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Monday July 21 2014
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
The Chain Gang Of 1974
 indie rock
The Frail

The Chain Gang Of 1974
-From Los Angeles, California.
-The Chain Gang of 1974 is the indietronica project of American musician and DJ Kamtin Mohager. Born in San Jose and raise din Hawaii and later Denver, Mohager's first passion was hockey, but after hearing Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in the movie Real Genius, the teenager was inspired to play music.

After playing bass on tour with 3OH!3 from 2007 through 2010, Mohager launched The Chain Gang of 1974. Released in 2010 on his own Golden Gold label, the early recordings collection Fantastic Nostalgic and full-length debut White Guts offered a sound borrowing from electro, synth pop, and post-punk, accented by Daft Punk-esque hooks and vocal stylings reminiscent of Passion Pit. Later that year, in the wake of a breakup, Mohager moved to LA and wrote sophomore album Wayward Fire, a musical diary exploring that failed relationship, which arrived on Modern Art in June 2011. It wouldn't be until 2014 that a proper follow-up materialized with the hooky-electro pop of Daydream Forever.

Tom Conrad, Mike Robinson, Max Steger, and Sean Van Vleet.
-From Chicago, Illinois.
-"Empires have such a distinct sound I don't know wehter to tell you they sound like The National meets (insert alt rock band here) or simply just say it's quality alt/indie-rock blended with subtle 1980s tone. Let's go with the latter."- Huffington Post

"Empires favors a moody palette for its epic, enveloping songs." -The Wall Street Journal

"A big, multifaceted, tower-of-power sound" and "inspired by the independent spirit of '90s grunge, Empires' music takes the urgency and emotion of that era and reboots it for a new generation." -Rolling Stone   

The Frail
Kevy, Danny, Izzy, Andrew, and Aaron.
-From San Francisco, California.
-Recently named the best up-and-coming act in SF by Deli Magazine, The Frail has already been featured on MTV, won the viewer's choice award in Owl Magazine's "Video Makes the Radio Star" contest, and have opened for Hot Chip, Justice, Moby, Neon Trees, MSTRKRFT, TV on the Radio and Goldfrapp to name a few.

Over the past few years, velvet-throated vocalist Daniel Lannon and hyper-prolific producer Kevin Durr and Israel Chavarin have propelled the group from a Craigslist collaboration to a stage-shattering electro-pop act worthy of international acclaim.

Pushing the pop and electronic boundaries to something bigger, their music is a hybrid of indie, pop, synth, Top 40, and electro. Defying traditional genre classification, the group's electro-tinged cuts toe the line between a falsetto homage to Michael Jackson and the hyper-literate electro experimentation of DFA acts like LCD Soundsystem.