KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEYBIRDS // BRUDENELL // 12-4-11

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  1. nath

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    Tuesday 12th April 2011

    KID CONGO POWERS & THE PINK MONKEYBIRDS

    "A Legend, A Real Living Musical Hero, A Genuine Old School Icon"

    New Album – “Gorilla Rose” out on In The Red in March.

    http://www.myspace.com/kidcongoandthepinkmonkeybirds

    http://newyorknighttrain.com/recordings/kcpbio.html#press

    Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan (born March 27, 1961, La Puente, California), an American rock guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

    Powers is a second generation Mexican American. In 1976, he was president of The Ramones fan club, then ran a fanzine for The Screamers. After traveling to London and New York City he returned to L.A. and in 1979 met Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Pierce taught him to play guitar using open tuning, and they formed 'The Creeping Ritual', which became The Gun Club. Powers left that group before their recording debut, instead joining New York-based band The Cramps in December 1980. He rejoined the Gun Club briefly in 1983, rejoining again between 1985 and 1988, when he again left to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin, for several albums and associated tours.

    Powers has also played with The Divine Horsemen, The Angels of Light, Die Haut and The Fall.

    Most recently, Powers has collaborated with New York City guitarist Jack Martin on projects like The Pink Monkey Birds, Congo Norvell and Knoxville Girls.

    Selected discography

    1981 The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle
    1984 The Cramps - Smell of Female
    1984 The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story
    1987 The Gun Club - Mother Juno
    1990 The Gun Club - Pastoral Hide and Seek
    1991 The Gun Club - Divinity EP
    1985 The Fur Bible EP
    1988 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
    1990 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
    1988 Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story
    1998 Mark Eitzel - Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby
    2005 Kid Congo Powers - Solo Cholo
    2006 Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - Philosophy and Underwear
    2006 Madrugada - "Live at Oslo Spektrum" [DVD]
    2009 Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - Dracula Boots

    On his new album, DRACULA BOOTS, the legendary Kid Congo Powers returns to the psychedelic jungle with a stripped down, no frills set of volcanic songs. Kid, the premier voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy swampy bands like Gun Club, Nick Cave and The Cramps is a restless aesthete. He used his earlier solo efforts to explore vocals and mix genres. With DRACULA BOOTS, Kid comes back to his roots as a crackerjack guitarist playing the primitive music that inspired him; the raw sounds of garage and early Chicano rock.

    It only made sense to record such glittering gems as Thee Midniters - 'I Found A Peanut' and Bo Diddley's - 'Funky Fly' in a high school gymnasium. He did this in a Midwest town called Harveyville with his nefarious Pink Monkey Birds. Bassist Kiki Solis from El Paso,TX. and Drummer Ron Miller from Macon,Ga. provided the southern soul sauce needed to fuel the engine of the rhythm train. Recording on a stage using the old PA system created a natural reverb, summoning the magic of a bygone prom interrupted by a juvenile delinquent rumble.

    The original songs on DRACULA BOOTS go from loud, fuzzy biker rock (Hitchhiking) to a greasy rump shaker groove (Bobo Boogie), from a scary movie soundtrack (La Llarona) to The Meters having an acid flashback (Black Santa).

    So sink your teeth into this hunk of wax and waste no time strapping on your DRACULA BOOTS. You will dance your way from the cradle to the grave, and beyond.
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    plus guest supports from

    RENT BOYS: http://www.myspace.com/rentboysleeds

    RUSSEL & THE WOLVES: http://www.myspace.com/russellandthewolves
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    TICKETS £8.00 ADVANCE

    AVAILABLE NOW: CRASH | JUMBO | WEGOT | BRUDENELL

    http://crashrecords.co.uk/online/product.php?xProd=10398&xSec=209&jssCart=21151abe97960c04955c41223fd79c6b

    http://www.jumborecords.co.uk/tickets.asp?sort=&event_id=11582

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  2. nath

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    NEXT WEDNESDAY

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    TOMORROW!

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