Posts Tagged ‘Kid Congo Powers’

ToDo ToDay: Rural Alberta Advantage, Furniteur, and Free Gin Rickeys

Here's what to do instead of heading to that concert on the Mall.

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, [...]

Photos: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds @ Black Cat Backstage

Not everyone gets turned on by lyrics about haunted heads and Phyllis Diller being a killer, but maybe more would if they heard them performed by the great Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. Touring in support of its latest release, Haunted Head, the band nested at the Black Cat Backstage on Saturday, attired in [...]

ToDo ToDay: The 25 Project, Titus Andronicus, and Crafty Bastards

Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition features 25 D.C. artists, [...]

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: Paint Branch, Deathfix @ Black Whiskey Opening

Saturday night brought the opening of a new bar on 14th Street NW, Black Whiskey, but Sasha Lord was also making a debut of sorts: The local promoter, who regularly books the back room at Comet Ping Pong, recently took up booking at the new Logan Circle space.

Watch: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds’ “Conjure Man” Video

D.C.-based guitarist and bandleader Kid Congo (ex-Cramps, Gun Club, and Bad Seeds) and his ensemble The Pink Monkeybirds have released a video for "Conjure Man," a spooky, superstitious tune recently released on a 7-inch for In the Red Records.
The video, directed by Aaron Brookner, features a dreamachine credited to James Elphick and Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge.
Kid Congo and [...]

Photos: The Make-Up and Kid Congo Powers @ Comet Ping Pong

The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]

ToDo ToDay: Artomatic!

In case you missed it, salon-style clusterfuck Artomatic is back from a three-year hiatus, and returning to Crystal City. It’s the show some love and others hate, likely for the same reason: Hundreds of artists are allowed to exhibit whatever they want, in equally sized spaces, on a first-come first-serve basis, for a fee. Talented [...]

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