Concert preview: Pretty Lights has taken stage name to heart

From the October 31, 2013 edition

Colorado-based producer/electronic musician Derek Vincent Smith, who records and performs as Pretty Lights, has taken his stage name to heart.

Recent tours have evolved into full-on, laser-bathed spectacles, with Smith performing at the center of an elaborate stage setup designed to look like a downtown city skyline.

His music can be equally massive at times, leaning heavily on pulsating synths and ground-rattling bass.