Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Photo: Luz Gallardo
Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & 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) and Chicano guitarist Mark Cisneros (The Make-Up, Medications, Des Demonas) head back out on the road next month, playng select dates with Mudhoney. The band also just announced two shows with Slim Cessna's Auto Club in Denver on December 30th and 31st.
 'Dracula Boots' is available on limited edition red vinyl for the 10th anniversary of its release via In The Red Records.
10/14 St. Louis MO Off Broadway Night Club ^^
10/15 Detroit MI El Club  ^^
10/16 Cleveland OH Grog Shop ^^
10/17 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Smalls Theater ^^
10/18 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage ^^
10/19 Ridgewood NY Market Hotel ^^
12/30 & 31 Denver CO Hi-Dive **
^^ with Mudhoney
**with Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Listen to Kid on Episode 222 of Turned Out A Punk
Read 'The Singular Fashion Sense Of Kid Congo Powers' on Vogue.com
Read Kid's article on 'How I Came Out Of The Closet And Into The Street' on Huffington Post
Read the interview with Kid on life with The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave on Dangerous Minds
"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

"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
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
For press inquiries: Jo.Murray@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DRACULA BOOTS TOUR for Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of their first In The Red Records release "DRACULA BOOTS" by releasing a commemorative batch of LP's in BLOOD RED VINYL and playing the album in it's entirety live on this tour this June!
We are also happy to be back on a co-bill with our fast friends from Denver, Slim Cessna's Auto Club . See feats of wonder! A show for the ages! NOT TO BE MISSED!

6/4/2019 Colorado Springs CO The Idylwild
6/5/2019 Albuquerque NM Launchpad
6/6/2019 Phoenix AZ Valley Bar
6/7/2019 Tucson AZ 191 Toole
6/8/2019 Flagstaff AZ Orpheum Theater
6/9/2019 Las Vegas NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
6/10/2019 San Diego CA Casbah
6/11/2019 Los Angeles CA Echo
6/12/2019 Long Beach CA Alex’s Bar
6/13/2019 Berkeley CA Ivy Room
6/14/2019 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill
6/15/2019 Sacramento CA Harlow's
6/16/2019 off
6/17/2019 off
6/18/2019 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge
6/19/2019 Fort Collins CO Surfside 7
6/20/2019 Denver CO Hi-Dive Club

All dates above with slim Cessna’s Auto Club

6/21/2019 Calgary AB Sled Island Festival
6/22/2019 Calgary AB Sled Island Festival
6/23/2019 Calgary AB Sled Island Festival

Thursday, December 13, 2018


"LASCIVIOUS AND MONUMENTAL"   "A MULTI-MEDIA SPECTACULAR"                                                                                   THE HERALD
A collision of LIVE painting by Maria Rud and LIVE music by Fay Fife (The Rezillos), Martin Metcalfe ( The Filthy Tongues) Kid Congo Powers ( The Cramps, Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Mike Baillie (The Skids), Chris Agnew (The Rezillos) and DJ Dolphin Boy . Readings by RULA LENSKA 
website: https://www.shamaniclive.com/the-show?fbclid=IwAR2QR0nenHe9kJQFYYJT0R0maL8u9AsnRL6nYzTNIjhGX7P1JJkCf1_Pq2s

Monday, August 20, 2018

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds On Tour In The USA .. part of it at least.

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds On Tour In The USA .. part of it at least. Double Bill with Slim Cessna's Auto Club! Don't miss it!
8.28.18 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Night Club*
8.29.18 - Indianapolis, IN - HiFi*
8.30.18 - Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House*
8.31.18 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub*
9.1.18 - Cookeville, TN - Muddy Roots Festival
9.2.18 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
9.4.18 - Washington, DC - Hill Country Live DC*
9.5.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
9.6.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar*
9.7.18 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine*
9.8.18 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston*
*9.9.18 - Providence, RI - Alchemy - TICKETS

*Co-headlining dates with Slim Cessna's Auto Club
photos by Alex Laneris 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Kid Congo tour T shirts size Small. Ladies Small and Medium. Store closed till we get back from Tour in June! Thanks for waiting!

Here are a limited amount of T shirts left from our wonderful European tour! Only a few sizes: Men's XL for now. One designed by the artist Micheal Eaton whom made King Khan's Black Power Tarot deck and also works on TV show "Game of Thrones" !!! Yay! The other design on Orange (mens size Small) and Peach (ladies size Small and Medium) is by artist Phil Ashworth for the Halloween Hop tour we did last year with DJ Jonathan Toubin. A Homage to The Cramp's "Bad Music For Bad People" cover by Steven Blickenstaff! Also CD's "Solo Cholo" "philosophy and Underwear" and Congo Norvell "Lullabies" all long out of print. Please note that USPS has raised their prices so within US shipping is $6 per item and all other regions (international) is 15.00 now. Sorry but that's the price they say! Check it out. Thanks and keep on jumping"!  

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds ARE BACK!!!
After two sell-out Australian tours including shows at Darwin and Sydney Festival, legendary voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy bands like The Cramps, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers returns to Australia in May 2018.

Bringing back a heady mix of fuzz guitar, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds “cast garage-surf-spaghetti-western-retro-futuristic magic”.
Be sure not to miss one of rock n’ roll’s true legends.  Special guests to be announced later.

"What I witnessed was one of the most euphoric, uplifting performances I had ever witnessed – Kid Congo is the ultimate front man with his arch wit and self-deprecating style backed by a band so cool it made the stifling heat of a Sydney summer bearable. It is pleasurable indeed to be won over by a band on the strength of its live performance alone." - Backseat Mafia

WED. 9 MAY          PERTH         -            MOJO’S  - http://mojosbar.oztix.com.au/?Event=82518 / FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/400609753700846/
FRI. 11 MAY       CASTLEMAINE     -   THEATRE ROYAL,  - http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=82497 / FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/146094076108203/
SAT. 12 MAY   MELBOURNE   -    CROXTON BANDROOM, - http://thecroxton.oztix.com.au/?Event=82058 / FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/182843608964690/
SUN. 13 MAY       HOBART  Tasmania  -  BRISBANE HOTEL–  http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=82938 / FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/394042204380529/
SAT. 19 MAY       BRISBANE   -    THE FOUNDRY,  –  http://thefoundry.oztix.com.au/?eventId=82080 / FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936739613045686/
SUN. 20 MAY                  -            BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL, BROADBEACH: -http://bluesonbroadbeach.com/
photo by Andy Venturini  andyventurini.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

Video For SPIDER BABY and Europe / UK Dates for November / December 2017

"The Ghost on the stairs. The Vampire’s bite. Better beware there’s a full moon tonight” cackles horror show host Kid Congo Powers as he recites a ghoulish tome in Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds new video,“Spider Baby” now out on In The Red Records . Hatched in their rock n roll cauldron for the best holiday of all time, HALLOWEEN, the stunning Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds pay homage to their favorite 1967 horror cult film “Spider Baby” or “The Maddest Story Ever Told” depending on which monster you ask ! The rollicking song was used in the opening credits of the movie and sung by Lon Chaney Jr., whom (like in the lyrics) has played “Frankenstein , Dracula , and even The Mummy”. In the video Kid doubles as narrator and a mischievous pyromaniac beatnik whom crawls on all fours, sneaks in the dark and delights in fire laden hijinks. Shot and directed by artist Ryan Hill, whom also design’s the band’s album covers, he splatters blood red hues and “boos” in this psychedelic horror house! We leave you, dear reader, with some scary sage advice : “Sit around the fire with a cup of brew. A Fiend and a Werewolf on each side of you. This Cannibal orgy is strange to behold, and the maddest story ever told!” https://intheredrecords.com

09/11/17 Germany Frankfurt    Das Bett 
10/11/17 NL Den Haag     Paard van Troje 
11/11/17 NL Amsterdam      Paradiso
12/11/17 NL
14/11/17 BE Brussels      Madame Moustache 
15/11/17 Germany Berlin     Urban Spree w/ The Magic Ray and DJ KHAN Of Finland
16/11/17 Germany Halle   Hühner Manhattan
17/11/17 Germany Munich     Import Export 
18/11/17 NL Eidhoven     Helldorado Festival 
22/11/17 Spain Gijon       Fest Inter de Cinema 
23/11/17 Spain Madrid      Wurlitzer Ballroom 
24/11/17 Spain Barcelona Not Now No Way Fest 
25/11/17 Spain Hondirabia     La Sala Psylocibe 
27/11/17 France TBA TBA
 28/11/17 Italy Torino    Blah Blah Club 
29/11/17 Italy Verona  Colorificio Kroen 
30/11/17 Italy Bologna   Freak Out 
01/12/17 France Paris    Le Petit Bain
02/12/17 France Bordeaux    X Blast / Void
03/12/17 France Lorient    Le Galion
04/12/17 UK Manchester   Marc Riley BBC6 Radio
04/12/17 UK Manchester      Soup Kitchen 
05/12/17 UK Leeds       Brudenell Social Club 
06/12/17 UK Edinburgh       OPIUM 
07/12/17 UK Newcastle     The Cluny 
08/12/17 UK Birmingham  w/ Black Mekon     Sunflower Lounge 
 09/12/17 UK London     The Moth Club/Dirty Water 
10/12/17 UK Brighton   Hope & Ruin/Acid BoxClub