This past August, just after the UnCalled 4 Band finished playing a go-go set at Deno’s nightclub, several men opened fire outside the club, wounding eight people. Police decline to comment on whether the band was targeted, but Lt. C.V. Morris notes, “The people injured were band members or associates of the band.” In the aftermath, at the urging of police and city officials, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ordered Deno’s to bar go-go acts from its stage or lose its license. But the incident hasn’t kept UnCalled 4 from finding work: On Jan. 24, the act was featured at the police department’s “Celebration of Life Go-Go.” “The band was selected based on its anti-violence message,” says civilian event planner Kathy Minor. Deno’s owner Daniel “Hollywood Breeze” Clayton is mystified by the performance: “If [police] were anti-go-go, why would they have these guys and not invite everybody?” —Jason Cherkis