James Murphy’s New York–based electro-rock outfit formed in 2002 and steadily built a solid, hip following before splitting in 2011. They were absent for four years, but in that time their legend was only amplified, reaching fever pitch in time for the 2015 reunion and accompanying “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” single. The hype is totally justified: Murphy’s project always manages to surprise and delight, simultaneously knocking down genre walls and pleasing fans of the group’s electronic-meets-punk vibe. All reports suggest that LCD Soundsystem are at the top of their live game right now, playing banging, hyper-intense sets in midsized venues for multiple nights. Murphy carried his cult heroes with him into the mainstream, and it’s great to see this visionary artist back on top. Also Nov. 18-21.