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k.flay, Lesands, The Chain Gang of 1974 and Tic Tic Boom! at The Echo

November 22nd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Last night at The Echo in Silverlake, I saw a slew of awesome musicians. K.Flay, Lesands, The Chain Gang of 1974 and Tic Tic Boom! all rocked the place with style. The show was special in the fact that it consisted of artists and groups on a wide range of genres and not one specific type of music and it was Chain Gang’s last night of their residency at The Echo.

It varied from a female rapper with great electronic beats, indie and alternative rock, and more. Even though it was on a Monday night and the crowd wasn’t as large as I expected, the show was still amazing. Enjoy my favorite tracks from the show below!

K Flay – “Party” [Download]

Lesands – “Pretenders” [Download]

The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Stop!” [Download]

Tic Tic Boom! – “Bees” [Download]

Hidden Gem: The Chain Gang of 1974

June 21st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hidden Gem |

The Chain Gang of 1974 is a electronic/punk/pop band based out of Denver. I’m usually on the fence with them, meaning some tracks I like, while others I’m not interested in.

Today TCG 1974 (solid acronym right?) released The Wayward Fire, an album I think displays interesting sound that has a base in electronica with influences in 80’s pop, punk, and uses some cool synths. Overall I’m loving the instrumentals and the vocals are alright depending on who you ask. This is definitely an album worth checking out on iTunes. Here’s a couple of my favorites from the album.
The Chain Gang of 1974 – STOP!
The Chain Gang of 1974 – Matter of Time

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The Chain Gang of 1974 – Undercover

April 14th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie |

I recently caught the fast-rising indie act THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 in Denver, and I was very impressed by the performance. Kamtim Mohager AKA THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 has a very cool dance vibe to his music, which seems to be a departure from a lot of the low-fi stuff that seems to be taking over. His track “Undercover” has influences like LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads, but all with a more modern sound. It’s definitely a fun listen.

THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974’s upcoming album “Wayward Fire” is due out June 21st. If you’re in Colorado, you can catch THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 playing a free show in Vail this friday supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. If you’re not, just follow the CHAIN GANG on Facebook. He’s about to embark on a huge national tour, and you should check him out when he comes to your city.

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