Chain & The Gang played at Ace Of Cups last night. I love watching this dude do his thing. The first time I saw Ian Svenonius play was in 1997 when The Make Up opened for Fugazi in Charlotte NC. It was a weird crowd full of, oddly, frat boys, and when they played some were yelling slurs and throwing plastic water bottles. I vaguely recall what happened, but I think the band just kept rocking their asses off and ignoring them, aside from the occasional verbal jab at the assholes. Glad to say I saw his next project: Scene Creamers’ debut show at the Velvet Lounge in Washington D.C., as well as his promo gig for his book, “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock & Roll Group” at the Wexner Center in Columbus, where-in he held a seance for dead rock stars.
The cool babe playing records is DJ Ladyfingers. She has amazing taste in records and plays the most fun sets in town. Her specialties include: avant garde stuff, punk, glam, experimental, bubble gum and 70’s odd ball hard rock.