Between Sleigh Bells, Javelin, These Are Powers, and now Saratoga Springs duo Phantogram, New York in 2010 is starting to look like Bristol in 1994lots of rockcentric art-fucks doing smart, comforting recontextualizations of hip-hop in a way that's kind of irresistible. Phantogram mixes a little bit of 4AD dream pop in with their Dilla-fried beats, resulting in a happy medium between head-knock and head-rush. With Chicago bliss-poppers Light Pollution.
Tue., May 18, 9 p.m., 2010
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