MGMT w/ Tame Impala
Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.
Jun. 20, 2010
With the release of their 2007 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, MGMT ascended from Brooklyn buzz band to bona fide modern rock stars, thanks largely to three infectious synth-pop singles, “Time to Pretend,” “Electric Feel” and the inescapably perky “Kids.” The group cautioned that their 2010 follow-up, Congratulations, wouldn’t contain anything as poppy as that hit, and sure enough the record is far more psychedelic and far less hook-oriented. Nonetheless, it garnered welcoming reviews and debuted near the top of the Billboard charts.