Thursday, June 22, 2017

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers at Cafe Nine.

Come for some Summer Wham Bam Thank Ya Mam crazy dancing to all vinyl 45's spun by Cramps, Gun Club , Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds member Kid Congo Powers, also known for his current ensemble Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! Kid's personal record collection is a legendry mix of 60's Soul Stompers, Snotty Garage Rockers, British 70's Glam, early Punk singles, and maybe even a disco tune or 2! We Have been having a BLAST at this party. Tell all your friends! Make it your Party! Dance your blues away to the records that definetly have the SEX Beat! Leave your hangups at the door! ALL STRIPES ARE WELCOME!  http://www.cafenine.com/event/1489017-sex-beat-kid-congo-powers-new-haven/

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

May Tour dates for Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds !

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds just added as support in the West  touring with Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies  and Together Pangea! We play first will be on early every night! Great for the old guard and school knights! 
 DATES
Tue. May 2 Portland, OR                Wonder Ballroom  SOLD OUT!
Wed. May 3 Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom  Tix
Thu. May 4 Seattle, WA                 Showbox 
Fri. May 5 Boise, ID                        The Olympic
Sat. May 6 SLC, UT                          The Depot
Sun. May 7 Denver, CO                   Summit Music Hall
Mon. May 8 OFF
Tue. May 9 OFF
Wed. May 10 Scottsdale, AZ        Pub Rock
 Thu. May 11 San Diego, CA         House of Blues
 Fri. May 12 Santa Ana, CA           The Observatory
Sat. May 13 LA, CA   m                  Fonda Theatre
Sun. May 14 Berkeley, CA             UC Theatre  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Store . Dead stock CD's and T-Shirts

JUST ADDED T SHIRTS! LADIES AND MEN's Sizes...I have come into some dead stock CD's that are Now out of print, so these are the last ones.  The prices do not include shipping, which is $4 in the USA and $10.00 rest of the world. Stock is limited , so first come first serve. Thanks, Kid

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Sex Beat is a Dance Party hosted by DJ Kid Congo Powers in New Haven at Cafe Nine FEB 26

Sex Beat is a Dance Party held by DJ Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds , Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds) disc jocking all vinyl 45's! Hot 60's Soul stompers,Garage rock barn burners, 70's Glam bam thank ya mam, and pre and post punk junk to shake yer trunk! A BLAST in Other words to other worlds! Come and dance yer blues and clues away! HEAR THE HITS YOU NEVER KNEW! Its's FREE and it's FUN! All are welcome and encouraged!See you there! Starts at 9pm! FREE!  Sunday Feb 26
CAFE NINE  250 State St , New Haven , CT 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

GONERFEST Oct 1 and surrounding Southern dates in September/October


Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Announce Select East Coast Dates This Fall 
Including Gonerfest, Third Man
Watch New Video For 'La Araña'
'La Araña Es La Vida' Album Out Now On In The Red Records
Photo: Rick Marr
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds announce select East Coast dates including Gonerfest this fall.
The band's fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records“La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music.  Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and 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) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros (Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.
 “La Araña Es La Vida” rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a “Magic Machine” then gets to work out a low rider groove on “Chicano Studies”.  Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on “Karate Monkey” is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.
A limited number of colored vinyl comes with a flexi disc; a cover of the Psychedelic Furs“We Love You”, plus an original tune; “Anything To Say", with the CD featuring a bonus track; “Nasty Hat”, as well as completely different artwork from the vinyl.
The world is a wild and woolly place and with “La Araña”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds will continue to mirror it.
Orale! Living La Vida Araña!
  
LIVE SHOWS:

9/27 - Washington DC - Comet Ping Pong
9/28 - Raleigh NC - Neptune's Parlour
9/29 - Atlanta GA - Star Bar
9/30 - Knoxville TN - Pilot Light
10/1 - Memphis TN - Gonerfest
10/2 - Nashville TN - Third Man Complex
"Kid Congo has hit his stride as a frontman and songwriter and La Araña Es La Vida is an album as commanding as his wild talent deserves." All Music (4 stars)
Read 'The Singular Fashion Sense Of Kid Congo Powers' on Vogue.com
"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
"Like many of the bands he played in, Kid Congo Powers knows that deep down Rock & Roll is all about having a good time. And that’s just what Kid and his Pink Monkey Birds do on this one. So why shouldn’t you? Crank it. And be prepared to move." Soundblab

"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
Read the interview with Kid on life with The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave on Dangerous Minds here
Read Kid's article on 'How I Came Out Of The Closet And Into The Street' on Huffington Post here
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

Thursday, August 04, 2016

NEW Video "La Araña"

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
'La Araña'
Deep in the heart of San Gabriel Valley there is a party brewing, and you’re invited. Not just any party, but a counter culture happening of the Chicano variety. If Fellini were born and raised in the SGV, this would be his scene (or definitely his roots). A cross section of brown and beautiful eccentric types from every walk of Southern California life just dancing, prancing, and romancing. A celebration in the key of enlivenment.
PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Director – Alex von Alex
Producer – Alexander Terrazas
Executive Producers – Elvia Lahman & Todd Lahman
Directors of Photography – Michael Ruggirello & Xander Zubitov
Production Design – Elvia Lahman & Todd Lahman
Editor – Michael Ruggirello
Unit Production Manager // FIrst Assistant Director – Gilbert Martinez
Second Assistant Director – Andre Soto
Assistant Camera & Grip - Isaiah Reza-Soto
Hair & Make Up – Veronica Chanel, Esther Vasquez, Laura Lucky Martin
a ské üblé production
2016


Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - "La Araña" (Official Video) from ské üblé productions on Vimeo.