Chiddy Bang

Philly-based Chiddy Bang will be the first to tell you that blog buzz can be the boost that puts a group over the top. The duo of emcee Chiddy and DJ/producer Xaphoon Jones used the internet popularity of their mixtape “The Swelly Express” and its MGMT-inspired single “Opposite of Adults” to wrangle a deal with EMI. Xaphoons’ unique sampling choices—from Radiohead to Passion Pit—often take a turn toward the electronic and syncopated, and the colorful melodies mesh with swagger-rich rhymes for some perfect party jams. And with an as-of-yet untitled debut full-length slotted for release this August, you can bet on hearing more new material at their notoriously spontaneous shows. With The Pack, 2AM Club, XV. NICK FELDMAN

Wed., June 9, 8 p.m., 2010

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