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Chain & The Gang, The Shivas and The Hive Dwellers


Lola's Room (map) Downtown
Thu., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Ah, Ian Svenonius... former "Sassiest Boy in America," current music theorist (check out his philosophical quasi-self-help book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group), and one of the all-time greatest frontmen in the underground punk scene. His singular path has taken him through the worlds of agitprop punk (Nation of Ulysses), gospel-inspired soul (the Make-Up), free-range psychedelia (David Candy), and funked-up pop (Weird War). Svenonius' current musical project, Chain and the Gang, manages to find the thread that connects all of the above styles. It's a weird, woolly sound that relies on minimalist grooves and proselytizing lyrics that deconstruct power, wealth, youth culture, and the current state of pop music. If that all sounds too heady for you, don't fret—just bring your dancing shoes and get lost in the beat. ROBERT HAM

Lola's Room

1332 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209

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  • Thu., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 2014
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