When: Sun., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Tunes that bear the stamp of producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin are similar to sharks. That is, they're frighteningly perfect at what they're designed to do—in this case, lighting up all of the brain's pop-sensitive nodes—and also I think they're just the fucking coolest. Consider what the duo did for Katy Perry. For a couple months late last year it felt like B96 was playing her "Teenage Dream"—off the album of the same name—three times an hour. I'm gladly sitting through it again as I write this, bopping my head and marveling at its chorus for probably the thousandth time. Even knowing that the lyrics are about wanting to bone Russell Brand hasn't ruined the song for me, which almost defies belief. —Miles Raymer Natalia Kills opens.