Posts Tagged ‘Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’

Photos: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Constitution Hall

Nick Cave is a heady combination of fear, sex, God, love, and super-slick suits. At D.A.R Constitution Hall Wednesday night, Cave and his Bad Seeds played with their usual powerful brooding intensity—after all, songs like "Stagger Lee" and "Red Right Hand" aren't exactly happy.
But Cave also seemed lighter and more cheerful than at previous performances. He [...]

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: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Strathmore Music Center

Nick Cave may not like to get too cozy with journalists or photographers, but his fans are another matter. In front of a capacity crowd at Strathmore Music Center last night, Cave directed audience members to move as close as possible to the stage. He let one lucky person feel his heart beat. He also [...]

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 [...]