Photos of !!! at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on November 17th, 2015
QRO’s review of !!! at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on New Year’s Eve, 2014
Photos of !!! at 2015 FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA
QRO’s review of !!! at The Bishop in Bloomington, IN on July 28th, 2014
Photos of !!! at 2014 NOS Primavera Sound in Oporto, Portugal
Photos of !!! at 2014 Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain
Photos of !!! at 2013 Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA
Photos of !!! at 2013 FYF Fest
QRO’s review of !!! at House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY on July 18th, 2013
Photos of !!! at SXSW 2013 in Austin, TX
Photos of !!! at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on December 13th, 2012
QRO’s review of !!! at Damrosch Bandshell in New York, NY on August 9th, 2012
Photos of !!! at 2011 Pacific Festival in Silverado, CA
There is a lot of dance music out there; too much, really (especially if you factor in the endless dance remixes). Countless DJs get paid to just push play, with pop stars auto-tuned into mass appeal. But doing dance right is !!!, who can make even the most jaded hipster move to the beat, like on their latest, Shake the Shudder.
Photos of !!! at 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA
Photos of !!! at 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA
QRO’s review of !!! at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY on August 16th, 2010
QRO’s review of !!! as part of the Warp20 celebrations at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on September 4th, 2009
Photos of !!! at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on May 16th, 2007
QRO’s review of !!! at Paradise in Boston, MA on May 15th, 2007
Shake delivers just what you’re looking for from !!!. The rhythmic beats to songs like “Dancing Is the Best Revenge” (which might be the band’s mission statement), “Throw Yourself In the River”, and “Imaginary Interviews” will get anyone to move their shoulders & hips, like a reduced version of the band’s charismatic & very active frontman, Nic Offer. Shake doesn’t have quite the stand-out Offer lines like prior records (such as “Even Judas gave Jesus and kiss”), but Offer can still engage when he wants to, such as “Things Get Hard”.
Shake the Shudder doesn’t differ that much from prior !!! releases, and by this point they’ve got a lot behind them. But it does set them apart from the million-and-one dance artists of today, and gives the listener – dancer or not – what they want & need.