Any Kid Congo fans in the house? "Legend" is an accurate assessment of the man, Congo having taken part in The Cramps, co-founded The Gun Club and been a part of Nick Cave's band of Bad Seeds. He and his current band, The Pink Monkey Birds, will be touring (no Philadelphia dates, unfortunately) and releasing a new album, Gorilla Rose. Information can be found below.
Via Force Field PR:
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds announce East Coast tour!
The legendary Kid Congo Powers, co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, will be releasing his new album with his group Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds this spring. Titled Gorilla Rose, the album follows in the footsteps of the band's 2009 Dracula Boots with more ram-charged boogaloo, sleazy psychedelia and Chicano garage rock. In The Red records is gearing up for the new album by releasing a series of oddball limited edition vinyl-only records by the band. The first of these releases dropped this week in the form of the "Five Greasy Pieces" subscription series. This is a very limited edition (250 of each) series of five different singles each containing two brand new tracks. Starting in January In The Red will be issuing one of these a month. The fifth and final single in the series will come with a handsome box in which all five will be housed. The only way to obtain these singles is to buy a subscription on the In The Red website. In March In The Red will be issuing a live LP by the band titled Live At The Prom which will be another vinyl-only limited edition release available exclusively online.
Catch Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds on their North East tour this February!
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS
2.11 Jack Pot Saloon Lawrence, KS
2.12 Crosstown Station Kansas City, MO
2.13 Off Broadway Night Club St Louis, MO
2.14 MOTR Pub Cincinnati, OH
2.15 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
2.16 Howler's Coyote Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
2.17 Bandito's Burrito Lounge Richmond, VA
2.18 Comet Ping Pong Washington, DC
2.19 TBA New York, NY
KID CONGO LINKS:
MySpace - www.myspace.com/kidcongoandthepinkmonkeybirds
Label - http://www.intheredrecords.com/
Artist site - kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
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