Thursday, September 08, 2016

GONERFEST Oct 1 and surrounding Southern dates in September/October


Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Announce Select East Coast Dates This Fall 
Including Gonerfest, Third Man
Watch New Video For 'La Araña'
'La Araña Es La Vida' Album Out Now On In The Red Records
Photo: Rick Marr
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds announce select East Coast dates including Gonerfest this fall.
The band's fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records“La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music.  Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummer Ron Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros (Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.
 “La Araña Es La Vida” rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a “Magic Machine” then gets to work out a low rider groove on “Chicano Studies”.  Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on “Karate Monkey” is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.
A limited number of colored vinyl comes with a flexi disc; a cover of the Psychedelic Furs“We Love You”, plus an original tune; “Anything To Say", with the CD featuring a bonus track; “Nasty Hat”, as well as completely different artwork from the vinyl.
The world is a wild and woolly place and with “La Araña”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds will continue to mirror it.
Orale! Living La Vida Araña!
  
LIVE SHOWS:

9/27 - Washington DC - Comet Ping Pong
9/28 - Raleigh NC - Neptune's Parlour
9/29 - Atlanta GA - Star Bar
9/30 - Knoxville TN - Pilot Light
10/1 - Memphis TN - Gonerfest
10/2 - Nashville TN - Third Man Complex
"Kid Congo has hit his stride as a frontman and songwriter and La Araña Es La Vida is an album as commanding as his wild talent deserves." All Music (4 stars)
Read 'The Singular Fashion Sense Of Kid Congo Powers' on Vogue.com
"Depending on your psychic sensitivity, you might remember feeling a sudden blip in temperature the day Kid Congo Powers left Washington, instantly making our city a little less cool."  Washington Post
"Like many of the bands he played in, Kid Congo Powers knows that deep down Rock & Roll is all about having a good time. And that’s just what Kid and his Pink Monkey Birds do on this one. So why shouldn’t you? Crank it. And be prepared to move." Soundblab

"For fans of timelessly scuzzy garage rock, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds are as good as it gets."Exclaim

"...they are ALWAYS such a good goddamn time. At this point in the game, Powers should be considered a rock-and-roll godhead."
 The Stranger
Read the interview with Kid on life with The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave on Dangerous Minds here
Read Kid's article on 'How I Came Out Of The Closet And Into The Street' on Huffington Post here
There are few figures in rock that have the impressive resume Kid Congo has....a singular presence in every important scene …” Noisey
"Kid Congo's career is one for the (music) history books." Westword
"For as much as Powers' legend has been cemented in punk's history books, he's not out to promote a nostalgia trip; instead, he's interested in sharing new music. His current group, the Pink Monkey Birds, is still somewhat informed by the spirit of the early punk scene in which Powers came of age...he can't get over how cool it is when people come up to him after one of his live sets to tell him how important his music has been to them." OC Weekly
"...a true veteran of the garage rock game, proving that such raucous fun can never die – at least in the hands of a master!" KCRW

Thursday, August 04, 2016

NEW Video "La Araña"

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
'La Araña'
Deep in the heart of San Gabriel Valley there is a party brewing, and you’re invited. Not just any party, but a counter culture happening of the Chicano variety. If Fellini were born and raised in the SGV, this would be his scene (or definitely his roots). A cross section of brown and beautiful eccentric types from every walk of Southern California life just dancing, prancing, and romancing. A celebration in the key of enlivenment.
PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Director – Alex von Alex
Producer – Alexander Terrazas
Executive Producers – Elvia Lahman & Todd Lahman
Directors of Photography – Michael Ruggirello & Xander Zubitov
Production Design – Elvia Lahman & Todd Lahman
Editor – Michael Ruggirello
Unit Production Manager // FIrst Assistant Director – Gilbert Martinez
Second Assistant Director – Andre Soto
Assistant Camera & Grip - Isaiah Reza-Soto
Hair & Make Up – Veronica Chanel, Esther Vasquez, Laura Lucky Martin
a ské üblé production
2016


Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - "La Araña" (Official Video) from ské üblé productions on Vimeo.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kid Congo The Pink Monkey Birds Europe / UK TOUR Dates June/July 2015

June:
08/06/16 FR Toulouse        CANCELLED BY VENUE Sorry!!!
09/06/16 FR Paris              Point Ephemere
10/06/16 FR Biarritz           Wheels & Waves
11/06/16 FR Bordeaux       Vicious Soul festival ! ( le block)
12/06/16 FR Lorient            Le Galion
13/06/16 FR Brest              Le Petit Minou 
14/06/16 FR La Rochelle   La Sirene
15/06/16 SP Barcelona      La Marula 
16/06/16 SP Valencia         Magazine club 
17/06/16 PT Lisboa            Wonderland Party
18/06/16 ES Madrid           Wurlitzer ballroom 
19/06/16 ES Pampluna      Nebula bar W/ Kim Salmon! 
21/06/16 UK Manchester      Deaf Institute
22/06/16 UK Newcastle        The Cluny
23/06/16 UK Edinburg          Voodoo Room
24/06/16 UK Belfast             Voodoo
25/06/16 IE Dublin               Grand Social

26/06/16 IE  CORK         venue TBA
27/06/16 UK Bath                CANCELLED BY VENUE SORRY! 


28/06/16 UK Leeds             Brudenell Social Club
29/06/16 UK Cardiff            The Globe
30/06/16 UK London            Nambucca
July:
02/07/16 IT Salsomaggiore        Beat Festival
06/07/16 NL Amsterdam           Eudipus Brewing
07/07/16 NL Groningen             Vera
08/07/16 NL Nijmegen               Murleyn
09/07/16 BE Gierle                    Sjock Festival

Friday, January 22, 2016

"La Araña Es La Vida" Tour May 2016. New LP out April 22. added Portland, ME 5/22!!!

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds New Album: La Araña Es La Vida
Out April 22nd via In The Red Records
North American Tour Begins May 3rd
Photo: Rick Marr
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds' fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records“La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music.  Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummer Ron Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros( Des Demonas,Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.
 “La Araña Es La Vida” rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a “Magic Machine” then gets to work out a low rider groove on “Chicano Studies”.  Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on “Karate Monkey” is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.
A limited number of vinyl comes with a limited edition flexi disk; a cover of the Psychedelic Furs“We Love You”, plus an original tune; “Anything To Say", with the CD featuring a bonus track; “Nasty Hat”, as well as featuring completely different artwork from the vinyl.
The world is a wild and woolly place and with “La Araña”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds will continue to mirror it.
Orale! Living La Vida Araña! pre-order
LIVE SHOWS:

5/3/2016 San Diego CA Soda Bar tix
5/4/2016 Los Angeles CA Echo w/ Mind Meld   tix
5/5/2016   San Francisco CA Thee Parkside tix
5/6/2016 Portland OR Dante’s  tix
5/7/2016 Vancouver BC Rickshaw Theatre  tix
5/8/2016 Seattle WA Sunset Tavern  tix
5/11/2016    Brooklyn NY The Bell House  w/ SAVAK  tix
5/12/2016   Washington DC Comet Ping Pong W/ Escape-Ism and Lightbeams   tix
5/13/2016   Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie  tix
5/14/2016   Pittsburgh PA Brillobox   tix
5/15/2016  Cleveland OH Now That's Class w/ Thomas Torrent tix
5/16/2016    Cincinnati OH MOTR Pub ( FREE show!) info

5/17/2016    Chicago IL Schubas Tavern  tix
5/18/2016    Detroit MI Lager House  tix
5/19/2016    Toronto ON Silver Dollar   tix
5/20/2016   Montreal QC Le Ritz w/ The Adam Brown  tix
5/21/2016   New Haven CT Cafe Nine  tix
5/22/16    Portland ME Space Gallery    tix5

5/23/2016  Providence RI Aurora (Free Show!)  info

Read the interview with Kid on life with The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave on Dangerous Minds here

Read Kid's article on 'How I Came Out Of The Closet And Into The Street' on Huffington Post here

There are few figures in rock that have the impressive resume Kid Congo has....a singular presence in every important scene …” Noisey

"Kid Congo's career is one for the (music) history books." Westword

"For as much as Powers' legend has been cemented in punk's history books, he's not out to promote a nostalgia trip; instead, he's interested in sharing new music. His current group, the Pink Monkey Birds, is still somewhat informed by the spirit of the early punk scene in which Powers came of age...he can't get over how cool it is when people come up to him after one of his live sets to tell him how important his music has been to them." OC Weekly

"...a true veteran of the garage rock game, proving that such raucous fun can never die – at least in the hands of a master!" KCRW

"Brewing together garage rock, horror punk, surf, broken blues, and sounds more exotic still..."
Washington City Paper