Hot Chip

Now more than a decade into their recording career, UK group Hot Chip have long outgrown the intentionally quirky, nerdy takes on electro-funk and R&B/hip-hop phrasing of their early years, evolving into an expansive, subtly powerful, and emotionally charged indie electronic act—all without losing their dorky charm or sense of humor. Latest album In Our Heads is some of the band's strongest work in years, ranging from the melancholic uplift of "Motion Sickness" to the hypnotic dancefloor commands of "Flutes" to the wobbly funk of "Night and Day" to tender ballad "Look at Where We Are." Now bolstered with two additional live percussionists, Hot Chip are also one of the best live acts going this side of guitarist Al Doyle's old gig with LCD Soundsystem. With YACHT. ERIC GRANDY

Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., 2012

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