Friday, January 30, 2015

Chain and the Gang to "Devitalize" Richmond

DC band joins locals the Ar-Kaics for Black Iris show.

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM

DC's own Ian Svenonius, one of the great frontmen of this or any era, is returning with his latest band, Chain and the Gang, for a gig with local garage punkers the Ar-Kaics. The two groups should be bringing power back to the people at Black Iris Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Lately, Svenonius and gang seem to be on a rocking spree of local libraries around the DC area, judging by former Richmonder Jim Thomson's Facebook page. But I can't recall if Chain and the Gang has ever played Richmond before this show. Svenonius, also an in-demand DJ, was recently in town spinning records at Steady Sounds for a party and I spoke with him for Style during his last book tour for "Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group."

Here's a video for Chain and the Gang's hit single, "Devitalize." And shhhhh, keep it down . . . you're being too loud in the city.

Of course, this wouldn't be complete without some recent footage of Richmond's own Ar-Kaics rampaging in Orlando. Here they proceed to rock a place called Uncle Lou's.

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