BT at the Marquee

Veteran producer and beatmaker BT (a.k.a. Brian Transeau) won't be manning the turntables for his upcoming performance at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday, August 17. Instead, for the first time in four years, he will be appearing with a full band to perform the ethereal soundscapes that have shifted him from the echelons of electronica to the world of movie soundtracks.

With his newest release, Music From and Inspired by the Film Monster, BT has distanced himself from the reputation for playing dreamy house music that he built in the mid-'90s, instead taking recent forays into radio-friendly pop music by producing for Britney Spears ("I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman") and *NSYNC ("Pop"). Despite those latter credentials, BT remains an innovator in the world of electronica, and his full band excursion promises to be another step forward.

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Brendan Joel Kelley