The delirious build-ups and bangin' breakdowns will stream from laptops and samplers on Sat., Sept. 3, at Shoreline Amphitheatre. 1 p.m., $60-$200; www.idfestival.com.
Ask a friend for their favorite 16 bars, and if they answer with a house rhythm and not a pub crawl, then the Identity Festival will likely be their jam. Take an amphitheater, put a couple extra stages in the sweltering parking lot, add countless glow sticks and Day-Glo fabrics, roll in enough subwoofers to rearrange internal organs, and you have the setup for this electronic music tour. Some aspects of the crowd promise to be unabashedly retro, but the music is hyper-modern, featuring numerous facets of the post-techno digital diaspora. Among the two dozen artists performing are Nervo, L.A. Riots, the Eye, Le Castle Vania, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, Datsik, Nero, Booka Shade, and Kaskade, representing electro-house, wonky tech-funk, aggro dubstep, prog and deep house, and more.