Is chain reaction really that great of a venue? It's one of few venues I've heard about on the west coast multiple times but the live videos I see from there make it look and sound awful.
Its small & the sound isn't that great, but bands have grown up playing that venue. Thrice, Finch, & every other band from the early 2000s were playing here every week. All the DTR, Vagrant, Tooth & Nail, Militia Group bands used to hit it on every tour. Lots of great memories of Chain. Unfortunately I'm old & grumpy now. Most of the shows at Chain suck. I got my tickets for NFG though.