James Chance and the Contortions


Five years shy of the age when most people begin collecting their pensions, musical contrarian James Chance still blurts out strident and sometimes asymmetrical sax phrases as if it were his life source. Tonight, he re-joins his sometime bandmates in the Contortions, the group of contemptuous and funky musical terrorists he led in the late ’70s when they and a few other downtown New York acts started the short-lived No Wave movement, for a special set. With Sal P. (who played with the Contortions’ post-punk peers in Liquid Liquid), R. Stevie Moore, and Endless Boogie.

Sat., July 6, 10 p.m., 2013