Gang Of Four

While England’s love of infusing punk with reggae influences is most often associated with the Clash and to a lesser extent, John Lydon, it’s arguable that Gang of Four did the best job of rendering that chemical equation. Taking something as gently hypnotic as dub and massaging it into the sharp edges of their jarring, jittery dance-punk was a true stroke of genius that made what could have been discordant shamble into a cerebral, confrontational dance party. While young Turks like Radio 4 and the Rapture do commendable jobs exhibiting Gang’s sizable influence, they still can’t compete with the original source. With Hollerado. HANNAH LEVIN

Wed., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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