BROOKLYN, NY—At SPIN magazine’s end of year party at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Superchunk, Charli XCX and Hannibal Buress entertained the crowd as the Pabst Blue Ribbons were guzzled and Santa hats twirled like hipster mistletoe. Comedian Buress kept things light and fuzzy as he tickled funny bones and kept the night moving along.
Charli XCX and her backup band of mini-skirted lovelies provided the punchy bass and drums to their party anthems. Dressed in white latex, Charli worked the stage masterfully like a gracious yet snotty teen idol. On “What I Like,” things got raucous as she writhed, wiggled then paced the stage in her extremely large white platform shoes.
Superchunk, in town promoting their new album I Hate Music, played the Hall as if they were reliving the glory days at CBGB. They were a poppy, punk-influenced unit that rocked up there like pimpled teens. By the time the hit “Hyper Enough” went down, the band was an oiled chunk of burning poppy punk as they bashed out the hits for the faithful and SPIN magazine’s dedicated following.