For a Tuesday night, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul brought serious Friday Night Party vibes to Bowery Ballroom. The Brussels-based duo were playing their first NYC show since releasing their fantastic debut album and only their second here ever. (They played small East Village club Nublu right before the pandemic in 2020, which was their North American live debut.) Topical Dancer is already a blast, but every song was reworked even more explicitly for the club, with new parts added, always keeping you surprised, entertained and dancing.
For the most part, like their collaborators Soulwax, Charlotte and Bolis worked up a show that was essentially a nonstop mix, with builds, breaks and drops, bass solos, choreography, jokes, great lighting, and crowd participation. They had the audience providing the "bah bah!"s in the intense "Paténipat," and they both went into the crowd during "Ceci n'est pas un cliché." This was a show in the best possible way.