Dance, Electronica, Rap. Know where I’m going with this? Me neither, but Chain Gang of 1974, Inner Party System and 3OH!3 put on one hell of a show. Sadly, the venue sucks but what can ya do? All the shenanigans took place on November 22nd at Steppin Out in Virginia Beach.
The Chain Gang of 1974 blew away all previous notions I had prior to their show. I’ve heard of a lot of music but The Chain Gang of 1974? Not at all.
I saw two scrawny guys walk up on stage, one ducks behind his drum kit and the other hides behind a mic stand almost disappearing behind it.
Once they started playing, I was amazed. Why the drummer had a stool is beyond me. He was standing almost the entire time, beating away on his set. Singer, Kamtin Mohager was all over the stage, a great presence, the likes of AC/DC.
You can check out The Chain Gang of 1974 at myspace.com/thechaingangof1974 but for maximum impact you need to see em on stage to see what I’m talking about. While at the show be sure to pick up their CD “Mad Mixtape” for a mere $5 for 9 amazing dance tracks.
INNERPARTYSYSTEM or Inner Party System is an unbelievable electronic band.
Strong vocals sets this band apart from many of their contemporaries. Not only does this band have great stage presence, they bring their own million dollar lighting rig to bedazzle the spectators, epileptics… you’ve been warned.
If you have your iTunes machine open dial up their single “Don’t Stop” if you haven’t been fortunate enough to catch it on the radio.
I was able to hang out with the dudes afterwords and they’re real down to Earth. Keep an ear out and be sure to treat yourself to these guys when they hit your town.
3OH!3 with their rap-pop eardrum assault shut the place down.
Obviously inspired by the underground hip-hop scene, Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte know how to entertain. Putting on such an intense show they had to regularly pause between songs to order the crowd to back up off the stage. Kick ass act, poor security? This case, maybe a little of both.
Bested only to the Misfits, 3OH!3 is only the second band to ever sellout Stepping Out, but not a rare thing for these gentlemen I was informed that most of their tourdates were sold out.
Opening for Snoop Dogg, playing Bamboozle and playing the entire Warp Tour has given 3OH!3 plenty of experience of putting on a great show. It won’t be long before we see them playing bigger venues with bigger crowds of teenage girls and scrawny boys.
I wasn’t their biggest fan going into the show but I definitely left as one. Whether you are a fan of electronica, pop, or rap…you will enjoy a 3OH!3 show. Maybe 2009 Warp Tour? If not I’m sure they’ll still be touring so be sure to check them out when they play your neighborhood.
Watch out for them on the radio or download their single “Don’t Trust Me” to get a nice taste of what 3OH!3 is truly about. For all you MySpacers out there, check them out at myspace.com/3oh3 and befriend them, they appreciate each and everyone of their friends. Pick up their latest album “Want” at 3oh3music.com!