New Wave band Datagun to perform at the Englert

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 28, 2012 6:30 AM

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The New Wave post-punk band Datagun will perform at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday as a part of the Intimate at the Englert Series.

Rather than filling the theater's 700 seats, Intimate events seat 100 people on stage with the performers.

"Having both the artists and audience on stage together really eliminates the distance through which we typically experience live performance," said Englert Executive Director and Datagun member Andre Perry. "When seeing a band at the Intimate Series, it's almost like having it in your living room."

The three-member Datagun, labeled by some as "one of Iowa City's most curious bands," uses a sampler, a guitar, and a couple of keyboards to create pounding beats and washes of guitar and synthesizer static. The band also plays and records post-rock/post-punk-style tunes.

The event is open to the public, although seating is limited. Tickets cost $8 and include free digital downloads of Datagun's new album.

— by Emma McClatchey

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