Last Night: M83 at House of Blues

M83, I Break Horses House of Blues May 17, 2012

It's slightly weird seeing a band knowing they've already booked another show in town later in the year. That weirdness is amplified when the second show is booked for a bigger venue.

That kind of booking move leads to questions.

Now, the questions surrounding M83 might not be as numerous or interesting as ones surrounding Drake, but they're worth thinking about. When did these guys get so big? Can they fill those bigger venues? Are they trying to capitalize on a bit of temporary success, or is this a band that's here to stay?

M83's live show on this tour can't answer those questions, but it can answer this one: Does their brand of indietronica connect with audiences in a live setting?

Yes. Yes it does.

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