show, an aspect far too often neglected by electronic acts. Even the swank touchpads they played were tilted forward so the audience could actually see what they’re doing live. And it all culminated in a technological orgy for the eyes.

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