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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Kid Congo Goes On Tour

Pleasant & Kid Congo Powers

The lovely and talented, the kind and koo-koo, one of my life-long friends, someone I've known since we were teenagers.... Kid Congo Powers and his Pink Monkey Birds are going on tour this fall! Because Kid's like a brother to me, I will remind you relentlessly when a tour date approaches.

Here are the dates. Don't lose them. In fact, just open a new window with your calendar and write these in pen:

Thu 9/7/06, Arlington, VA, Iota Cafe
Fri 9/8/06, Charlottesville, VA, Gravity Lounge
Sat 9/9/06, Baltimore, MD, Talking Head Festival
Fri 9/15/06, New Haven, CT, Cafe Nine
Sat 9/16/06, Cambridge, MA, Middle East Upstairs
Sun 9/17/06, Providence, RI, AS 220 Space
Thu 9/21/06, Albany, NY, Valentine's
Fri 9/22/06, Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place
Sat 9/23/06, Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar
Thu 9/28/06, Dayton, OH, Pearl
Fri 9/29/06, Cleveland, OH, Beachland Tavern
Sat 9/30/06, Toledo, OH, Vamps
Thu 10/5/06, Akron, OH, Lime Spider
Fri 10/6/06, Cincinnati, OH, Comet Tavern
Sat 10/7/06, Athens, OH, Union Bar & Grille
Thu 10/12/06, Pittsburgh, PA, 31st Street Pub
Fri 10/13/06, Columbus, OH, Skully's Music Diner w/ Cheater Slicks
Sat 10/14/06, Detroit, MI, Lager house
Sun 10/15/06, Lansing, MI, Mac's
Tue 10/17/06, Bloomington, IN, Second Story
Wed 10/18/06, Milwaukee, WI, Cactus Bar
Thu 10/19/06, Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
Fri 10/20/06, Green Bay, WI, Main Stage
Sat 10/21/06, Chicago, IL, Subterranean

Kid's an immense talent. When Jeffrey Lee Pierce encouraged young Brian Tristan to play, he really stepped up to the plate... he had such a unique sound that The Cramps stole him and made him change his name (they had just fired a guy named Bryan)... Gun Club got him back, but Kid has also graced stages and records with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Fur Bible, Knoxville Girls, Angels of Light... am I forgetting anyone, Kid?

Don't forget to check out his solo albums Solo Cholo and Philosophy and Underwear... just visit Kid's website for all the info and links to the labels and to read some great interviews and historic stuff. Not to mention.... Kid's photo archive is comprehensive and quite a lot of fun....(photos courtesy of Kid)

Lydia Lunch & Kid Congo


And here's Jack Martin of the Pink Monkey Birds, whose handsome face I snapped while strolling down Williamsburg's main drag, Bedford Ave. last week


What are you going to do this fall? See Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds live!

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