If Digitalism is dance-punk, then thank God its worked out that way, while well-meaning artists previously cursed with that moniker (allo, Hot Hot Heat) have vanished into same-y obscurity. By contrast, this German duo, only together since 2004, match punk sass with highly enjoyable, and danceable, electro-pop that doesnt seem immediately dated. Singles like Pogoone Block Party couldve made had they the inclination to be raversare played out by guys like Justice and Boys Noize, as well as Digitalisms remixes for everybody from the Klaxons to the Cure. This is before-the-moment music that miraculously manages not to be annoying; just watch out for the haircuts at the party.
Listen to a sample of Digitalism's "POGO."
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Mon., Oct. 22, 8 p.m., 2007