The Kennedy Center

Chain & the Gang


Formed in 2010 by D.C. musician Ian Svenonius as a group inspired by gospel music, R&B, the bureau of Surrealist research, and American street gangs, Chain & the Gang is an electric quartet from D.C. that uses fuzz, thumps, and call-and-response grunts and gasps to create a new genre of music called "crime rock." A thrilling live act, their anthems are hummed across America (and beyond).
Chain and the Gang