Make no mistake about it: MSTRKRFT shows are an invigorating experience.
The deep bass pulsates through the audience, blasting you in the chest over and over again like an audible defibrillator. Canadians Jesse Keeler and Alex Puodziukas (known as Al-P) stand at the center of the stage —- side by side —- and push and pull a gaggle of buttons to manufacture the repetitive house and electro tunes.
Photos, below, from a June 2010 show at the Ogden.
The kids were dancing like mad at the Ogden beneath a stream of lasers straight out of “Asteroids.” At several points, the beams formed a triangle above the two, which brought to mind another electronic duo: Daft Punk. Surely, Saturday night was a party but MSTRKRFT’s songs are largely derivative of those who have gone before. As Keeler and Puodziukas bobbed around, one couldn’t help but dream of the helmet-clad Frenchmen —- the true masters of their craft.