Gang Gang Dance

At the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this past summer, Gang Gang Dance were allotted about as much time to play as any middle-tier act—about an hour or so—but they only managed to cram, like, four songs into their set. That’s because the band can stretch their already meandering electronic/percussion jams out to epic lengths live, led by singer Lizzi Bougatsos’ witchy, funhouse mirrored vocals and by the considerable effort of the band’s resident flag-waver/scarf-twirler/Bez-style vibesman. But if their songs run long, it’s not like they do it locked into any one form; instead, the band’s tracks morph from trippy house to new age ambience to searing ersatz techno, never quite heading where you expect. With Prince Rama, Stephanie. ERIC GRANDY

Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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