FILE - In this combination of file photos, Leonardo DiCaprio, left, appears at an event to discuss climate change at the White House in Washington on Oct. 3, 2016, and Q-Tip, from A Tribe Called Quest, performs at the Wireless Festival in London on July 14, 2013. Longtime friends DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for the Australian band Chase Atlantic who made their debut in New York late Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, left, Jonathan Short, Files)
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday.
The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in a stripped, raw form.
DiCaprio bobbed his head from his plush chair while sitting next to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal and chatting with the leader of A Tribe Called Quest.
Q-Tip went to the stage to watch when the band asked people to come closer, as DiCaprio, in a fedora, sat back. The audience included music industry insiders, record label players and some press.
Chase Atlantic performed songs from its three-song project released in January, "Part One," as well as tracks from another three-song album, "Part Two," to be released Friday.
The group's genre-bending sounds echo The Weeknd and The 1975. Band members include brothers Clinton Cave and Mitchel Cave, and Christian Anthony.