!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

!!!, which can be pronounced by repeating any one-syllable percussive sound three times (e.g., "chk chk chk"), formed in 1996 after the demise of the Yah Mos; while on tour, members of that post-hardcore act envisioned forming a band oriented toward danceable music, and once they returned to their native Sacramento, CA, they turned the concept into an actual group. The band quickly became an eight-member ensemble: Nic Offer on vocals, Mario Andreoni on guitar, Justin van der Volgen on bass, Dan Gorman on trumpet and percussion, Tyler Pope on guitar, Allan Wilson on saxophone and percussion, Mikel Gius on drums, and Jason Racine on percussion.
!!! spent its first few years developing its groove-oriented, post-punk-indebted sound while playing local house parties. At the same time, Offer, Pope, and van der Volgen were in a dub-inflected instrumental outfit called Out Hud. After releasing a 7" on Hopscotch and a split single with Out Hud in 1998, the two bands issued a split full-length, a 1999 release jointly sponsored by Gold Standards Laboratories (a Sacramento label) and Zum (a San Francisco zine).
After extensive touring of the States, !!! released a self-titled album on GSL in December 2000. Soon after, the band re-entered the studio and recorded enough material for a follow-up. Some members moved to New York, but the group remained intact and active as it booked regional tours. In 2003, the band issued Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story), its first release -- a ringing, hypnotic single nine minutes in length -- for Touch and Go. It set the tone for 2004's politically charged Louden Up Now, mixed to bold effect by Maurice Fulton. The relatively lighthearted Myth Takes and Strange Weather, Isn't It? (their first for new label Warp) were the band's third and fourth albums, released respectively in March 2007 and August 2010. - Josh Eppart, AllMusicGuide

The Yellow Dogs

The Yellow Dogs
"They may be from Iran, but they're a badass, Gang of Four-influenced punk band with dancefloor-moving songs."- SPIN

"What repression can do for art: The Yellow Dogs are an amazing rock band in Iran, where rock bands are illegal, along with other important things that make life worth living. I don't think I've felt this way about discovering a band since the White Stripes. My God-- the Yellow Dogs are brilliant. You wouldn't believe they could sound this good unless you've seen them live" - Huffington Post

"If medals were given for determination and perseverance, the four young rockers of Iranian underground band the Yellow Dogs would now be standing proudly on top of the podium." - AOL Spinner

If Jesus Had Machine Guns

A six piece of some of NHV's finest musicians, fronted by in-earnest maniac Jimi Patterson. Sounds cultivated from the distant faded post cards of your 80's fantasies: Dream pop meets Robocop. Futurism and authentic hooks augmented by pure passion. More honest than gospel. Rejoice and prepare to come to the now.


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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) with The Yellow Dogs, If Jesus Had Machine Guns

Friday, June 14 · 8:00 PM at The Ballroom at The Outer Space

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