Despite Pitchfork's sad puppy dog review of Partie Traumatic, Black Kids have met with success and adoration on the band's nonstop tour circuit. They've hit festivals like Glastonbury and Lollapalooza and toured with the likes of Cut Copy, Sons and Daughters, Kate Nash and a slew of others. Now they're doing their own thing, and songs from the colorfully titled EP Wizard of Ahhhs and recent album Partie Traumatic have been initiating dance-alongs from coast to coast. Past live performances have received mixed feedback from the media peanut gallery, but the upbeat, electro-laden pop is a fun vibe to groove on, and danceable music is hard to hate outright. If you missed their Neumos appearance in April, here's your second shot.
Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., 2008