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Friday, Jan. 9: Chain and the Gang


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After more than 20 years of taking the punk ethos and bending it to the will of a clothes horse and a stylistic maverick, Ian Svenonius has arrived at Chain and the Gang, which similarly takes elements of early soul music and abstracts them to conform to a 2015 attitude. When I first saw Chain and the Gang, Svenonius commanded the stage with a punk version of James Brown, giving high kicks and melodramatic kneels that belied the minimalistic instrumentation that accompanied it.

Read Rev. Adam McKinney's full feature on Chain and the Gang in the Music & Culture section.

CHAIN AND THE GANG, w/Rocknho, Vexx, 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, Northern, 113 N Columbia St, $6, Olympia,

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