Preview: The Chain Gang of 1974 at Lincoln Theatre
Five years ago, at the height of my newfound Twitter obsession, an artist called The Chain Gang of 1974 held a contest to win tickets to his show opening for Big Audio Dynamite at First Avenue in Minneapolis. All I had to do was retweet to be entered to win the tickets. I won that contest and never looked back. Since that one magical retweet, I have gone on to work the Twitter system, finding ways to connect with artists and get into shows through Twitter. I haven't forgotten about this special Twitter interaction and now I am writing to make sure you see the artist that gave me free tickets at the historic Lincoln Theatre on November 15th.
I had originally discovered The Chain Gang of 1974 because of my obsession with Foster The People, who had spoken highly of Kamtin Mohager’s musical project. But it was Kamtin Mohager’s simple act of Twitter kindness that made me a fan. “Hold On,” from The Chain Gang of 1974’s debut album, “Wayward Fire,” became a staple on the mixed cds in in my 2004 Mazda Tribute -I even have a video of my grandma sitting in the passenger seat of my car bopping her feet to the song. In 2014, The Chain Gang of 1974 released “Daydream Forever,” a project Mohager collaborated with Foster The People touring member, Isom Innis on. From that album came The Chain Gang of 1974’s most popular song, “Sleepwalking” which gained attention after being featured on the Grand Theft Auto Soundtrack in 2013.
The Chain Gang of 1974’s most recent effort is “I Still Wonder,” the first single off of The Chain Gang Of 1974’s forthcoming album which is due out sometime in 2017. The song features an airy, 80’s vibe with saxophones and a catchy a chorus that will have you singing along almost immediately.
The Chain Gang of 1974 is currently on tour supporting The Naked and Famous and will be in DC on the 15th of this month, don’t miss out! Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
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