As one of the original members of Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, James Chance found himself at the forefront of No Wave experimentalism and punk in the late 70s. When the singer and saxophonist started his own band (James Chance & the Contortionists), he pioneered an irrepressible, shout-y street preacher-like brand of punk funk that relied on bass, sax and drums. We thought there wasn’t really anyone who sounded like him until we caught wind of Brooklyn band The Immaculates (The L's 8 bands, hey-o!). Together, this show is kickass chicken soup for the soul that’s sick of distant, cold delivery. It’s also for anyone who wants to see a person try to repeatedly smash a plastic tambourine into pieces on the floor.