Though Mark Sultan‘s June Columbus show was plenty entertaining, Mr. Sultan’s return on Tuesday promises even more rock ‘n roll value as he reprises his role in the King Khan & BBQ Show! Canadian legends Sultan (aka BBQ) and King Khan have reunited to conjure another garage/punk/doowop/etc party and have set out on a late fall jaunt through the Midwest and East. No new music is available yet, but if the above video is any indication, these two are ready to make beautiful magic together again.
Contributing to their Columbus shindig will be local openers Day Creeper and Tight Bros. Admission is $10 at the door and here.
Here’s another one from Blues Control off the Drag City release Valley Tangents. According to The Quietus, director Clémence Hébert filmed this on the Danish island of Tunø in the Kattegat Sea. If you need a little nature in your life, or you’re in bonfire withdrawal but can’t get out of the office, this is a good substitute. And a good soundtrack.
MARK SULTAN is back. A long-time fixture in the garage-rock scene since fronting infamous Montreal punk band, The Spaceshits. Further projects like Les Sexareenos, BBQ, Mind Controls, The King Khan & BBQ Show and The Almighty Defenders helped spearhead the modern garage-rock and doo-wop movement. These days he is best known as the ‘BBQ’ half of The King Khan & BBQ Show or as a member of The Almighty Defenders. He often shirks recognition and credit but make no mistake, he is THE VOICE. A hitmaker.
This show will be a one-man garage band party. The local openers are clever pop stalwarts Day Creeper and the garage punk of The Utopiates. Admission is $5 for a fine Friday bill.
If you haven’t picked up Aaron Troyer’s last Day Creep tape Underneath The Mess, get with it. I picked up my copy back in June and it’s hardly left my cassette player since. Luckily, he’s made a second one and will be releasing it tomorrow night at Bourbon St.
You can hear Aaron play songs from Death Bell Chimes (released on Snow Clone) as well as catch Turquoise Feeling and Messrs (Mat Bisaro and Bo Davis’s new band) with DJ Huggybear playing records all night. Pop in and pick up at least one copy (or five if you’re lazy and haven’t bought everyone Christmas gifts yet).