Concert preview: M83

Joel Oliphint

M83 has always been smooth, but the latest record,Junk, takes smoothness to a new level, conjuring elevator muzak and Barbra Streisand schmaltz. I can't stomach it, ironic or not. But on previous records, like 2011'sHurry Up, We're Dreaming, M83's Anthony Gonzalez mined '80s nostalgia in glorious ways, with layers of shiny synthesizers soundtracking a contagious, wide-eyed optimism. Let's hope Gonzalez mines his back catalog for this show.

Express Live

6 p.m. Friday, June 3

405 Neil Ave., Arena District

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