Tiesto

Good ol’ Tiesto: Like a burn-out explaining why he loves Bob Marley, the Dutch mega-jock neither offends nor inspires. Sure, if you’re experiencing him live—especially in a club setting—you’ll probably dance with the rest of the mob. But Tiesto’s brand of corporatized trance is too tame to lift the soul along with the body. That said, dude’s work ethic—he’s forever on the road, forever putting out music, and ever-available to the media—has made him a force to be reckoned with, whether you want to reckon with him or not. Tiesto’s endless efforts to stay plugged into the zeitgeist via, among other things, tapping pop stars to guest on tracks (Nelly Furtado and Tegan & Sara are just three of the names that appear on his 2009 disc, Kaleidoscope) keep him relevant, regardless of how good he sounds. With Johnny Monsoon, Hyperfunk. KEVIN CAPP

Sat., April 10, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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