October 30, 2016

Gang of Four at Velvet Underground - Concert Pictures

Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Gang of Four at Velvet Underground on October 2, 2016 Photo by John at  One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Uber-influential English post-punk group Gang of Four, featuring sole original member, guitarist Andy Gill, played Toronto's Velvet Underground, opening for The Faint, on October 2. I've been a Gang of Four fan since I first heard the relentless riff and beat of "Naturals Not In It" back in the day. This show marked my first time seeing the band live and it was a great experience.

Gill's guitar sound and playing were awesome. The band's stone-faced posing and heaps of attitude perfectly complimented the solid beats and bass, angular riffs and discordant swaths. There was plenty of on-stage chaos with band members running into each other and creating cable spaghetti as they criss-crossed the stage, while singer John "Gaoler" Sterry utilized all three vocal mics. As The Faint singer Todd Fink would later say about them, they're so fucking cool.

Check out some tunes from their setlist:

"Love Like Anthrax"

"I Parade Myself"

"Damaged Goods"

"Natural's Not In It"

"At Home He's A Tourist"

"To Hell With Poverty"

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