Chromeo

Hall & Oates are very much alive, but should they perish in a jet skiing accident or fall down a well, the heir to their throne just may be Montreal’s Chromeo. The electro-disco-funk-pop duo has a long way to go to match Daryl and John’s sterling songbook, but P-Thugg and Dave 1 -- the self-described “only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture” – know how to find an unstoppable groove and fire up the dancefloor, or croon a soulful, righteous slow jam. Chromeo’s live sets feature Prince-worthy guitar licks, New Wave synths, and enough flashing lights to make Justice look like they forgot to pay the electric bill. Daryl Hall himself has endorsed Chromeo by performing with them at Bonnaroo and having them guest on his hit online series Live From Daryl’s House. You can’t buy that kind of hipster cachet! With Holy Ghost!, Telephoned. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Thu., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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