It’s entirely possible that inside Passion Pit’s tour bus, a thousand smiling kittens are pecking their songs on a thousand rainbow-hued keyboards; such is the bouncy exuberance of these three Boston men and their synthesizers and the hysterical joy of their two dance-pop albums. “Giddy” is the word used most often—friends, they laugh in the face of your giddiness, and contort huffy New York audiences into that oft-mythologized response called “dancing.” They’re something to behold. With the Rural Alberta Advantage and Joy Formidable on Friday; Joy Formidable on Saturday; and Tragedy: An All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees on Sunday.

Sat., Jan. 9, 8 p.m., 2010

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