Chain and the Gang at Murphy's

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The impeccably dressed Chain and the Gang. - MICHAEL ANDRADE
  • Michael Andrade
  • The impeccably dressed Chain and the Gang.

Washington D.C.'s Chain and the Gang will perform tonight (Monday, July 27th) at Murphy's. Led by Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses,The Make Up), Chain and the Gang play "minimal rock and roll," or "crime rock" depending on who you ask, meaning that their music is stripped down, to the point, and definitely not for everyone. With decades devoted to underground music under his belt, Svenonius has a cult-like following that comes out of the woodwork any time he decides to make a regional appearance. Svenonius also hosted the talk show "Soft Focus," where he interviewed underground icons like Jello Biafra, Henry Rollins, and Thurston Moore in his classic, deadpan style. Check out the videos below to get a better sense of what Svenonius and his band are all about, then get to Murphy's by 9 p.m. tonight. Advance tickets are available at Goner Records for $5.

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