Lux marks the spot for ass-shaking anthems on Saturday, Aug. 20, with Minneapolis' Tapes 'n' Tapes and Denver's The Chain Gang of 1974.
Tapes 'n' Tapes began its career as a blog buzz band in 2003 at Carleton College in Minneapolis. Praise poured in from Ear Farm, Music for Robots and Gorilla vs. Bear during these initial years. After receiving a rave review from Pitchfork for 2005's The Loon, the boys began picking up steam. The band has become a Boise staple over the past couple of years and is currently on tour in support of its latest album, Outside.
The driving force behind The Chain Gang of 1974 is vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager. This modern-day Renaissance man is an in-line hockey enthusiast by day and phase-shifter by night.
Though he had dreams of the NHL, Mohager fell head over heels for Tears for Fears and other '80s bands as a youngster. After hanging up the skates, he self-released White Guts, his earliest album, and is now celebrating his latest release, Wayward Fire.