Entries tagged with: King Khan and the Shrines
photos by Chris La Putt; words by Bill Pearis
King Khan & the Shrines @ LPR 6/6/2014
King Khan & the Shrines spent the weekend in NYC, playing Le Poisson Rouge on Friday (6/6) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (6/7), part of their tour with fellow Canadians Red Mass. Pics from LPR are in this post.
Khan's voice sounded a little shot on Saturday but he and the band were in typically good spirits. The Shrines are one of those bands whose jobs it is to "have a good time" and to exalt the King. Keyboardist Fred Fredovitch had his enormous organ (ahem) in crowd by the second song. It's schtick, but it's good schtick, and they're killer musicians with good songs at the base. Great songs, even, like "Bite My Tongue" and "Land of the Freak," "I Wanna Be a Girl" and "Born to Die" from last year's Idle No More." Check out the full setlist from LPR below.
Openers Red Mass were good too and, like The Shrines, mix genres. But where King Khan imagines a Motown that would've signed The Stooges, Roy of Red Mass doesn't have quite as singular a vision. Some songs were straight-up garage punk, others had an almost disco backbeat that would've been at home in 2005. They were all pretty good though. (Their drummer is crazy good.) Not sure why they came out in hoods and animal masks only to almost immediately discard them, something it doesn't look like they did at the LPR show. Also: at MHOW, the band brought out Rick Froberg (Obits/Hot Snakes) for the song he sings on for Red Mass' new album due out later this year.
Both King Khan and Red Mass play again tonight (6/8) at NJ's Asbury Lanes. You can also catch Red Mass on Monday (6/9) at The Flat with Foster Care and Atlanta's Dasher.
More pictures and the setlist from LPR, below...
The Shrines at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
As mentioned, King Khan will be in NYC when he and his band The Shrines bring their tour with Red Mass to LPR on Friday (6/6) (tickets) and MHOW on Saturday (6/7) (tickets).
After that, he and the Shrines will be sticking around for a FREE show at Manhattan Inn on Monday (6/9) with DJ Jonathan Toubin. Manhattan Inn is tiny, that should be a crazy show. Also a late one, starting at 10 PM.
UPDATE: The band and some of their representatives tell us that, despite what Manhattan Inn is listing, King Khan and the Shrines will NOT be playing there.
King Khan will be back in NYC this fall when his band the BBQ show tours with Black Lips.
The same night as King Khan's free-or-not-happening Manhattan Inn show, folk legend Ed Askew plays a free early show (7 PM) with Abhay Singh. Later int he month, Ed hits the stage in NYC again on June 23 at Cake Shop with Opal Onyx and George Sand. Also Monday: King Khan's current tourmates Red Mass play The Flat.
Sooner than that, The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser plays Manhattan Inn too.
We mentioned yesterday that King Khan & the Shrines' song "Born to Die" was getting an epic video treatment. That phantasmagoric video has made its debut and you can watch it in this post. There are comets, executions, 17th century fops, minotaurs, cats and more. What does it all mean? King Khan illuminates:
I was really inspired by this story i once read about Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo priestess of New Orleans. They say that she was asked to help with a court case where an innocent Creole man was falsely accused for something and was supposed to be sentenced to death. She stood outside of the courtroom every day and put some very hot chiles in her mouth and held them there for the entire time the court was in session for days, with tears rolling down her face constantly. The man was set free. I wanted to show Louis the 14th ordering modern executions to show folks that things have really not changed much. The powers that be are still these royal families that call all the shots. I still believe there is a ray of hope that comes from some mysterious spiritual place. Ultimately, I wanted to pay tribute to Alejandro Jodorowsky who is one of my spiritual gurus and one of the greatest film makers of all time.Catch King Khan & the Shrines live when their tour hits NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on June 6 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 7. Tickets to MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (3/28) at noon. Tickets to LPR go on sale Friday at 1 PM.
"Born to Die" video below...
Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and they are planning a year-long celebration the culmination of which will be the Merge Festival which will happen July 23-26 in the label's hometown of Carrboro, NC. Line-up, tickets and other interesting details like those are still TBA, but you can watch a couple teaser videos below. (This will probably be one festival Outkast won't be at, but you never know!) They last celebrated back in 2009 with XX Merge.
Additionally, you can subscribe to Merge's "Or Thousands of Prizes" singles club where you get a new 7" on colored vinyl every month featuring 25 of the label's artists, including Superchunk, Mikal Cronin, Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, The Clientele, Destroyer, King Khan & the Shrines, Lambchop, and more. Subscribers will also get a collector's box, t-shirt, a surprise bonus 12" single, new E-book version of The Merge Records Companion and first crack at Merge Fest tickets. You can still buy in.
There's also a Merge 25k road race on March 22 which runs from Chapel Hill to Durham and more fun stuff to be announced. They gave their website a nice redesign too. Looking good at a quarter century, Merge!
Merge Fest teaser videos below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
John Dwyer (of Thee Oh Sees) is streaming the reissue of the debut LP by his old band, Coachwhips, which came out in 2002 and was called Hands On The Controls. You can listen to that HERE. Thee Oh Sees are on tour this year and will be in NYC this October.
FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide festival is returning to various LA venues this year from October 9-12. It begins with a kickoff show with Phoenix and Dinosaur Jr (maybe they'll join each other for "Entertainment"?) at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (10/9), which tickets (separate from the rest of the festival) are on sale for now.
Then, the rest of the fest will include sets from Liars, King Khan & the Shrines, The Raveonettes, Rhye, Iceage, The Men, Medicine, Fuck Buttons, No Joy, Heliotropes and many other bands from around the world. Festival passes that you get in to all non-Phoenix/Dinosaur Jr events are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
by Bill Pearis
King Khan & the Shrines @ House of Vans 2012 (more by Courtney Dudley)
Apart from last year's terrific single, "I'll Bite My Tongue," it's been six years since King Khan & the Shrines have had a new album. Happily, they're idle no more -- which is also the name of their new album which will be out September 3 on their new home, Merge Records. You can stream Idle No More's groovy first single, "Born to Die," below.
Known for a wild and wooly live show, look for King Khan on tour this fall, including a stop in NYC on October 30 at Webster Hall. No info on tickets to that show just yet, but you can keep checking Ticketmaster. All tour dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
Grizzly Bear at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grizzly Bear are still producing singles off of 2012's great Shields, and they've just made a video for "gun-shy," which was directed by Kris Moyes. Like their video for "Two Weeks," it shows their love of trippy, creepy body manipulation, but instead of warping their faces, this time they're picking their bodies apart with medical tools. Sick. Watch it go down below.
Like Deerhunter and TV on the Radio are doing in May, Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also like creepy imagery) are each curating and headlining ATPs in the UK. YYYs do it on May 4 and Grizzly Bear on May 5, less than a week before the TVOTR one. YYYs' lineup so far includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Lips, Anika, The Field, Dirty Beaches, King Khan and the Shrines, and Mick Harvey; and Grizzly Bear's includes Van Dyke Parks, the Walkmen, Tortoise, Real Estate, I Break Horses, and Cass McCombs. Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/31) at 9 AM.
today in NYC
* Make Music New York
* Gato Loco @ Barbes
* peptalk @ The Stone
* Phill Niblock @ Roulette
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Angélica Negron @ The Stone
* Anders Osborne @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ab-Soul. Bleu Friday @ SOB's
* Snehasish Mozmuder & Som @ Barbes
* The Greg Johnson Show @ UCB East
* Daniel Higgs, Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* The Gaslamp Killer @ Knitting Factory
* US Air Guitar competition @ Bowery Ballroom
* Robert Glasper @ Apple Store West 14th St.
* Lemonade, Small Black @ Brooklyn Museum
* Deer Tick, Jonny Corndawg @ Red Hook Park
* Los Campesinos!, Yellow Ostrich @ Maxwell's
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery
* Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples @ Beacon Theatre
* The Canon Logic, Casey Shea @ Mercury Lounge
* The Deer Tracks, Snowmine, Nouela @ Glasslands
* G-side, Block Beattaz DJ set @ PIPS Table Tennis
* Fuckton, Tetryl Red, Rat Attack @ Secret Project Robot
* Zach Deputy, Bearin' Peace @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* McCoy Tyner & The Charles Tolliver Big Band @ Blue Note
* Paper Route, Halfnoise, The Echo-Friendly @ Mercury Lounge
* Shilpa Ray, Natureboy, Greene Girl, Melanie Moser @ Pianos
* Baby Erection, Yogurt Smoothness, Ritz Riot, Plant @ XPO 929
* Just Blaze, Jasmine Solano, Kasey Berry @ Santos Party House
* Saint Maybe, Wormburner, American Darlings @ The Rock Shop
* Future Of What, Like Pioneers, Yoga Pose, No Gold @ Cameo Art Gallery
* Darmstadt 2012: Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch @ Central Park
* The Gate, Radiation Blackbody, Key of Shame, Michael Barker @ Death By Audio
* Eli Paperboy Reed, Lily & The Parlour Tricks, Zongo Junction @ The Bell House
* Low Fat Getting High, Wooden Teeth, The Happy Problem, The Renewals @ Cake Shop
* Not Blood Paint, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Fan-Tan @ Littlefield
* The Shondes, Making Friendz, Ritz Riot, Bachslider, DJ Maura Johnston @ 285 Kent Ave
* Verbs, Alpha MC, Alaskas, Human Resources, Sea Glasses, Cuddle Formation @ McKibben Park
* The Fleshtones, Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, Ivan Julian, Stupidity, Palmyra Delra @ Bowery Electric
As we've been tracking the recently-reformed Quickand's every move of late, we would be remiss to tell you that Walter Schreifels has been added to Tom Shillue's Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Also telling funny stories: Bobby Tisdale, John Mulaney and more.
Deer Tick, not to be confused The Deer Tracks (who plays Glasslands tonight), kick off a weekend of shows that start at Red Hook Park tonight, and continue with Diamond Rugs shows at The Bell House and in Central Park.
Das Racist and Action Bronson played Red Hook park the other night.
Yeasayer released an "Official Vignette" for the song "Longetivity" from the forthcoming Fragrant World. Officially check out the "vignette" below.
Lemonade play Brooklyn Museum tonight, and you can gear up for the show with a very '80s video for "SoftKiss" below.
And last but not least, wild man King Khan has a new video for the King Khan & The Shrines' track "Bite My Tongue", which hit earlier this year. Adam West would approve.
The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.
In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
King Khan at Bell House (more by Keith Marlowe)
Raucous soul/garage combo King Khan and the Shrines have announced a few East Coast dates this summer surrounding their festival appearances, including a show at Bowery Ballroom on July 27. Tickets for the Bowery show are on sale Thursday (5/24) at noon. All listed dates, including North Coast and Bumbershoot, are at the bottom of this post.
The Shrines' most recent release was "Bite My Tongue," a '60s-sounding bopper that is one side of a split 7" with Mikal Cronin that was released on Bruise Cruise (yes they're more than just a cruise now). You can download that track at the top of this post or stream it below.