Sunday, September 18, 2005

Berlin report

I am in Berlin for the POPKOM music confertence and to do some press before our tour. I attended the Trans Solar night at Magnet club,was cool to see Razi, Boy From Brazil, Tokyo Sex Destruction, and pals Viva L"America Death Ray Music, and KHAN DJ set. It seemed that none of the POPKOM events were too crowded that I went to. I wonder if people even care. Or is Berlin getting as jaded as NYC? In any event I have heard some great music and am glad to be here and get a feel that "Philosophy and Underwear" is getting a great reception. AND soon will have up the "new look" website on
here are the next NYC shows for Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds
27. Sept. Brooklyn/Redhook - The Hook (With Weird War and The Assault)
06. Oct. NYC- Pussycat Lounge

Monday, September 12, 2005

YEAH. Great show last night

The benefit show was a blast last night and we all raised over 3,ooo bucks for the musicians of New Orleans. The mood was great and the music was greater. COOLNESS!
I am off tomorrow to Berlin to attend the POPKOM music conference and do some press for our new album, "Philosophy and Underwear" on Trans Solar records. I will attend the Trans Solar night on the 15th where my compadre, Khan, will be DJ-ing and performing solo (i bet I jump onstage!) and also see VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC , and Razi BOY FROM BRAZIL.
will report accordingly. More soon...

Thursday, September 08, 2005


We all are aware and sorry and outraged all at the same time about the disaster in New Orleans and surrounding areas and how it is has been handled. So some of the folks with lots of friends directly affected have gotten together to raise some direct funds for our
Big benefit for victims of Katrina this Sunday in Brooklyn!!! Know that the
money raised at this event will go directly to people from the rock and roll
community who are in need...
Sun 9/11
at Magnetic Field - 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
directions at:
$10 cover (more if you can afford it!)
Doors 4PM
Bands start at 6PM, DJs all day and all night long!!!!
Bands to play:
A-BONES (Norton Records) 9pm
KID CONGO and the PINK MONKEY BIRDS (ex-Cramps, Gun
Club, Bad Seeds) 8pm
INSOMNIACS (NJ Mod-Garage Rockers) 7 :30pm
SPITTOONS (Brooklyn 50s and 60s rock n rollers) 6:45
Plus DJs all day and and all night long:
TIM WARREN (Crypt Records)
KARI KROME (from the Runaways!)
JOSH STYLES (Smashed Blocked)
THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (Penetration Party),
PADDY BULLOCKS (Penetration/Shop Fronts)
TOMDASH (Dot Dash)
Raffles from: Crypt Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Get Hip
Records, Telstar Records, Norton Records, as well as local merchants and
community members!
Baked Goods for Sale, Special CD comps for Sale
All proceeds will go to The Rock n Roll Community Fund and New Orleans Musicians Clinic
For more info on these funds, please see below...
Since this was done on the fly, please spread the word!!!
The rock and roll community fund
This fund was put together to aid members of the garage and punk rock communities who have lost everything due to Hurricane Katrina. Most recipients identified are currently in Memphis and Austin, however we are
taking names of those in need from wherever they have established temporary homes. Thanks to DJ Paddy Bullocks, whose father is a minister there, funds are being administered by Trinity Parish Church. Due the high concentration
of those in need who have fled to Memphis and Austin, funds are beingdistributed by Goner Records in Memphis and Rocks Off Records in Austin.
Trinity Parish Church Episcopal Discretionary Fund
200 N Elm St
Searcy, AR 72143-5271
put Katrina Fund in subject line of check
paypal to:

New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC)
This is a fantastic hands on organization who has the names and addresses of so many great musicians because they have them all coming to their FREE health clinic all these years and now, they are the ones who are tracking down the local musicians and finding them shelter. They are the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and know the whereabouts of the local musicians down there.
Send donations to:
NOMC Emergency Fund
funds will be distributed by:
SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.
103 Independence Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
desk: 337-989-0001
fax: 337-989-1401
Contact: Kathy Richard directly at 337 989-0001
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is determined to keep Louisiana Music Alive! We want to relocate our New Orleans musicians into the Lafayette/ Acadiana community where they can remain a life force! But most of them have lost everything... we must help them rebuild their lives.