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With a brand new album, White Women, out this week, Chromeo bring their electronic- funk dance party to Terminal 5 this weekend for two sold-out shows, Friday and Saturday. And even if you didn’t act fast enough, you might still be in luck because The House List is giving away two tickets to Saturday’s show. Want ’em to be yours? Then Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to and a brief message explaining why you deserve a free Saturday night dance party. Eddie Bruiser, who’s always up to get down, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.
Chromeo – November 14, 2013 – Webster Hall
There aren’t many bands you can see these days and feel satisfied if you consider yourself a firm believer in the whole funk and nothing but the funk so help you funk. Chromeo make that shortlist with ease, with funktastic hooks so contagious they’re next to impossible to shake. Their Webster Hall show last night sold out within 90 seconds, and the 90+ minutes they performed easily shows why.
Chromeo are made up of Dave-1 and P-Thugg, two guys who have remained good friends since childhood, in what they’ve jokingly called “the only successful Arab-Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.” The fun they share onstage is palpable. When certain songs called for it, they’d stand back to back, trading off bass and guitar solos in great moments that felt like a scene from a buddy comedy. The pair pulls inspiration from several genres without feeling like one in particular. The few bars of Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” they played between songs and their must-see performance of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go for That” will give some idea of their musical influences.
Having much of their songs preprogrammed allows the pair to pepper the tunes with killer guitar solos and talk-box singing at the perfect moments. The stage was littered not just with the perfect combination of lights and smoke machines, but also with two amazing light-up leg keyboard stands (think Christmas Story leg lamp but sexier). The band played through their biggest hits in succession: “Bonafied Lovin’ (Tough Guys),” “Night by Night,” “Needy Girl” and “Hot Mess.” They also performed select songs from their forthcoming album, White Women, including the live premiere of an irresistibly catchy number called “Frequent Flyer.” The show ended with one of their first songs ever released, “You’re So Gangsta.” And Chromeo have been stuck in my head ever since. —Dan Rickershauser
Ex Cops began when former Hymns frontman Brian Harding (vocals, keys and guitar) moved in with Dan Shapiro, a recent music-school graduate interested in producing. They originally put out an EP, White Women, filled with sunny music and a lo-fi sound. And then the band began to grow, with Amalie Bruun adding another voice and then more additions: Sam Bair on drums, Leif Huckman on bass and Kai Kennedy on guitar. A few weeks ago, Ex Cops (above, playing “Millionaire” for their Track + Field session for The Bowery Presents Live) finally released their debut LP, the dream-pop-filled True Hallucinations. Check them out discussing making music and why sometimes trying isn’t the best policy, and then go see them play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.
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Ex Cops began when former Hymns frontman Brian Harding moved in with Dan Shapiro, a recent music-school graduate interested in producing. Last summer they put out an EP, White Women, filled with sunny music and a lo-fi sound. And then the band began to grow, with Amalie Bruun adding another voice and then Sam Bair, Leif Huckman and Kai Kennedy adding guitar, bass and drums. They have a new LP in the works, but today Ex Cops are featured on The Bowery Presents Live. Watch them play “Millionaire,” above, and then check them out discussing making music and why sometimes trying isn’t the best policy. And make sure you subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live to stay in touch.
Tags: Amalie Bruun, Brian Harding, Dan Shapiro, Ex Cops, Kai Kennedy, Leif Huckman, Sam Bair, The Bowery Presents Live, Track + Field, White Women
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