Torontos Joel Zimmerman better known by his superstar DJ handle Deadmau5, and the huge, red, grinning mouse head he wears while performing live raised some hackles in the global electronic music community last year when he told an Irish newspaper that all DJs are fucking cunts, adding, To say you become this massive up-on-a-podium performer by playing other peoples productions at the same speed as someone elses productions and fading between the two of them, I don't get it. Whether or not his point is valid, the upstart, prolific twenty-something has cranked out a ton of original progressive house, trace, and electro since 2005, including his new LP, For Lack of a Better Name. And if Deadmau5s attitude -- or his narrow definition of what a DJ should be -- is off-putting, his music is anything but. With DJ Colby B. All ages.
Sun., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., 2009