Favorite ThisChromeo / House of Blues (Boston, MA) / 02.03.11

Published: February 7, 2011


By: Jamie Reysen

Electro-funk duo Chromeo hit House of Blues Boston on February 3rd to promote their third album, Business Casual, released last September. The pair brought a perfect blend of fun electro beats and sassy vocals to the stage, turning the House of Blues into an interactive sing-along and dance party.

These guys know how to put on a show. While P-Thugg held down the electronic front on the synthesizer, Dave 1 brought a funky rock vibe with his vocals and guitar. They’re an act which truly needs to be experienced live.

So many electro acts fail to be personable and engaging, but Chromeo kept the crowd involved every step of the way, encouraging their fans to sing along to the catchy lyrics of crowd-pleasers like “Bonafied Lovin” and “Momma’s Boy.”

The duo churned out hit after hit, from Business Casual’s “Hot Mess” and “Night By Night” to “Needy Girl,” off She’s In Control, released in 2004. Every song was masterfully executed, and the set reflected one of the coolest things about Chromeo—their music is consistently good.

The show ended far too soon—around 11:05 p.m.—and that’s my one complaint. But early endings are typical of concerts in Boston. If it were up to Dave 1 and P-Thugg, I get the feeling they’d be down to sing and dance with us all night.

Chromeo is headed to the West Coast for stops in Portland, Reno, Oakland and Pomona before the tour’s grand finale back east at Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Listen to “Night By Night” below.


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