Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thanks Everyone! Tour was a blast!

The UK/European tour is over and we wanted to thank everyone who attended the shows. It was a gas! More tales and news soon. Have Happy Holidaze from Kid and The Pink Monkey Birds.  Here's a clip from Paris  live @ la Boule noire 15-12-2009

Monday, December 14, 2009


Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds Live @ PDZ Besac 2009 by Freddyman  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Glasgow Venue and tour updates!

Hello fiends. Great news is that Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds Glasgow show has be re-housed we are confirmed for the 26th Nov at Soundhaus in Glasgow. Hurrah!
Doors will be at 10pm, on stage around 1030-1100pm, & we will  have a DJ as support..Bring your dancing shoes!
Tickets on the door; £7 to club members & £8 to everyone else. SOUNDHAUS/47 HYDEPARK STREET/ANDERSTON/GLASGOWG/3 8BW/Tickets on the door; £7 to club members & £8 to everyone else. Please tell everyone the good word. All the Best, Kid and the PMB"s

Nov 25 2009 11:00P Cluny/ Newcastle
Nov 26 2009 11:00P SOUNDHAUS/ Glasgow
Nov 27 2009 11:00P The Old Angel/ Nottingham
Nov 29 2009 11:00P 100 Club/ Dirty Water Club/ London
Dec 1 2009 11:00P  Engine Rooms/Brighton (Stay Sick night!)
Dec 2 2009 11:00P L’Alcatraz/Roubaix
Dec 3 2009 11:00P L´Autre Club/Nancy
Dec 4 2009 11:00P Queen Kong/ Neuchatel
Dec 5 2009     Hazelwood Studios/ Frankfurt
Dec 6 2009 11:00P Passenger Zu Zinc/ Besancon
Dec 7 2009 11:00P Deep Inside/Dijon
Dec 9 2009 11:00P - Le Chabada/ Angers
Dec 10 2009 11:00P LA2 ( Primavera club fest)/ Barcelona
Dec 11 2009 11:00P Barreiro Rocks Festival/ Lisbon
Dec 12 2009 11:00P Wurlitzer Ballroom ( Primavera Club fest)/ Madrid
Dec 13 2009 11:00P Le Rendemains qui chantent /Tulle
Dec 15 2009 11:00P La Boule Noire/ Paris
Dec 16 2009 11:00P UBU/ Rennes
Dec 17 2009 11:00P L´Abordage/ Evreux
Dec 18 2009 11:00P La Nef/ Angouleme
Dec 19 2009 11:00P La TAF/ Montpellier
Dec 20 2009       Electric Sound System/     / .............Gigors

Monday, October 26, 2009

UK and European Tour Dates for November/December 09!

Nov 25 20098:00P
Nov 26 20098:00P
Captain’s RestGlasgow
Nov 27 20098:00P
Marcus Garvey BallroomNottingham
Nov 29 20098:00P
100 Club/ Dirty Water ClubLondon
Dec 1 20098:00P
Stay Sick ClubBrighton
Dec 2 20098:00P
Dec 3 20098:00P
L´Autre ClubNancy
Dec 4 20098:00P
Queen KongNeuchatel
Dec 6 20098:00P
Dec 8 20098:00P
Le GalionLorient
Dec 8 20098:00P
Le GalionLorient
Dec 9 20098:00P
- Le ChabadaAngers
Dec 10 20098:00P
LA2 ( Primavera club fest)Barcelona
Dec 11 20098:00P
Barreiro Rocks FestivalLisbon
Dec 12 20098:00P
Wurlitzer Ballroom ( Primavera Club fest)Madrid
Dec 13 20098:00P
Le Rendemains qui chantentTulle
Dec 15 20098:00P
La Boule NoireParis
Dec 16 20098:00P
Dec 17 20098:00P
Dec 18 20098:00P
La NefAngouleme
Dec 19 20098:00P
La TAFMontpellier

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mike Watt added to Juke Joint Anaheim, Olympia,and Haunted George / DJ Howie Pyro support!

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds update! More West Coast Tour dates in October. Tell EVERYONE you know! By the way, last weekend the shows in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, Ga. were awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to The Milestone, Criminal Records and The Star Bar. The Subsonics still stun! Stomp and Stammer Rules!

Oct 7 2009
Alex’s Bar Long Beach, California w/ Haunted George
Oct 8 2009
Bar Pink San Diego, California
Oct 9 2009
ECHO/ acoustic show supporting John Doe & Exene Los Angeles, California
Oct 10 2009
Juke Joint ,Anaheim, California w/Haunted George and DJ Howie Pyro..just added Mike Watt!
Oct 11 2009
ECHO/Kid Congo and Pink Monkey Birds/Part Time Punks Fest , Los Angeles, California
Oct 12 2009
Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Oct 13 2009
Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, California
Oct 14 2009
OFF ANYWHERE, California
Oct 15 2009
Sunset Tavern Seattle, Washington
Oct 16 2009
Quince and State House , Olympia, Washington w/ She Beast, Thee November Witch
Oct 17 2009
VICE/SCION Garage Festival /Berbatis Pan Portland

Friday, August 21, 2009

West Coast tour dates for Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds are proud to announce our next dates in September and West Coast Tour dates in October. More details as they come but for now start making plans! Very exciting.
Sep 25 2009
The Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 26 2009
STAR COMMUNITY BAR Atlanta, Georgia w/ Subsonics
Oct 7 2009
Alex’s Bar Long Beach, California
Oct 8 2009
Bar Pink San Diego, California
Oct 9 2009
ECHO/ acoustic show supporting John Doe & Exene Los Angeles, California
Oct 10 2009
Juke Joint Anaheim
Oct 11 2009
ECHO/Kid Congo and Pink Monkey Birds/Part Time Punks Fest Los Angeles, California
Oct 12 2009
Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Oct 13 2009
Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, California
Oct 14 2009
OFF ANYWHERE, California
Oct 15 2009
Sunset Tavern Seattle, Washington
Oct 16 2009
???? TBA Olympia, Washington
Oct 17 2009
VICE/SCION Garage Festival /Berbatis Pan Portland

Thursday, August 20, 2009

KId Congo ,Kalani, Ian Svenonius Host "Bubble Rock"

9:30 Club Back Bar
815 V. St. NW
Washington, DC

Walk right in , sit right down and baby let your hair hang down this Saturday August 22nd for the opening night of BUBBLE ROCK down at the 9:30 Club Back Bar starting at 11pm. Your gracious party Dj's Kalani (Midnight Kids, DJ's Yellow Fever), , Name Names a.k.a. Ian Svenonius (Make-Up,Weird War, Chain and The Gang), and Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds) will spin non stop Vintage Soul, Freakbeat ,Rock, 1970's Glam, Mutant Disco ,Punk , and beautiful junk guaranteed to make you smile and shake your rump. Need fun and hilarity? Well, this is YOUR night. Need to get your wig unsnarled. Come to us and we'll shake it out! Kalani, Ian and Kid welcome all to Bubble Rock. Check your attitude at the door and get on the dance floor!
Saturday August 22
9:30 Club Back Bar/ 815 V. St. NW, Washington, DC / 21+/ $5./ 11p.m. to closing

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds in Charlotte,NC and Atlanta, GA. in September

Just got this poster and word that our friends and highly original songsters the mighty SUBSONICS will be playing with us in Atlanta in September. Will be a blast!
September, 25 2009 08:00 PM - The Milestone
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208 - $8adv/$10door
September, 26 2009 08:00 PM - STAR COMMUNITY BAR
437 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30317 - $10.

Heartworm and Mayhem report

The Heartworm #37 event/reading last Saturday in NYC went really well and was lot's of fun. Lot's of great people, on and off stage. It was a freaky family reunion with a lot of friends I rarely see, like Max G. Morton and Wesley Eisold from Heartworm Press/Cold Cave, Little Annie, Kembra Phaler, Howie Pyro, Marti Domination,etc...etc.. I was also happy to finally formally meet Genesis P-Orridge, Boyd Rice (performing as NON), Jonathan Shaw, Eric Paul and Chris Leo. Now THAT is a gathering of the minds! HERE is a review in Time Out NY. Joly from posted a video of my reading HERE.
The following day I Bolted back to DC , caught the Paint Made Flesh exhibit at The Philips Collection and then was driven out to The Nission Pavillion in Virginia to interview drummer extraordinaire Dave Lombardo from Slayer for DC blog Brightest Young Things "Not your average interview " series at The Mayhem Fest! I felt like Bruno walking in there! Dave was a cool guy and answered all the silly questions we asked him, and Slayer was really HEAVY. But it was not lost on me that the night before at Heartworm #37 I had been sitting in a room with real polite Satanists, Magical thinkers, Manson acquaintances , and Gender benders. now THAT was HEAVY!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Kid Congo Powers reading in NYC August 8th.

August 8, 2009, Chronic Youth presents Heartworm Press #37 at Santos Party House in New York City. Featuring the first live performance by NON in many years, and the negative hiss and out-of-body-bliss of supporters Prurient and Cold Cave. What makes this event unique enough to merit a Heartworm catalog number is the fact that all of these death-cheaters and dangerous thinkers will be (somewhat) contained under one roof for the first time. In between the three acts there will be spoken word performances by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Gun Club, Bad Seeds), Chris Leo (The Van Pelt, The Lapse), Eric Paul (Chinese Stars, Arab On Radar) and renowned tattoo artist and underground journalist legend Jonathan Shaw- A man who seeps old New York. and was wolf enough to run with the likes of Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, the Manson Family and Charles Bukowski. This will be Shaw's first reading in New York City.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Santo's Party House
96 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kid and Howie Pyro DJ Friday in NYC!

Friday night in NYC Intoxica Radio's Howie Pyro and I will DJ sick wonders,barn burners and wig twisters all night long at Home Sweet Home! It's Jonathan Toubin's Shakin' All Over Under Sideways Down w/DJs Howie Pyro and Kid Congo Powers http:​/​/​www.​myspace.​com/​homesweethomeba​r
Make the scene!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

2 September dates announced !

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds have just confirmed 2 dates In September!

September, 25 2009 08:00 PM - The Milestone
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208 - $8adv/$10door

September, 26 2009 08:00 PM - STAR COMMUNITY BAR
437 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30317 - $10.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rare AS the Yeti Party Podcast

Hi. Here in Washington DC me and my pal Kalani have just started doing a wig wham bam Monday night rockin' DJ party called "Rare as the Yeti" at Local 16 (16th + U streets NW). It's a cuckoo mish mash of freakbeat, Garage, Psychedelic, Soul, 70's Glitter rock, Punk, maybe even funk and whatever other kind of trash we find that makes all our folks happy! You can come and trip the dancefloor, hang out on the roof deck bar, or have some food even! We spin from 10pm to 1am . Here's a podcast of the first week, technical warts and all! Hey, it was the first night! Hope we see you there. Yeti wigs are optional. Local 16 is at 1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-2828

Monday, July 20, 2009

Kid DJ in Washington DC tonight 7/20!

Tonight in Washington DC at Local 16 Kid and Kalani will be playing coolest rock n roll records at "Rare As The Yeti" from 10pm to 1am. Come hang out on the roof deck!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Lot's of Kid stuff News.

Hey everyone. A flurry of activity and plans to report. First, Tonight Monday July 6 at 10pm I am Dj-ing with my pal Kalani at Local 16 for a new record playing night called "Rare as The Yeti". We will be playing vintage soul, garage, freakbeat, 70's glam, funk and punk till 1am or so. Drop on by this opening night for post 4th of July blues breaking.
The LSDC remix contest at Track and Fields is closed and now The Pink Monkey Birds and I will go into deliberations as to whom will be the winner, whom will be featured on our myspace page and on the b-side on one of a series of 7inch 45's we will be recording in October sometime . Some real cuckoo crazies got ahold of the stems and twisted our wigs! Watch this spot next Monday to hear the winning mix. In the meantime you can listen to the mixes at the Track and Fields website and if you sign up, can cast a vote of your own to influence us!
In the works is a
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds West Coast US tour in the month of October . Hurrah!
ALSO amidst a gaggle of great reviews for our album "Dracula Boots" on INTHERED, we are booking a return European tour in November/December, which WILL include UK dates!
Video artists Rob Parrish and Paris Bustillos are working on a video for the song "Rare as The Yeti". Coming soon!
Our friend from the Spacy Stardust radio show in Frankfurt posted this video of us at Das Bett playing the old Gun Club classic, Sex Beat! What a gas it was!
Also our pal Acid Marshmallow posted a video of almost our entire in-store performance at Permanent Records in Chicago. This special feature includes special guest Jason Ward, whom recorded and mixed Dracula Boots. He also wailed the organ parts on our version of Thee Midniters "I Found a Peanut" and "la Lllarona" and does so here live. The first 5 minutes or so is our "sound check" but then we take off! It was much fun in the most awesome record store.
More news as it comes. best, KCP

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

LSDC Remix Contest ends July 4! Listen to entries so far!

LSDC REmix contest ends July 4. Get to it. Listen to the entries so far! Vote for yer fave! - Collaborate on a session, remix music, submit your song.
Make music online. Work on your music production with other musicians recording at home. Remix songs!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


New York Night Train Happening is the latest spectacular multimedia party of Mr. Jonathan Toubin, the DJ/Conceptualist behind such legendary NYC parties such as Glasslands’ Animal Train Happening and Santos Party House’s
DECLASSIFIED! Yet another step towards the revival and revision of the New York nightlife underground’s proudest and most ambitious tradition, THE HAPPENING is inspired by everything from Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic
Inevitable, which fused lights, projection, live music, performance, and dance under the
same umbrella, to similar examples spanning from the disco to early new wave era in
spaces like Club 57, their New Wave Vaudeville Show, and the Mudd Club.
Past happenings haven’t only seen collaborations with galleries/artists such as Secret Project Robot, Live With Animals, and Mikilandia Productions, and been filmed by the likes of the father of avant-garde cinema, the Factory’s Jonas Mikas, but
have also included appearances by many generations of subcultural icons such as
Genesis P-Orridge, Andrew W.K., Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, King Khan and the BBQ, Ian Svenonius, Calvin Johnson, James Chance, Gibby Haynes, The Slits, Jon Spencer, and many more. Initially conceived as a reaction to, on one hand, the assembly-line ho-hum of rock show presentation, and, on the other, the aesthetic bankruptcy and soul-less nature of the contemporary dance party, Toubin’s happenings have developed into a mighty rock and roll wrecking ball demolishing the
boundaries between art, performance, and nightlife - revealing the pearly disco ball at its core – the best rock dance parties the 21st Century has yet to offer.
This first edition of New York Night Train Happening features live music by Edie Sedgwick, Exactly, Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club, Bad Seeds, etc), performance by and go go artist Anna Copa Cabanna and Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Anne, and live non-digital film projection by Spencer Bewley (Place to Bury Strangers,
Warlocks, Death In Vegas, etc) and DJ sets by Mr. Jonathan Toubin. Expect a participatory spectacle in which all of the performers to play all sorts of roles on and off stage in all sorts of unpredictable configurations (
Melissa, Anna, and Kid collaborating, etc. (!)).
If you think this sounds like a bras d’ honneur in the face of the mediocre, unimaginative, and economically exclusionary day-to-day mechanics of 21st Century art, music, and nightlife in general, you are correct. Now that New York Night Train has sparked a revolution in Empire City shows, dance club nights, and art events, it is now changing
the way people go out around the world – restoring and renovating proud traditional underground aesthetics ... town by town. All aboard!
Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 10:30pm- 3:00am
Civilian Art Projects
406 7 Street NW, SECOND FLOOR (NEW!)
Washington, DC

Friday, June 19, 2009

SOLO SHOW Saturday in Brooklyn

- live music: HEALTH (10pm), Awesome Color (9pm), Kid Congo Powers (solo show) (1am)
- dancing all night with DJs: Josh Styles, Mr. Jonathan Toubin, and Fitz (11pm on)
- performance: Lone Wolf & Cub, Anna Copa Cabanna, and Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Anne (throughout the night)
- visuals: Mighty Robot’s AV Squad and Spencer Bewley (after 11pm)
Saturday, June 20, 8pm - outdoors at 979 Broadway
after 11pm - indoors across the street at 5 Stuyvesant Ave, $10
sponsored by Williamsburg's Main Drag Music for all yr rock and roll needs!
Now for something new! New York Night Train, Panache Booking, and Todd P have banded together for the first time to present the NYC’s latest and greatest multi-media spectacle, NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN HAPPENING #1! More fun, exciting, and interactive than a rock show! More artful, organic, live, and interesting than a dance-party! Picture the union of the underground rock, art, dance party, and performance scenes under one roof! Now you no longer have to regret living in the wrong time! Don’t just read about it! Don’t just dream it! Live it - the legendary nightlife experiences that you always imagined! A contemporary underground DIY rock and roll take on historical NYC subcultural landmarks such as Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable! Ladies and gentlemen - we have finally arrived!
Start Time:
Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 6:00am
979 Broadway btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Fresh off our Europen "Dracula Boots" tour, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds will be playing in Chicago at Metronome Festival. Saturday June 6.
Noon - 10PM.... $5!!!!!!!!

10:00 Official After Party @ Empty Bottle w/ John Vanderslice

8:30 John Vanderslice

7:00 Here We Go Magic

5:30 Apostle of Hustle

4:00 Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds

2:30 Rock Plaza Central

1:00 Turbo Fruits

Sunday 7th In Store performance at Permanent Records at 3pm. http:​/​/​www.​myspace.​com/​permanentwax Looking forward to some Chi-Town Boogaloo! Dig! Thanks

Sunday, May 10, 2009

German shows this Week!

German shows this week!
Hey, now Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds are rocking Germany this week on the DRACULA BOOTS tour. Already ULm was fantastic in the not so former Strip Bar, The Eden Club. Tonight, Mothers day Sunday May 10th, we are at Babalou/Pop Club. Friends and foes please attend. Then we are May 13th in Koln, at Underground Club, May 14th in my former home, Berlin at Privat Club. This show is extra special as my dear friend and colleague KHAN
will be performing as well! This will be night of Psychedelic boogaloo! Then May 15th in Hamburg at Silber (ex-Tanzehalle) and outr final show at Das Bett in Frankfurt. Thanks and see you there. Wear your DRACULA BOOTS!

Monday, May 04, 2009


Hello there from the DRACULA BOOTS tour in Europe! This is too announce the launch of a remix contest for the song "LSDC" off our Dracula Boots album on INTHERED records. This is in conjunction with TRACK AND FIELDS remix community site out of Berlin.

The winner will get their mix featured on our MYSPACE page, a free CD and who knows what else? .... Sign up and download the stems and get to remixing! here is the web address:

Live Dates left on DRACULA Boots Tour!
May 4 2009 8:00P
Saint Ex Bordeaux
May 5 2009 8:00P
Mistrial Valence
May 8 2009 8:00P
Eden ULM
May 10 2009 8:00P
Babalu/Popclub Munich
May 13 2009 8:00P
Underground Koln
May 14 2009 8:00P
Privatclub Berlin
May 15 2009 8:00P
Silber (ex-Tanzhalle) Hamburg
May 16 2009 8:00P
Das Bett Frankfurt
then back inthe US:
Jun 6 2009 4:00P
Metronome Celebration Festival Chicago, Illinois

have fun! All the best, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


NEW Shows added/Coimbra,Portugal 4.30/Hamburg Silber 5.15
ALSO ADDED MAY 15 HAMBURG,GERMANY AT SILBER (ex-Tanzhalle). Come flip your wig. Paris tonight blew some socks off! Glitter socks!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Updated !!! MUNICH show added May 10th

Just added! 10.5. Munich - Babalu / popclub
All upcoming dates are:Apr 23 2009 8:00P
Locamotive Bologna
Apr 24 2009 8:00P
Spazio 211 Torino
Apr 25 2009 8:00P
Libatim Nimes
Apr 26 2009 8:00P
Le Galion Lorient
Apr 27 2009 9:00P
Le Klub Paris
May 1 2009 8:00P
ZDB Lisbon
May 2 2009 8:00P
Casa da Musica w/PJ Harvey Porto
May 4 2009 8:00P
Saint Ex Bordeaux
May 5 2009 8:00P
Mistrial Valence
May 8 2009 8:00P
Eden ULM
May 10 2009 8:00P
Babalu/Popclub Munich
May 13 2009 8:00P
Underground Koln
May 14 2009 8:00P
Privatclub Berlin
May 15 2009 8:00P
TBA Hamburg
May 16 2009 8:00P
Das Bett Frankfurt
Jun 6 2009 4:00P
Metronome Celebration Festival Chicago, Illinois
photo by Pirlouiiiit

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Madrid date cancelled. Sorry

Sorry to say the Madrid date didn't come thru so no Spain this time.Too bad as the shows have been rockin' and boogalicious so far Am dissappointed and sorry. April 30 is open now. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

European Tour Dates!(Updated 4/7/09)New show in Marseille , France April 21 .

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds European Tour 09...These are the dates so far. more to be announced.Looking to fill in dates May 9 thru 12 in Germany, Netherlands, or anywhere close by these countries. If any ideas or leads please contact:
European booking:
Thanks looking forward...
Apr 17 2009
4AD w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club/ Diksmuide,Belgium
Apr 18 2009
MJC/ Colmar, France
Apr 19 2009 6:30P
Epicerie Moderne / Lyon,France
Apr 21 2009
Embobineuse/Marseille, France
Apr 23 2009
Locamotive / Bologna,Italy
Apr 24 2009
Spazio 211 / Torino,Italy
Apr 25 2009
Libatim/ Nimes,France
Apr 26 2009
Le Galion/ Lorient, France
Apr 27 2009
Le Klub / Paris, France
Apr 30 2009
TBA / Madrid, Spain
May 1 2009
ZDB/ Lisbon,Portugal
May 2 2009
Casa da Musica w/PJ Harvey/ Porto,Portugal
May 4 2009
Saint Ex / Bordeaux,France
May 5 2009
Mistrial / Valence,France
May 8 2009
Eden /ULM, Germany
May 13 2009
Underground/ Koln, Germany
May 14 2009
Privatclub/ Berlin,Germany
May 16 2009
Das Bett/ Frankfurt,Germany

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Here is our schedule for SxSW.

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds schedule for SxSW 2009Share
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Here is our schedule for SxSW! Will have the new album "Dracula Boots" for sale on Vinyl and CD (cd has extra "hidden track" Buck Angel) and new T Shirts! Come and get down to the psychedelic boogaloo at these parties:
WED. 03-18-2009 01:00 at SxSW/Emo’s Junior/Leafy Green booking showcase, Austin, Texas onstage at 1am
8pm Willem Maker 9pm Larkin Grimm 10pm Vetiver 11pm Sleepy Sun 12am DD/MM/YYYY 1am Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds

FRI. 03-20-2009 23:00 at SxSW /INTHERED Showcase/Beerland, Austin, Texas Onstage at 11pm
03-20-2009 20:00 at SXSW: In The Red Showcase@Beerland , Austin, Texas We play at 11pm In The Red Records Showcase with: Reigning Sound, Vivian Girls,Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Thee Oh Sees, Intelligence, Christmas Island, TV Ghost and Strange Boys.
.........SATURDAY 03-21-2009 19:30 at Spiderhouse Cafe/NYNT Party!/SxSW, Austin, Texas Onstage at 7:45pm
Jonathan Toubin from New York Night Train is thowin this bash. Come on up or down! 1:00pm Kingdom of Suicide Lovers (Austin) 1:30pm New York Howl 1:45pm Carrots (Austin) 2:00pm Beets (NYC) 2:30pm Fresh and Onlys (San Francisco) 2:45pm Black Hollies (NYC) 3:00pm Cause Co-Motion (NYC) 3:30pm Psychedelic Horseshit (Columbus, OH) 3:45pm Garotas Suecas (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 4:00pm Golden Boys (Austin) 4:30pm Limes (Memphis) 4:45pm Homosexuals (London) 5:00pm Golden Triangle (NYC) 5:30pm Mika Miko (Los Angeles) 5:45pm Crystal Stilts (NYC) 6:00pm Viva l’American Death Ray Music (Memphis, NYC, Austin) 6:30pm Intelligence (Seattle) 6:45pm Drones (Melbourne, AU) 7:00pm Cause for Applause (Austin) 7:30pm Coathangers (Atlanta) 7:45pm Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds (DC) 8:00pm Ex-Humans (NYC) 8:30pm Electric Shadows (NYC) 9:00pm Stalkers (NYC)

Monday, February 09, 2009


It didnt take more than one look at a photograph of Lux Interior in 1976 to
realize he was a special creature. It didnt take more than witnessing one song of The
Cramps live to realize Lux burned with an uncontainable wildfire within. He was
sexy,funny,and dangerous all at the same time. The rockabilly howler, the
psychedelic seer, the latex and high heels pervert, the late night horror host,
the most exhalted potentate of love,the king of rock and roll. Lux was all
these things and so much more. He possesed the uncanny talent for zeroing in on the absolute
essence and beauty of the wild and weird, be it in records,films,books,photgraphy
or art from all eras past, especially those looking way into the future. His
findings have influenced hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Certainly it
has been stamped on me as a fan and as the guitarist for the Cramps from my
ages of 21 to 23, and continue in my works today.
The last times I saw Lux was in 2006 at one of their last shows in NYC. It
was the best show I had been to in years. The band was cooking and Lux was
brilliantly deranged and hilarious. During the always chaotic rendition of
"Surfin Bird" Lux climbed on the stacked drum monitors, peeking out of a slit in the
long black velvet curtains so that all you saw was his bleached blond head
glowing beautiful and grotesque, I saw the always cool Poison Ivy look up and
start laughing with appreciation and love. At that moment I was incredibly touched and so
thankful for The Cramps. It had been years since I had met up with the band and
backstage Lux kept hugging and kissing me. I was so happy to see them again. A
few months later my band, The Pink Monkey Birds played in Los Angeles and Lux
and Ivy attended and praised the show. Lux was a bit tipsy and very kissy again and
full of love. My sister Barbara was selling our merch and Lux ran behind the
table to greet her after not seeing her for 25 years.What a sweetheart. I remember Lux as glowing.
He commented to me that some of my stage patter could have come from his mouth.
I didnt hesitate to blurt out "I have learned from the best." Lux laughed and
gave me another big hug. That was the last time I saw him. I am honored to have
known the amazing and magical Lux Interior. We miss him already.