Win Tickets ($80): Gang Of Four @ Revolution Hall | English Post Punk, w/ Gal Pals

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Gang Of Four @ Revolution Hall on March 24. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 21.


From our sponsors:
Gang Of Four
w/ Gal Pals
March 24, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40 | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Gang of Four was formed in Leeds in 1976 by bassist Dave Allen, drummer Hugo Burnham, guitarist Andy Gill, and singer Jon King. The band pioneered a style of music that inverted punk’s blunt and explosive energies — favoring tense rhythms, percussive guitars, and lyrics that traded in Marxist theory and situationism. And humour. They put every element of the traditional “rock band” format to question, from notions of harmony and rhythm to presentation and performance.

This original lineup of the band released two monumental albums, Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1981). A third, Songs of the Free (1982), was recorded with bassist Sara Lee replacing Dave Allen. After Songs Of The Free, Burnham departed the band, and Andy Gill and Jon King continued on to release Hard in 1983. After this release, the band broke up. In 2004, the original quartet reformed for tour dates and released Return The Gift (2005).

Gill’s untimely death in February 2020 was cause for many to once again re-examine the group’s catalog and the legacy of these early releases was widely cited. Not only did Gang of Four’s music speak to the generation of musicians, activists, writers, and visual artists that emerged in the group’s immediate wake, but the generation after that. And the generation after that, even.

In the last few years, their songs have continued to resonate with and been sampled by artists far afield from “post-punk,” including Run the Jewels (“The Ground Below”) and Frank Ocean (“Futura Free”). Forty years since the original release of Entertainment!, Gang of Four’s legacy cannot be overstated.

In 2021 Matador Records released the Gang Of Four: 77-81 limited edition Vinyl and CD boxsets and new reissues of the iconic Entertainment! and Solid Gold albums.




  1. Carol Trekas on March 1, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    I want to see Sara Lee.

  2. Michael on March 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Solid Gold is one of my all time favorite albums. I would love to win these tickets and take my 15 year old son to see this great band live.

  3. Joseph Keebler on March 2, 2022 at 6:11 am

    At home, I’m a winner of this contest. I find this winning rare, but greatly appreciated!

  4. Martti Hill on March 2, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Been a fan since 1990 and unfortunately have never had the opportunity to see them live.

  5. MIke on March 3, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    I love Gang Of Four and would like to take my friend to see them. Plus free tickets leaves extra cash for drinks at the venue. Sure hope I win.

  6. Kayla on March 3, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Winning these would be a dream come true for myself and being able to gift them to my man even more! I want to geek out so hard on how excited I would be to be able to see them live and how much ass they kick, but I won’t, I will just say that the intro to ether speaks for itself. 🥰

  7. Dave G. on March 3, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    If I get lucky enough to win, I plan to bring someone very dear to me who would be delighted to finally get out.

  8. Thea Stamatelos on March 4, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve been listening to Gang of Four since I was a teenager and would love to see them live!

  9. Bob MacKay on March 8, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    First song I learned to play was GO4’s ‘Armalite Rifle’!

  10. Dawn crooks on March 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    This would be a perfect show to go to! They are great!

  11. Evan on March 10, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    big fan. would love tix!

  12. Sam S on March 10, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Oh dang! Yes, please! Would love to see these rockstars!

  13. Robert Gronotte on March 11, 2022 at 5:40 am

    I would like to fight capitalism by getting into this show without payment!

  14. Kevin McE on March 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I’m envisioning the dance moves that may involuntarily spring forth from my body if I’m lucky enough to win…like a malfunctioning Chuck E. Cheese robot. I’d find that essence rare

  15. Kevin Williams on March 16, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Nothing beats old school

  16. Kelly N on March 16, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Gang of Four would be so awesome to see with my gang of two— my partner would be stoked, too!

  17. Nik on March 16, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    I will do anything to win these… I will be a good boy ! Just like their song.

  18. W on March 17, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Yes to Gang of Four!

  19. Brian Caldwell on March 18, 2022 at 8:47 am

    This would be so rad and my first concert at Revolution Hall!

  20. William Longnecker on March 18, 2022 at 9:31 am

    This would be the greatest!!!

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