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Black Kids and Does It Offend You, Yeah? in Concert

Two curiously named recipients of fervent online buzz converge on a single stage Friday: Click the link above to hear Black Kids and Does It Offend You, Yeah? perform at WXPN and World Cafe Live.

Formed in 2006, Black Kids didn't take long to attract the attention of nationally known music blogs, backing up the praise with breakout performances at the Athens Popfest. The band's digital-only Wizard of Ahhhs EP was a sleeper hit, marked by coed harmonies, layered keyboards, lo-fi guitars, and R&B-seasoned songs. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" was a U.K. chart hit and a sleeper here, helping the band land considerable press attention along the way.

As its name suggests, opening act Does It Offend You, Yeah? doesn't take itself terribly seriously: The British electro-rock band infuses its ambitious and chaotic music with bass slaps, cowbells, and signifiers of '80s pop, not to mention healthy doses of electronic screeching. A go-to remixer for the likes of Muse and Bloc Party, the band makes music suitable for ravers and rockers alike.

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