GGD photos by Josh Darr
Gang Gang Dance @ Pitchfork Fest
"Saturday's centerpiece was unquestionably Gang Gang Dance -- who only played a handful of songs but used their short set to tease them out, rearranging heavy new grooves like "Mindkilla" and "Chinese High," "into expansive astral-dub dance tracks. Owning the spotlight, lead singer Lizzie Bougatsos wailed on various percussion elements, letting her witchy but soothing vocals blanket the field -- while the band's "vibe coordinator" danced behind her, burning sage and waving a makeshift flag constructed from a trashbag.Like G-Side, Gang Gang Dance played day two (7/16) of the 2011 Pitchfork Festival and if Passion of the Weiss (quoted above) is to be believed, they appeared to be the highlight of the day by far. Fortunately for New Yorkers, in addition the band living here, Gang Gang Dance will appear in the city a few times soon.
Calling Gang Gang transcendent undersells them. Unlike any other set of the weekend, people wandered in curious, and reacted with absolute jubilation. During the 11-minute jam "Glass Jar," most of the crowd seemed to be a trance, despite the heat being particularly searing." [Passion of the Weiss]
GGD headlines a Rocks Off Concert Cruise tonight (7/21). Bubbles opens the very sold out show. Gang Gang Dance will then DJ at Warm Up on Saturday with Lunice, and play for free at the Mad Decent Block Party at South Street Seaport on July 30 (which just added Claude Von Stroke to the lineup).
Bubbles, who open the Rocks Off show tonight, play the free Summer Thunders show at Union Pool on Saturday (7/23) with Warm Ghost, Mountains, and Little Italy. Doors at 4pm. Updated flyer below.
Nguzunguzu, who had been touring with Gang Gang Dance up until tonight's show, have their own NYC show tonight (7/21) at Santos Party House with Death Grips. It also turns out this show is the official Gang Gang Dance after party (tickets).
GGD pictures and dates below....
Gang Gang Dance @ Pitchfork...
Gang Gang Dance -- 2011 Tour Dates
July 21 New York NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise
July 23 New York, NY - Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (DJ)
July 30 New York, NY - Mad Decent Block Party at South Street Seaport
Sep 23 Cincinnati OH - Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 24 Champaign-Urbana IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
Sep 28 Dallas TX - Club Dada
Sep 30 Mexico City MX - Teatro Fru Fru
Oct 01 Houston TX - Fitzgeralds
Oct 03 Austin TX - The Mohawk
Oct 05 Phoenix AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Oct 07 San Diego CA - Casbah
Oct 08 Pioneertown CA - Pappy & Harriet's
Oct 09 Los Angeles CA - Culture Collide Festival
Oct 10 Big Sur CA - Henry Miller Memorial Library
Oct 11 San Francisco CA - The Independent
Oct 13 Portland, OR - Holocene
Oct 14 Seattle, WA - Neumos
Oct 15 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
Oct 18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Oct 19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Oct 21 Morganstown, WV - 123 Pleasant St
Bubbles -- 2011 Tour Dates
July 21 New York, NY - Rocks off Concert Cruise w/ Gang Gang Dance
July 23 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Warm Ghost