“The extremely aural intensity of Gang Gang Dance draws you into an experience of negotiation from which a humane and harmonic beauty emerges.”—Artforum
This foursome has burst from the fertile Brooklyn art-rock scene with an enigmatic, visceral
sound unlike any other. A mess of layered sonic flora—drums and percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, MIDI, flutes—is held together with the mysterious chants and delicate wails of front
woman Liz Bougatsos. The raw frenzy of their live performances acts as organic counterpoint
to their skittery loops of electronics and effects. Free-form melodies and syncopated primitiveness
recall early Can—each individual song is a piece of a larger puzzle that tells a story of
fierce humanity and beauty.
Local legend Paul Metzger (of T.V.B.C. fame) opens the evening with a mesmerizing solo, raga-tinged improvisation on a modified banjo. Revered nationally for his picking/experimentation, Pitchfork notes, “Metzger has located a quivering space between the raga open-string drone and the ear-warping harmonic meditations of Tony Conrad, and the combined logic puts us both out of time and right in the body of the misshapen instrument.”