Friday, May 01, 2020

New Kid Congo Powers single Sing The Subsonics! on Bandcamp #BandcampFriday #supportartists #subsonics #kidcongopowers

EXCLUSIVE! TODAY I uploaded two new songs at
. 2 cover versions of the great band, The Subsonics from Atlanta Ga! "Frankenstein" and "Peanuts" Recorded w/ pals in Tucson at Waterworks studios w/ Jim Waters. Check it out. #BandcampFriday #supportartists #subsonics #kidcongopowers

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Online store is online!

Just started a new online store ! Got a few Large, X-Large and XX-Large T shirts, Solo Cholo and Philosophy & Underwear CD's (now out of print) and will be adding more items soon .. Look for special personal items (Guitar pedals etc..) from time to time. You can sign up for mailing list updates! Click here  to go to store! Thanks and bear with us as we grow!
News March 2020 : Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds have just finished recording a new 4 song EP titled  "Swing From The SeanDeLear" at Waterworks Recording in Tucson AZ with Jim Waters whom has worked with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion , Sonic Youth, Naim Amour. In The Red Records will release the 12 inch EP , with 14 minute opus "He Walked In" in time for Europe / UK tour in June 2020, date to be announced soon! One we can announce is that we will do our end of tour show a June 27 at Kliko Fest in NL with some of out faves , The Fat White Family and The EX! Not to be missed!

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
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
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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 

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"!