Gang of Four

Thu Feb 14 2019

8:00 PM

Shank Hall

1434 N. Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202

$35.00

Ages 21+

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Pioneering post-punk band, the Gang of Four were formed in the bricolage punk rock fallout culture of late seventies Leeds – a place where art was a mirror and guitars were machine guns. Gang of Four tore up the template and made sense of the question marks thrown up by year zero. 

They redesigned rock in the punk aftermath, taking the incendiary energy of the form and crisscrossing it with funk, stripping away the baggage of rock excess and creating a new stripped-down music that was full of agit energy, heavy grooves, shrapnel guitars and politically charged lyrics matching the fervour of the times. Swerving trad rock rhythms, the beats were invented from scratch and every instrument played a pivotal role in the sound in a non-hierarchical structure.

In short, they came up with post punk. 

Shank Hall
Gang of Four

  • Gang of Four

    Gang of Four

    Post Punk

    Gang of Four is one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years.

    “More than anything, Gang of Four were about visceral, high energy, maximum impact rock’n’roll. They made you dance and they made you sweat just as they made you think. That exclamation mark at the end of the title of their 1979 debut album Entertainment! – incidentally, one of the greatest debut albums ever made; in fact, one of the greatest long-playing records, period – was no accident or sleight of design. Economic, emotional, political, musical – and yet it remains as true, as resonant, as relevant, as universally applicable three decades on as it was the day it was released.” - Q Magazine

    Andy Gill (guitar and vocals) continues to provide the anguished riffs and driving chords that send extraordinary singer and lyricist Gaoler diving and contorting across the stage. They are joined in the studio and on stage by bass player Thomas Mcneice and drummer Tobias Humble.

    The band always sounded years ahead of their time and now this is their moment, with a host of new imitators and emulators, and a fanbase swelled by new adherents.

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Shank Hall

Gang of Four

Thu Feb 14 2019 8:00 PM

Shank Hall Milwaukee WI
Gang of Four

$35.00 Ages 21+

Pioneering post-punk band, the Gang of Four were formed in the bricolage punk rock fallout culture of late seventies Leeds – a place where art was a mirror and guitars were machine guns. Gang of Four tore up the template and made sense of the question marks thrown up by year zero. 

They redesigned rock in the punk aftermath, taking the incendiary energy of the form and crisscrossing it with funk, stripping away the baggage of rock excess and creating a new stripped-down music that was full of agit energy, heavy grooves, shrapnel guitars and politically charged lyrics matching the fervour of the times. Swerving trad rock rhythms, the beats were invented from scratch and every instrument played a pivotal role in the sound in a non-hierarchical structure.

In short, they came up with post punk. 

Gang of Four

Gang of Four

Post Punk

Gang of Four is one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years.

“More than anything, Gang of Four were about visceral, high energy, maximum impact rock’n’roll. They made you dance and they made you sweat just as they made you think. That exclamation mark at the end of the title of their 1979 debut album Entertainment! – incidentally, one of the greatest debut albums ever made; in fact, one of the greatest long-playing records, period – was no accident or sleight of design. Economic, emotional, political, musical – and yet it remains as true, as resonant, as relevant, as universally applicable three decades on as it was the day it was released.” - Q Magazine

Andy Gill (guitar and vocals) continues to provide the anguished riffs and driving chords that send extraordinary singer and lyricist Gaoler diving and contorting across the stage. They are joined in the studio and on stage by bass player Thomas Mcneice and drummer Tobias Humble.

The band always sounded years ahead of their time and now this is their moment, with a host of new imitators and emulators, and a fanbase swelled by new adherents.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$35.00

Delivery Method

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Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.