Chain and the Gang (Photo by Jamie Goodsell)
As you may have heard, Chain and the Gang, the rock ‘n’ roll outfit fronted by the irrepressible Ian Svenonius, have returned! They hit Australia and New Zealand for a tour last month. But you may not have yet heard that Chain and the Gang today announced a new album, Best of Crime Rock, due out June 2 via In the Red Records.
Johnny Marr and his guitar at New York’s Gramercy Theatre on Nov. 15, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Johnny Marr, surely the world’s most famous living guitar player for us in Generation X, released his autobiography “Set the Boy Free” in the United States last month, and he delivered a book talk with DC indie rock musician Ian Svenonius as host at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Nov. 15, the day of the US release. I was there, and now I’ve finished reading the book.
Recently, we ran into Ian Svenonius hanging out at the Black Cat after seeing the Julie Ruin.
DC’s own independent rock n roll icon obliged us with a few quick photos, but we didn’t take the opportunity to ask him about his next project.
Surely, he has something up his sleeve! Ian’s last album was Minimum Rock N Roll with his latest group Chain and the Gang on Dischord Records in 2014. (Buy it here!)
I’m sure we’ll hear or read something new from our prolific man o’ music soon.