DA! was an early Chicago punk (started in 1978) band with traces of goth, Velvet Underground, and funk. DA!'s gender balance was initially 3 women and 1 man, and then later 2 and 2. This was (and remains) unusual. Singer/bassplayer Lorna Donley wrote most (all?) of the lyrics, and sang them with an effective, aggresive, dark tone. Her melodic bass parts were generally alert and clever. Guitar players Gaylene Goudreau and David Thomas not only played with great complementarity, they were also actually interesting to watch in live performance. Dawn Fisher completed the distaff majority contributing a basic but relentless drum section. Later Bob Furem replaced Fisher, and most at the time agreed that he added a needed shot of energy. DA! broke up prior to the release of their last record (according to CR #20), somewhere around April of 1982.

Shows & Venues in

Upcoming Shows

Saturday Sep 23rd
at Cole's
Tuesday Sep 26th
at Empty Bottle
Thursday Sep 28th
at Beat Kitchen
Friday Sep 29th
at East Room

HoZac Records & VictimofTime present:
Friday Oct 6th
at Park West
Saturday Oct 7th
at Bohemian Nat'l Cemetery

performing Nico' 'Chelsea Girl' LP 7PM show
Tuesday Oct 10th
at Empty Bottle
Saturday Oct 14th
at Beat Kitchen

830PM Show
Saturday Oct 21st
at Fitzgerald's

Singer from the Plimsouls
Tuesday Oct 31st
at Lincoln Hall
Saturday Nov 18th
at Beat Kitchen
Wednesday Nov 29th
at Thalia Hall
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