Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds

Radio 1190 Presents

Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds

The Buckingham Squares, Carletta Sue Kay, the Born Readies

Mon, February 3, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds
Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds
Powers is a second generation Mexican American. In 1976, he was president of The Ramones fan club, then ran a fanzine for The Screamers. After traveling to London and New York City he returned to L.A. and in 1979 met Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Pierce taught him to play guitar using open tuning, and they formed 'The Creeping Ritual', which became The Gun Club. Powers left that group before their recording debut, instead joining New York-based band The Cramps in December 1980. He rejoined the Gun Club briefly in 1983, rejoining again between 1985 and 1988, when he again left to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin, for several albums and associated tours. Powers has also played with The Divine Horsemen, The Angels of Light, Die Haut and The Fall.

Most recently, Powers has collaborated with New York City guitarist Jack Martin on projects like The Pink Monkey Birds, Congo Norvell and Knoxville Girls.
The Buckingham Squares
The Buckingham Squares
Hailing from several notable Denver bands, The Buckingham Squares play 60's psychedelic pop music with a hard edge and modern, fuzz-infused attack.

Sam Schiel Vocals
Rick Kulwicke Guitar
Arnie Beckman Bass
John Rumley Keyboards
John Henry Drums
Matt Bischoff Guitar
Carletta Sue Kay
Carletta Sue Kay
Carletta Sue Kay is equal parts Marianne Faithful, Joanna Newsom and Emmylou Harris, coupled with the song writing styles of Stephen Merritt and Cole Porter. CSK is named after singer-songwriter Randy Walker's real-life cousin who served a prison sentence for domestic terrorism and threatening to blow-up her ex-boyfriend with a pipe bomb. This is an auspicious inspiration for a musical persona who, performing with an obvious five-o'clock shadow, sings heart-wrenching yet transformative songs of love, life, and relationships told from the perspective of a woman. The debut Carletta Sue Kay LP 'Incongruent' (Kitten Charmer) and. Randy Walker, aka Carletta recorded backing vocals with the Magnetic Fields on their 10th album Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge).

"Perhaps the most obvious comparison for Mr. Walker's gender- and genre-bending approach would be Antony Hegarty, the androgynous singer with an angelic voice...but Mr. Walker is more in the realm of sweaty rock 'n' roll than torch songs: his voice, a tenor, can easily slide up and down the scale." --New York Times

"Carletta Sue Kay is the female alter-ego of SF musician Randy Walker, and this identity shift pushes his art in some astonishing directions. Androgynous to its core, and loaded with overtones, his vocal delivery as Carletta Sue Kay can recall Annie Lennox, Gene Ween, and Joanna Newsom, all in the same breath." --Bay Guardian
the Born Readies
the Born Readies
Lets just say... its garage rock for your cock, It is like the New York Dolls with more balls. The music has been compared to Goldie with more Hawn. It will put the Hannah back in your Montana and just like a 2 piece from KFC it will fill you up in all the right ways... DOUBLE DOWN BABY!
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/