KK+BBQ To Finish Dates

Word on the street courtesy of Bloodshot Bill (Tandoori Knights co-founder with Khan and Ding-Dongs co-founder with Sultan…talk about being in the middle of things!) courtesy of Facebook:

yo, BBQ himself asked me to post this on behalf of the band:
“king khan & BBQ want everyone to know that they are going to play all dates left on their asian tour. It’s on!”

That sounds inspiring. If I had to make a guess Kristin Klein, tour manager of KK+BBQ’s East Coast Autumn 2009 Tour and many other bands that KLYAM loves, will do everything in her power to get these dudes to reconcile and continue. It’s been mentioned before…but might this whole thing be a mere exaggeration or prank? Seriously. Maybe not, but seriously?

KK+BBQ Break-Up?! WTF!

I come home from an enjoyable vacation only to read about the possible ending of one of my favorite bands consisting of two of my favorite muscians…say what the fuck? King Khan (apparently) wrote a huge ass letter to The Daily Swarm after KK+BBQ’s performance in Australia and said:


We were literally told to “tone it down a notch.” This message was conveyed to us in a threatening manner and they implied we’d be kicked out the festival. With very little hesitation, I heeded the warning… no snake….no food…. I merely spilled some wine on the floor several times, an ancient gang ritual to commemorate the dead. (Jay Reatard & BJ Womack R.I.P.) At the end of the show instead of the snake I launched my guitar into the audience. The audience caught it and threw it back…. this exchange happened several times and the show was over. Returning to the backstage I opened the door to a scowling BBQ…. A HUGE SCREAMING MATCH ensued and so went the demise of the King Khan & BBQ show…. we agreed that this would be the last show ever. Wow…. what a way to die!!!! After nearly 7 years…. oh well… Lets get fucked up!!!!

I proceeded to feel very emotional… one moment in tears, crying about how two of my best warriors brothers would never know that we made it to the opera house…. I cried because this was the end of a very destructive path i had followed… it made me the world greatest sinner. Thanks to Lou and Laurie… I was beginning to see the light.

Is this true? Is it false?

KK+BBQ To Play Vivid LIVE

What is Vivid LIVE?
Vivid LIVE is an artist curated festival, created and produced by Sydney Opera House. The 2010 Festival is led by two of America’s most influential artists – Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. Together they have assembled a program of music, theatre and visual art which offers bold visions of contemporary American life and celebrates fearless innovation and ambition.

King Khan and BBQ Show Description:
Punk, soul, garage-rock, doo-wop, noise, country and free jazz all get thrown into their pop culture blender. What emerges is a seamless new synthesis that finds a place on the base of your spine and crawls its way up, slowly.

Lock up your daughters, your pets and your plush toys, lest they fall victim to the ravages of these bad boys of rock. Not all Canadians are nice…


EP Reviews: Teabag Party 7″ and Animal Party 7″

Band: King Khan & BBQ Show
Title: Teabag Party 7″
Label: Crypt
Release: 2008

1. “Teabag Party” – 9.6 A straight up ancient garage-comedy sucker with lyrics like “Well I’m gonna put my balls/
on top of your head/then you gonna wish oh/wish you were dead. ” Imagine a Fish Fight, but with Teabags.

2. “Larry Is A Gay Blade” – 9.8Hahahahahahahaha! A hiliarious 12 seconder in the tune of “Learn My Language.”

3. “Teenage Foetus” – 9.7From my perspective this song rings true about the ills of the abortion industry. “Teenage foetus, you can’t beat us,” shows how the fetus is left powerless in an abortion situation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure KK and BBQ didn’t think of it this way when they made it, but it’s up for interpretation I’m sure.

4. “What’s Yours Is Mine” – 9.5 – Pretty fuckin’ sweet doo-wop, but not really high high class.

5. “Gangbang Gordon” – 9.9Hahhahahahahahahaha shit! Guess what song(s) this sounds like? Here’s the lyrics: “1..2..3 Gonna Gangbang Gordon, We’re Gonna Eat His Organs! We’re Gonna Fuckin’ Gangbang  Gordon, We’re Gonna Eat His Organs! Dip-pa-dap-da-pa-dip…” Hahaha!

Band: King Khan & BBQ Show
Title: Animal Party 7″
Label: Fat Possum
Release: 2008

1. “Animal Party” – 9.2Funny, but not too awesome. A really solid rhythm and very inviting. “Open the door/come on in/let the Animal Party begin!”

2. “God Of Raisins” – 9.3Gospel gone wrong, but not musically wrong.

Mark Sultan/KK+BBQ News!

The King Khan & BBQ Show tour dates!! Check: http://www.myspace.com/thekingkhanbbqshow there are a few that are left to be determined. as well as a couple of kids show that we will add on there. that should be cool! this will all be to play some of our new album ‘INVISIBLE GIRL’ which drops in a couple of weeks. we may have a couple limited edition LPs for sale in portland! supporting us for most of the tour and at various points are Dum Dum Girls and Those Darlins! here is the best part: The King Khan & BBQ Show have been working on a new live show (aside from playing a bunch of new songs) which harkens back to the original intent of our band. it should be really fun! this also means the inclusion of our old pal Leo Chips into the fold. you’ll see!! it’s gonna be extravagant! check in to the myspace now and again for news! also, look for The Almighty Defenders in both Portland and also on the 25th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken! And maybe another show for CMJ? who knows? My new Mark Sultan is also DONE and will be out in February. I decided to hold off on its release cuz too much shit is coming out. But a single on In The Red of non-LP cuts will rear its ugly head in a couple of weeks! see you on tour!

Indeed, see you on tour, Mark.

Black Lips, King Khan, Jay Reatard, Etc, Etc

Nice little write-up on the great Nu Rave Brain Wave:

I am going to ignore the fact that this is a complete corporate sell out for all the bands involved, but hey, Jay/Black Lips/King Khan are a little older now, they don’t shit and spit (well…) on each other that much more these days, and HEY, it can’t be cheap paying for an apartment that you never live in, but regardless, the best bands in the world will be playing the free Scion Garage Fest, coming to Portland, Oregon on October 17.

The festival will go down at four venues: Satyricon, Berbati’s Pan, Someday Lounge, and Dante’s. Roky Erickson, the former 13th Floor Elevators frontman and general all-around psych-rock O.G., will headline. The bill also includes Black Lips, Jay Reatard, the King Khan and BBQ Show, the Almighty Defenders (the supergroup featuring the Black Lips, King Khan, and Mark Sultan), the Dirtbombs, the Deadly Snakes (reunited!), Simply Saucer, the Dutchess and the Duke, Harlem, Box Elders, the Beets, Fresh & Onlys, the Coathangers, and many others.

May I also say that I wish I lived in Portland, too?

King Khan & BBQ’s Invisible Girl

The King Khan & BBQ Show, wacky motherfuckers that they are, don’t announce new albums via press release, the way sane people do. Instead, the dynamic garage rock duo jump on their MySpace page and post an alternately informative and annoying “KKBBQ Infomercial” featuring tons of song clips and goofy voices. (Whoever does the Snaggletooth impression should really consider never doing a Snaggletooth impression again.)

So here’s the pertinent information: The new album will be called Invisible Girl. It’s out on November 3. The infomercial promises “12 songs loaded with kicks”, and someone describes it as “a love story of hate.”

And just apparently the Almighty Defenders/King Khan & BBQ Show tour will kick off in late October.