Read up on M83 before tonight’s show
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • May 07, 2012 @ 10:47am
It takes a special artist coming to Buffalo for a show to sell out over a month in advance. But that’s just what happened with M83, the brainchild of Anthony Gonzalez, who comes to Town Ballroom tonight.
Touring in support of the band’s fall 2011 album “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” the four-piece with 1980s flair is coming off a sold-out show at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. The Chicago Tribune’s review marveled at the band’s energy and expression, and M83’s double album succeeds in creating nostalgia and an ethereal feel.
For those with tickets already, doors open at 7 p.m. with the opener I Break Horses slated for 8.
Here are a few more articles detailing M83 and the band’s Buffalo show:
—BuffaBLOG’s day-of preview by Chris Seymour
—BuffaBLOG’s Mac McGuire’s initial excitement after the news of M83’s Buffalo date.
—Exclaim.ca’s interview with Anthony Gonzalez details the ideas behind “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”
—MTV.com reports Katy Perry’s obsession with M83 and how Gonzalez may produce her next record.
In case you wanted a different back-drop for “Midnight City”:
Header photo credit: Flickr / prusakolep