Deadmau5

These days, every dude with a laptop and a set of turntables refers to himself as a DJ. (E.g.: Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio of Jersey Shore). But progressive house producer Deadmau5 slams his less talented peers, claiming that he doesn’t fly halfway across the world to “hit a spacebar and do a couple of fist pumps.” He definitely delivers more than that during his sets, donning a crystal-encrusted mouse mask and dancing and leaping across the stage as he storms through a prolific collection of hypnotic tracks, including those on his most recent album For Lack of a Better Name. Many of the tech-savvy Toronto native’s diehard fans too, rock mouse ears and Mickey Mouse-style gloves on the dancefloor. So dig up your childhood Disneyland paraphernalia. It can definitely be recycled this evening. With Die Antwoord, Skrillex. ERIKA HOBART

Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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