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Chromeo @ Fox Theater 2/19/11

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Posted by shore On February - 20 - 2011

chromeoft@AndyShore There is a special energy that goes with the final show of a tour. Not only do you know the band is going to leave it all on the stage, but they’re also boosted by the knowledge that life in a tour bus away from family and friends is about to end. Add to that a sold out Fox Theather, far enough removed from a typical LA crowd in Pomona, and you’ve got the mix for a special evening.

Having not seen Chromeo since Business Casual dropped, I was looking forward to seeing the new tunes live. Fancy Footwork is a much more dance-y album. The new album is more groove-based, baby making music. Live, it’s still a constant dance party. Also, one of my favorite parts of Chromeo is that practically every other song has crowd participation or call and response in it. The sold out crowd in Pomona definitely knew all their lines.

It may have been them feeding off the crowd’s energy, but Dave-1’s voice seemed to sound better and his guitar has even improved from the last time I saw them just over a year ago. P-Thugg masterfully tinkers with this synth rig, and steps out to slappa-the-bass (is that still funny?) for some additional bottom end when needed. Rob and I walked in just as they opened their set with “Tenderoni.” It was a perfect ebb and flow of new and old from there. “Bonafied Lovin'” may have gotten the biggest reaction from the crowd, but the “Night by Night” into “Mama’s Boy.” was probably my favorite of the evening.

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