Laying down what they call ¨the new disco,¨ Radio 4 is one of several bands teaching the indie kids to dance again. They call it ¨the new disco,¨ first heard on Gotham, the NYC-based band´s 2002 breakthrough album. Like Franz Ferdinand, the Faint, Bloc Party, and others, Radio 4 employs much of Gang of Four´s sound and fury in its battle for hearts and minds. It wants its listeners to get up and do something or at least start to care about doing something. Radio 4´s latest, Stealing of a Nation, takes their often politically driven lyrics a step further, offering a more technofied sound than the bouncing, blasting, slightly new-wave post-punk they churned out in staking their reputation. There isn´t much that can stop the band´s forward progress, but Hurricane Wilma wiped out their previous South Florida date. Now you´ve another chance to get behind the struggle.
Radio 4 plays at 10 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at Metropolis, 950 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $10. Call 305-415-0000.