by Bill Pearis


Kid Congo Powers has an impressive resume, having logged time in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He's also stayed busy with his own music which hinges on his oversized personality: part garage rocker, part louche lounge act. (Sometimes at the same time: see "The History of French Cuisine.") He just released Haunted Head with his band The Pink Monkeybirds that leans more toward garage (stream it at Spotify); and a non-LP single, "Conjure Man," which swings towards lounge, and you watch the video for that below.

While he hasn't announced a full tour (UPDATE: Full tour dates are below), Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds do have fall dates lined up, including NYC at Mercury Lounge on October 21. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (6/7) at noon. He's got a few with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as well and all dates are listed below.


Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds: Conjure Man

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds - 2013 Tour Dates
10/6/2013 Norman OK The Opolis**
10/7/2013 Kansas City MO Record Bar**
10/8/2013 St Louis MO Old Rock House**
10/9/2013 Columbia MO Blue Note**
10/10/2013 Dallas TX Double Wide
10/11/2013 Austin TX Red 7 (Inside)
10/12/2013 Houston TX Rudyard's
10/13/2013 New Orleans LA Siberia
10/15/2013 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree
10/16/2013 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
10/17/2013 Atlanta GA Star Community Bar
10/18/2013 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade
10/19/2013 Washington DC Black Cat Backstage
10/20/2013 Brooklyn NY Secret Project Robot
10/21/2013 New York NY Mercury Lounge
10/22/2013 Somerville MA Johnny D's
10/23/2013 Montreal QC Il Motore
10/24/2013 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern
10/25/2013 Detroit MI Majestic Garden Bowl Cafe
10/26/2013 Chicago IL Double Door
10/27/2013 Lawrence KS Replay Lounge

** w/ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion