Concert preview: The 1970s live on in slick synth-pop duo Chromeo

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The ’70s never ended for Chromeo, the disco-obsessed synth-pop duo of David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. The pair’s high-gloss music consistently evokes the era of feathered hair, questionable fashion choices and free love — a topic that surfaces frequently on its latest, the endearingly cheeky (and wholly self-aware) White Women.

“I wish I could love you down right now on the kitchen floor,” the musicians sing on one tune, even as the groove pulsates like a light-up dance floor.

While a bulk of the pair’s tunes offer little more than surface sheen, occasionally the two drop their guard, allowing a glimpse behind the curtain. Such is the case on the Solange-assisted “Lost on the Way Home,” a lovely duet that serves as a welcome humanizing moment.

Wave Racer opens the show.

Photo courtesy of Chromeo

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16

1722 N. High St., Campus