DJ & Dance

The XX

When: Wed., May 3, 8 p.m. 2017

The XX burst onto the scene in 2009 with a debut so confident and assured that it was hard to believe the band wasn’t old enough to legally drink. Their signature aesthetic — whispery dream pop mixed with R&B — was fully developed from the get-go, and the band has used the success of their debut to become a highly coveted live act. In the years since their debut, band member Jamie XX has carved out a successful niche as an electronic musician. His work as a DJ is apparent on new album I See You — standout track “On Hold” spins a Hall and Oates sample into a catchy breakbeat and sees the band shifting into a more danceable territory. Since the band is playing over two dozen summer festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, their enormous outdoor stage set-up and light show should play well in Jacobs Pavilion. Soulful UK crooner and Drake collaborator Sampha will open the show. (Johnny Cook)

Price: $29.50-$45

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