Back in mid-December 2012, I headed to Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY to see one of my all time favorite bands, the infamous !!! (Chk Chk Chk). This dance-punk band has gotten me through all of my 20s (and possibly my late teens).
!!!’s frontman, Nic Offer is incredibly entertaining to watch. He has a way of carrying his energy throughout the entire set and often is found jumping off of the stage and wandering into the crowd to shake his ass with fans. Once Nic takes the mic in his hands, brace yourself for one of the best dance parties you will probably ever attend. This band forever and will always bring the party. Backed by catchy and funky beats, sing-able lyrics, and a wiggly lead singer, you can NOT go wrong and there will definitely be smiles all around.
Recently the band announced they will be releasing an LP this year called, Thr!!!ler which is simply brilliant and I can’t wait to hear it. It is set to be released late April via Warp Records. This album also comes with a new tour but the dates and locations have yet to be announced. For the amount of dancing and fun that takes place during their shows, I would recommend checking them out if they are coming to a town near you.
The show that I attended in December was exactly what I expected, completely sweaty, completely perfect, and a crowd full of great people. I had the honor of meeting photographer Greg Cristman who took the amazing live shots used in this post. Definitely take the time to go see some of his other work on his website. It’s simply amazing!
Overall, I give the entire show and experience 5 out of 5 sprinkle filled shot glasses. I have included the first song i’ve ever heard from this funk-tastic band. Hopefully you will have the same “blown away” feeling I had when I first heard them.
What do you think? Can you feel it intensify?