The energy was boundless when The Chain Gang Of 1974 took the stage at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago last night. From the moment Kamtin Mohager stepped to the mic it was a non-stop whirlwind of limbs and faces. Chain Gang is still relatively under the radar, despite being around for a decade already, and the live performance displays years of practice and confidence.
I only wish the lighting were as good for this set as they were for AFI, because Chain Gang deserves a visual document of their music that’s as good as they are. Sadly, I don’t think I delivered that here.