Posts Tagged ‘Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds’

Photo: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds @ Comet Ping Pong

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds at Comet Ping Pong, Sept. 20th.

Genre Dysphoria: The Best D.C. Music of 2013

With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Shred Fest, Tal National, and Kid Congo Powers

No one should be shocked by the presence of women instrumentalists in rock these days. But does that mean celebrating them is off the table? Not if you ask She Shreds, a publication that bills itself as “the only magazine in the world dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.” This weekend, the magazine brings its touring [...]

The Hypnagogic States of Kid Congo Powers

Last Saturday, inside the hip new art space/whiskey bar/meat carvery on 14th Street NW, at the weekend’s chicest gallery installation/dance party/DIY show, after the sets by the mountain-folk/post-punk duo and the power-pop/art-punk quartet, the coolest guy in the room is hanging back, selecting records and keeping things simple.
Kid Congo Powers is wearing a suave, blue [...]

Photos: D.C. Bands @ SXSW 2013

At this year's SXSW, we kept our eyes trained on D.C. This year, the conference saw Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds before they left for Europe, the fresh power-pop sounds of America Hearts, and the straight-ahead punk intensity that is Clutch. Oh, and one of D.C.'s favorite natives, Dave Grohl, gave a great [...]

Quick History Lessons With Kid Congo Powers

Before Brian Tristan was Kid Congo Powers, he was "ThePrez"—a name conferred upon him by Joey Ramone. Kid Congo became an important post-punk figure in the 1980s as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, but before all that, at age 17, he was the president of the [...]

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