Price: $29.50

When: Ended 11/18/13

Where: First Avenue Mainroom

MGMT has a dubious reputation locally as the dullest headliner in Rock the Garden history (2010), and that may help explain why its concert was downsized and moved from Roy Wilkins Auditorium to First Ave. The Connecticut haze-rock duo’s hot mess of an eponymous third album probably hasn’t done much to win back fans. If wigged-out, Syd Barrett-ized songs such as “Your Life Is a Lie” and “Alien Days” don’t liven up the live show — where co-founders Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser expand the band to a quintet — there are always “Time to Pretend,” “Kids” and “Electric Feel,” the synth-sparkly 2007 hits that made them best-new-artist Grammy nominees and still keep them on people’s radar. Chris Riemenschneider


First Avenue Mainroom
701 1st Av. N.
Minneapolis, MN

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