Concert Review: Gang Gang Dance at the Grog Shop

Yeah, their music is a lot like that too
  • Yeah, their music is a lot like that too

It's bewildering.

What do you expect from a band that's released two of the most dynamic, fusion dance albums over the past few years? Both of which —2008's Saint Dymphna and this year's Eye Contact — are top of the heap material in their respective years.

After career-highs like conducting an orchestra of 88 drummers (a collaboration with the Japanese band Boredoms), Gang Gang Dance have honed their dance sensibilities on Eye Contact.

And at the Grog Shop last night much of their tribal polyrhythms were forsaken in favor of freewheeling house music.

As you can expect from the Grog Shop, there was a long delay before the night got underway. But the sparse crowd was forgiving, as several fans in the front danced for both the opening DJ act and GGD.

The former went on too long, as if to compensate for the late start and presumably the lack of another opener. It wasn't altogether clear what the concern was, but the youthful crowd was patient.

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