M83

Youth-obsessed Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, the electronic whiz behind M83, recently turned 30—and it might be the best thing that ever happened to him. Embarking upon his fourth decade, the synth-pop innovator is adopting a no-holds-barred approach to his work. Case in point: M83’s latest release, the soaring double-disc effort Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, which Gonzalez presents as both a tribute to his childhood and a nod to a time when an album was a tangible, enduring object, rather than an assemblage of MP3s offered à la carte. He isn’t pulling any punches onstage, either; his previously tiptoeing vocals have waltzed to the front and center, gaining both clarity and decibels. Active Child opens Wednesday's show.

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