Posts Tagged ‘Kid Congo’

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

Here They Go Again: The 26th Annual Wammy Award Nominees

On Tuesday the Washington Area Music Association announced the nominees for the 26th annual Wammies, which take place Feb. 19 at the State Theatre. It’s no secret that I and others have long been critical of the local awards ceremony's mistakes, omissions, and policies. I'd hoped this year would be very different but, alas, I [...]

Video: Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds’ “Rare as the Yeti”

As if The Kingsmen were fronted by Vincent Price, The Pink Monkey Birds take their surfy garage rock and top it with former Bad Seed Kid Congo's oddly spoken vocals in "Rare As the Yeti." It's a relatively simple, lo-fi track, with some occasional theramin and organ for a faux-creepy effect, and the vocals set [...]

Was The DC Record Fair Too Crowded?

Yesterday's DC Record Fair at the Black Cat turned out to be an overwhelming success, according to one of the event's organizers. "It was pretty crazy," says Neal Becton, Som Records' owner, "like 1500 people turned up. That's one of the reasons we left Comet. We love Comet but it was a little too small. [...]

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