Upon the release of his third album and major label debut Daydream Forever, indie-electronica musician Kamtin Mohager (better known to the masses as The Chain Gang of 1974), has officially captured the interested ears of the music public. The former 3OH!3 bassist mixes genres by combining piano ballads with synth-driven new wave, each song containing heavy bass grooves with a distinctly vintage '80s feel. Despite receiving lukewarm reviews from critics, Mohager’s project has caught on with fans like wildfire—his songs land regularly on both satellite and terrestrial radio. While his style isn’t entirely a throwback—after all, dance pop hasn't exactly gone away—the Los Angeles-dwelling multi-instrumentalist’s first headlining tour signifies a nice step in the right direction.
Sat., July 19, 8 p.m., 2014