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Electropop is a type of -based music characterized by a distinctive low frequency synthesizer sound which might variously be described as crisp, crunchy, crackly, fuzzy, warm, distorted or dirty. The term is distinct with the cleaner sounding or the sparser sounding , though the lines between them are often blurred or non-existent in practice.

Despite first emerging as early as the mid- or so via artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Telex, and Yello, the genre didn’t break through commercially into the mid-80s about, with bands such as Kraftwerk getting major notice. And electropop only achieved significant mass market popularity during the 2000s, thanks in part to the renewed popularity of the electro sound in a mainstream dance music. The crossover style known as has played a big role.

Signature modern electro pop songs include “Heartbeats” by The Knife and “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga. Though the terms ‘electro pop’ and ‘synthpop’ were once used interchangeably and still sometimes are, each genre now has its own distinctive sound in general. Synthpop is often described as smoother, easier, and more classically ‘pop’ influenced than the often more frenetic and dense sounding electropop; synthpop lyrics will often focus on dancing, having a good time, and relationships while the latter will often focus on dark, moody themes and science fiction.

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BOUQUET 10" record release
Bouquet, Only YouConcert
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
Los Angeles, United States
34.139586 -118.214914

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Years & Years
Years & YearsConcert
U Street Music Hall
Washington DC, United States
38.917202 -77.027764
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The Ting Tings
The Ting TingsConcert
The Neptune Theatre
Seattle, United States
47.661259 -122.314158
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BROODS
Erik HassleConcert
Masquerade
Atlanta GA, United States
33.77103 -84.364537

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Years & Years *VENUE CHANGE* Moved to the Royale
Years & YearsConcert
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA, Boston, United States
42.373966 -71.121272

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Kiesza
Betty WhoConcert
Center Stage
Atlanta GA, United States
33.792172 -84.387912

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