Gang of Four

Gang of Four

Public Access T.V.

Tue, March 3

Doors: 7:00 pm


Gang of Four - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Gang of Four

UK’s legendary post-punk GANG OF FOUR will release a new album, What Happens Next, on February 24, 2015 on Metropolis Records in the USA and Canada, and Membran in Europe. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed album Content, What Happens Next features collaborations with Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Robbie Furze from The Big Pink, Gail Ann Dorsey, German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer and Japanese superstar Hotei.

The first album without vocalist Jon King, What Happens Next refers to both the outside world and the band itself: an emphatic commitment to the future. “The focus is more on universal issues, like how individuals behave in certain ways or how our world is constructed, than local issues or current affairs,” says founding guitarist and songwriter Andy Gill. “Gang of Four is anything but parochial.” When King left the project, a reinvigorated Gill seized the opportunity to re-imagine Gang of Four from the ground up. The new album is an unexpected twist that still operates as the next logical step for the legendary post-punk band.

Sandwiched between Joy Division’s landmark album Unknown Pleasures and Led Zepellin’s iconic IV, Gang of Four’s debut Entertainment! sits at #8 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 of the 1970s, proclaiming it “caustic and bursting with disgust for unethical capitalism, opportunist politicians and consumer society, among other things, but it's also crafted with amazing pop sensibility - and is, of course, remarkably danceable.” Earlier this year, that same album was found on Kurt Cobain’s handwritten list of favorite albums. Echoing the singular importance of the band’s impact on
music, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello told Rolling Stone this past July 2014 that “there’s no one more influential on my guitar playing than Andy Gill.” Having been named a massive influence by many artists including Bloc Party, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem, among hundreds of others, Gang of Four’s legacy continues not by being frozen in a moment in time, but by constant evolution while remaining true to the original spirit of the band.

What Happens Next was written and produced by Andy Gill in London. The lead single from What Happens Next is “Broken Talk”, which features vocals from Alison Mosshart and is available to stream now
Gang of Four is Andy Gill (guitar), John “Gaoler” Sterry (vocals), Thomas McNiece (bass) and Jonny Finnegan (drums).
Public Access T.V. - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Public Access T.V.
Public Access TV know that New York City can do better. That it deserves better. John PATV's frontman and main songwriter grew up in Pegram, Tennessee (population 2,093), and fell in love with the idea of the romantic ideal of this city and its music. When he got here himself, it was not-so-fresh off a $40 bus into Chinatown that took him 18 hours. He didn't know what was going on then, and he knows that there's nothing much going on now. In other words, this is someone who is going to make damn sure that he and his still very new band make things happen.

To date in the bands short existence they have played two shows in Manhattan, Public Access TV are a band who understand the power of not giving away too much, too soon. "That's important to us," John says. "A lot of bands give that up easily, but a little bit of mystery goes a long way. We are not going to be tweeting at other bands or whatever. I want PATV to seem separate from everything else. I don't want to be in any scene, or any world of bands that already exist in New York. I want to start something fresh."
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001