Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds

SAVAK, PMS and the Mood Swings

Wednesday · May 11, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds
Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds new album Gorilla Rose:
Gun Club co-founder. Gunslinger for The Cramps. Six-string stylist for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The legendary Kid Congo Powers titles his new album on INTHERED Records GORILLA ROSE after artist/performer Gorilla Rose. As a teenage boy Kid met Gorilla thru seminal weirdo band, The Screamers in the emerging LA Punk music scene of... the 70's. He recalls, "Gorilla Rose was a close and constant presence and influence on The Screamers and me as a young pup. He was to The Screamers like Bobby Neuwirth was to Dylan, a jester of sorts, sparking many of their great lyric ideas. I still think GORILLA ROSE is the most fabulous nom de plume in history. His unsung specter had been in my mind a lot last year so I decided to title the album GORILLA ROSE to honor his name and bring him into rock n roll's ongoing conversation." While editing his fan club newsletters at a haunted Hollywood house, a teenage Kid Congo was also exposed to the sounds of Neu, Nico, Billie Holiday, and the "Susperia" movie soundtrack by Goblin. Along with Gorilla and Kid's Garage rock pedigree, these past influences found their way back into his new album.
SAVAK
SAVAK
SAVAK was formed in 2015 by members of The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, and The Cops. Their influences range from '60s Texas psychedelia to British pub rock to early-'80s American hardcore.

Cut-Ups, the new SAVAK record on Ernest Jenning Record Co., consists of 10 immaculate nuggets of primo, left-field rock'n'roll.

It’s a heavy smorgasbord with results as laudable as one would expect given the pedigree. Cut-Ups is as kaleidoscopic, ambitious and as curious a record as you could hope for.

Like their debut LP on Comedy Minus One, Best of Luck in Future Endeavors, there’s that instant thing – instant hooks all over, instant choruses – but not cheap instant like the noodles. The flavors on this record have a long finish, with a satisfyingly wide palate.

There are pristine multi-part harmonies and skronky jazz bits, as well as odd, subtle experiments with Joe Meek-y sound design. There’s that undeniable propulsive groove that many of these guys have become synonymous with. There are also healthy smatterings of garage rock, ‘60s jangle, jazz and psych.

The devil is in the details on SAVAK records and there are many, many details on Cut-Ups.

“A potent and pointed agitpop racket which manages to balance the dark and moody with the catchy as fuck.” –Noisey

“Dread-fueled, post-punk angst tempered with catchy hooks.” –Magnet

“SAVAK is the band that plays the party after the after party.” –Jersey Beat
PMS and the Mood Swings
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/