It's violin dubstep from a sci-fi-loving, eccentric little 26-year old with a knack for interpretive dance. This is Lindsey Stirling and she was born right here in OC. Her sound is a surprisingly unconventional collaboration of styles and genres—but we'll pass on the predictable, thank you. We're not quite sure how she's able to dance with such spastic energy while playing a flawless and manic violin—but with more than 20 years of practice, she makes it look effortless. Add gritty electronic beats and her charmingly quirky aesthetic and this is classical music for a new generation. Check her out as she stops by the Observatory in support of her self-titled debut album (it's about time, her YouTube channel has something in the ridiculous range of 86 million views), and catch a show that is truly unique.
Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., 2012