Friday, September 24, 2010

Now's the Time: The Gang Font

Because jazz-punk is one of the least-loved of all musical subgenres, I suppose it's no surprise that I didn't know that The Gang Font existed until I read Joe Klopus' latest column. The noisy core of the band consists of Dave King (The Bad Plus), Greg Norton (Hüsker Dü) and Erik Fratzke (Happy Apple). Long before my jazz problem became a serious condition, I grew up listening to Midwestern punk bands like Hüsker Dü. The Gang Font perform Sunday at The Record Bar.


Anonymous said...

Love Dave King's playing - I'm excited to hear him outside of the Bad Plus.


Anonymous said...

Noisy yes, but not particularly interesting. Viewing the embedded YouTube does put me in the mood to listen to King Crimson's "Red."

Félix Amador said...

Great! Wow! What a way of playing!!!!