Dance-punk is a genre where the raw, incendiary heart of punk is all too often replaced with self-aware wailing or silliness. But you can make an exception for Toronto’s Death from Above 1979. The band’s excellent 2004 debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine packs enough rage into its 35-minutes that it serves as a testosterone transfusion for a style at risk of becoming punk-lite.
DFA1979 proved to be unsustainable in the long term, and the band fell apart in 2006 after the release of only one studio album and a couple of ho-hum EPs. But, not content to languish as a one-classic pony, the boys are back, performing a cross-Canada tour and debuting new material.
DFA1979 plays Remembrance Day at Club One at 8pm. Tickets are $45.