Live Bands

The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires

When: Fri., July 25, 8 p.m. 2014

Five years ago, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Kamtin Mohager was playing bass in the electronic band 3OH!3, but there was more he had to share with the world. Adopting the moniker The Chain Gang of 1974, he released the 2010 collection Fantastic Nostalgic: The Early Recordings. Over the past few years, Mohager’s music has meandered through the lands of disco, Euro house and even a bit of punk. His latest album, the February release Daydream Forever, could easily have been released in the late 1980s and no one would have batted an eyelash. The electro-power-pop choruses, the synthesizer beats, and of course that breathy, high voice — it’s all there.

Laura Johnson

Price: $10/$12