Let Me Lose My Mind Gratefully

by stephen clover on April 28, 2007

Hold onto your hat and get ready for one of the most over-the-top rock n’ roll bands of all time.

Hailing from Japan, the King Brothers (Myspace page here) make it their business to somehow mash-up the elements of every vital era of rock n’ roll music and then utterly demolish it. They approximate the sound of the Germs backing Howlin’ Wolf — with his hand caught in a garbage disposal unit.

Promoter Brendan writes:

Few live acts make me drop my beer. When the King Brothers played Auckland a couple of years ago they did just that and left a trail of blind worshippers in their wake, setting rock’n’roll music and anything else in their path on fire.

This incredible live act make notorious leather-stovepipe nutjob rockers Guitar Wolf seem like Scots sadcore drips Belle and Sebastian. They take the blues into primal scream territory, and in the live setting they gleefully pound your face in the resultant flaming gloop.

In support are Wellington’s own excellent spazzy speed-rockers Knife Fight.

For better or worse, you will soon be able to divide your life in half – a time before you heard The King Brothers, and after. Oh, it’s gonna be explosive. You can count on it.

THE KING BROTHERS w/ KNIFE FIGHT
THURS 3RD MAY
SAN FRANCISCO BATHHOUSE
DOORS 8PM

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT REAL GROOVY

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