Friday, December 24, 2010

Kid Congo Powers New Years Eve in NYC at Home Sweet Home!

This New Years Eve at Home Sweet Home in NYC Kid will turn in and turn on a rare solo show with his fave raves of Swampland, The K-Holes backing him up at Shakin All Over Under Sideways Down New Years Ball! Plus bands The Stalkers, Hammered Satin, and Baby Shakes will rock it out. Also will be DJ's Jonathan Toubin, Ian Svenonius and Josh Styles! Free Champagne toast at midnight and all for TEN BUCKS!  See you there!  K-Holes on at midnight, and Kid is on at 1am! Hurrah!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds French Tour dates 2011

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkeybirds are happy to announce the first confirmed tour dates in Europe promoting their new album "Gorilla Rose" slated for March 2011 release on InTheRed Records.  More dates posted as they get confirmed.
31 Mars 2011 Lyon, Le Clacson
01 Avril 2011 Montpellier, TaF / Secret Place
02 Avril 2011 Macon, La Cave à Musique
03 Avril 2011 Gigors, Gigors Electric
04 Avril 2011 Marseille, Le Poste à Galène
05 Avril 2011 Genève, L'Usine (SUISSE)
06 Avril 2011 Dijon, La Vapeur
07 Avril 2011 Paris, TBC
08 Avril 2011 Beauvais, L'Ouvre Boîte
09 Avril 2011 La Rochelle, La Sirène
10 Avril 2011 Lorient, Le Galion

For updates and to spread the good word, there is a Facebook page for the French tour  HERE

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vice/Scion split single with Hunx and His Punx. Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds "Floor Length Hair"

This was a fun recording with my dear friend Matt Verta-Ray, whom you may know from his amazing guitar in Heavy Trash and Speedball Baby engineering the session...
Download free split single here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New September dates in Midwest! Lawrence, St Louis, Louisville...

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds just added 3 Midwest shows in September.Then off to the East Coast. All dates thus far:
Sunday 9/12    Lawrence, Kansas at Jackpot Music Hall    (with The Spook Lights)  INFO
Monday 9/13  St. Louis, Mo. at CBGB     INFO
Tuesday 9/14   Louisville, KY. at Zanzibar  (w/ Phantom Family Halo and Ritchie White Orchestra) INFO
Wednesday 9/15 Richmond, Va. at Banditos Burrito Lounge     INFO
Thursday 9/16 Baltimore, MD. at  Golden West Cafe    INFO
Friday  9/17 Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl (w/ K Holes)   TICKETS
Saturday 9/18  Philadelphia, Pa. at Kung Fu Necktie (w Ceepoid and Boog) TICKETS
Sunday  9/19  Washington DC  at U Street Music Hall ( w/ Garotas Suecas, DJ Neville C and DJ Provoke , dance party)  TICKETS

Friday, August 13, 2010


Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds live in Concert ! Will be previewing some songs from upcoming singles box set TEN GREASY PIECES plus DRACULA BOOTS and old faves! 
Sep 15 2010 Bandito’s Burrito Lounge/ Richmond, VA  INFO
Sep 16 2010 GOLDEN WEST CAFE / Baltimore, MD  INFO
Sep 17 2010 Brooklyn Bowl/ Brooklyn, NY with  K_HOLES   TICKETS
Sep 18 2010 Kung Fu Necktie/ Philadelphia, Pa TICKETS
Sep 19 2010 U STREET MUSIC HALL Washington, DC with Garotas Suecas, DJ Neville C TICKETS

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kid Congo Powers Birthday Party March 27th NYC/Brooklyn with Pink Monkey Birds live!


Sat, Mar 27, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Secret Project Robot (210 Kent at Metropolitan): Kid Congo Powers 51st Birthday Party w/Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds (12am), Stalkers (11pm), K-Holes (10pm), Tommy Volume (9pm), and, later, Le Congo: International Discotheque Psychedelique w/DJs Mr Jonathan Toubin and Josh Styles (1am), 9pm – 6am, all ages, $10 ($5 after bands): This all-night birthday extravaganza celebrates of one of the great names in underground rock music, Kid Congo Powers of the Cramps, Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, etc. Kid’s band, the Pink Monkey Birds, who’s In The Red album Dracula Boots made critics’ top-ten lists worldwide last year, make their first NYC appearance in almost two years – and their first ever with the new hard-hitting Texas rhythm section. The Stalkers, return from recording a new LP in Portland to remind you that they are the Brooklyn punk scene’s #1 party band. K-Holes, a bunch of Atlanta ex-Black Lips, Wet Dreams, and Golden Triangles, play an Alligator Winey steamy swamp stomp. And Star Spangles’ Tommy Volume makes his solo debut to kick off the night.

and, after the bands, hold tight… all night…

1-4AM: International Discotheque Psychedelique – the second installment of NYC uber-45 DJs Josh Styles (Smashed! Blocked!) and Jonathan Toubin’s (NY Night Train) latest party. Last months debut last month saw hundreds dancing to 60s discotheque classics, fuzzy movers, foreign language jams, and other global obscurities in an environment of go go dancers and Mighty Robot AV Squad’s tripped-out visuals.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds road to SxSW. lawrence, Ks., Kansas City,Mo., Oklahoma City,Ok., Austin, TX.

KCP & the PMB's are happy to announce we will be playing some midwest shows along the way to SxSW in Austin this March. Will post more details as they reveal themselves.  

3/13/2010  LawrenceKS    Jackpot Saloon

Kansas CityMO      Record Bar

Oklahoma City, OK    The Conservatory

 THURSDAY the 18th   Sxsw  begins, it is a busy one with 3 shows  :
               1.)    3pm BrooklynVegan/AnSo Day Party at Spider House  with The Oh Sees and Slim Cessna, Jim Jones Revue 
               2.)     6:30pm at Trailer Space (curated by Philip of Strange Boys)
               3.)    12am (midnight) at Prague (our "official SxSW Showcase) with very awesome  bands Jim Jones Revue and Bell Rays 

FRIDAY  the 19th 
 1. Beerland   INTHERED show...  time still to be set

SATURDAY the 20th
               1.  Spider House Cafe again for Jonathan Toubin's  New York Night Train party

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Kid & Baby Alcatraz DJ @ Pre Valentines Day Sock Hop in DC!

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT FEBRUARY 13 Love will be in the air as Kid Congo Powers and Baby Alcatraz will be DJ's at the Velvet Lounge for the Pre Valentines Day Sock Hop! So come shake a tail feather and do The Monkey, The Mashed Potato, The Bug, The Hully Gully, The Pretzel, and the Shing a Ling, and The Dirty Dog! And if ya gottta Smurf, we'll.... SMURF! Will be spinning crazy old rock and roll, raw soul, Northern soul, Spanish screamers and may stomp out a 70's British glitter rock set with those Chinn/Chapman pounded drums like in "48 Crash" ! So get on yer glitter socks and HOP on over to Downstairs at the Velvet Lounge this Saturday night ! Let's set it free! Speaking of free, admission is free! The fun starts at 9pm to closing! Bring your sweetie, or find one there maybe! The Velvet Lounge 
915 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001-4019
(202) 462-3213

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project We Are Only Riders

 I am proud to be a part of this, finally, unique and focused tribute to Jeffrey Lee Pierce, my dear departed friend and musical brother in The Gun Club. Cypress really did a great job with the concept and gathering all the right friends/family/admirers involved. Everyone should check it out. I am also glad to be playing on tracks with Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Lydia Lunch again! The Debbie Harry version of "Lucky Jim" is just amazing, devastating. Check out the MYSPACE page to listen to some tracks and read the background story of this fine collection. Here is the track listing :
01. Nick Cave - "Ramblin' Mind" 
02. Mark Lanegan - "Constant Waiting"
03. The Raveonettes - "Free To Walk" 
04. Debbie Harry - "Lucky Jim"
05. Lydia Lunch - "My Cadillac"
06. David Eugene Edwards - "Ramblin' Mind"
07. The Sadies - "Constant Waiting"
08. Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell - "Free To Walk"
09. Lydia Lunch - "St. Marks Place"
10. Crippled Black Phoenix - "Bells On The River"
11. Cypress Grove - "Ramblin' Mind"
12. Johnny Dowd - "Constant Waiting" 
13. Nick Cave & Debbie Harry - "Free To Walk"
14. Mick Harvey - "The Snow Country"
15. David Eugene Edwards & Crippled Black Phoenix - "Like A Mexican Love" 
16. Lydia Lunch, Dave Alvin, And The JLP Sessions Project -"Walkin' Down The Street (Doin' My Thing)"