Groovy. Funky. Jazzy. Bluesy. Sexy. To put it simply, Khruangbin makes music to fuck to.
I’m not talking about making love — I’m talking about getting your freaky groove on and just feeling good from head to your toes. The trio’s heavily instrumental jams got the majority of CMCU Amphitheatre dancing on Tuesday night as the Uptown venue kicked off its 2022 concert season.
Khruangbin creates moods as much as it does music. It merges world music inspiration with a splash of just about everything under the sun to make a sound of its own — and it’s damn good.
If you’re not familiar with Khruangbin, it’s time to pay attention; start with “Maria Tambien.” After playing one of the Queen City’s largest music venues, one can only hope they make their way back to town soon.
The night started off with a set full of chill vibes from Toro y Moi. Based right down the road in Columbia, S.C., it’s been a while since the band has played in Charlotte, but they were welcomed back warmly — and even gave a quick shoutout to Lunchbox Records.
Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our Lifeline as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.