!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) occupy the space created by the collision of post-punk, funk, and dance music. Taking up the thread started by late 1970's and early '80's bands such as Gang of Four, The Clash, the Contortions, and The Pop Group, !!! combine the aggression and grittiness of punk with the danceability of funk. !!! truly are a postmodern band in that they freely absorb all manner of influences and spit them out in their own unique, highly danceable style.
The initial idea for !!! came when local Sacramento bands Black Licorice, The Yah Mos, and Popesmashers toured together in 1996. While on tour, the three bands discussed the possibility of putting together a group that would have all the energy of punk, producing heavy music that would... Read More