Dance Dance Revolution

All Teeth and Knuckles at the Uptown Wednesday.

There was a time when getting the indie kids to dance actually meant something. Then came the dance-punk explosion of the early ’00s, wherein the intentionally uncool masses opened their hearts to barely cooler musicians playing gritty postpunk songs with big beats. Before long the genre became self-aware and massively popular, and predictably lost its appeal. With San Francisco’s All Teeth and Knuckles, the movement takes an interesting next step: Jaded antihipsters make slightly subversive club music for everyone to enjoy. Songs such as “Let’s Undress and Listen to CSS” (a reference to ultrahip Brazil electro-rockers Cansei de Ser Sexy) and “Fuck Your Jacket” — Everywhere I go I see motherfuckers wearing leather jackets — make no secret of where the group is coming from, but their synth-laced beats are too enticing to ignore. Wednesday, August 15 at the Uptown with Oakland rock group Drip Joy and Floridian indie-poppers Look Mexico. 9 p.m., $5. UptownNightclub.com

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