Be Part of a !!! Dance Party Tonight

December 13th, 2013

Back in the mid-’90s, three post-hardcore Sacramento, Calif., bands had so much fun touring together they decided to form a new group oriented toward dance music. The band’s name, !!!, comes from subtitles of The Gods Must Be Crazy, and their dance-punk sound comes from their punk roots and desire to get crowds moving. They mainly played house parties for a few years before their self-titled debut album came out in 2001. Since then, they’ve toured the world with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip, and the lineup has gone through some changes. But the current iteration—Nic Offer (vocals), Mario Andreoni (guitar), Rafael Cohen (bass and vocals), Dan Gorman (trumpet), Paul Quattrone (drums) and Allan Wilson (sax and keys)—is still bringing their psychedelic-influenced house music to the masses. Earlier this year !!! (above, doing “Slyd” for Baeblemusic) released their fifth full-length Thr!!!er (stream it below), which PopMatters calls a “wall-to-wall fun dance album.” So get your weekend started with a dance party tonight at Webster Hall.