Kid CongoBack from France and Playing First Brooklyn Show in Almost
Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds, who just returned this week from
a French jaunt that included an appearance at the Nuits Sonores
festival alongside the likes of The Raincoats, Violent Femmes, Chicks
on Speed, Stereo Total, etc., will play their first New York gig
in more than four months at Williamsburg’s Glasshouse Gallery
on May 8, 2007. Since embarking upon an endless trek back and forth
across the United States and Europe last Fall in support of his
critically acclaimed solo debut, Philosophy
and Underwear, and his compilation, Solo
Cholo, and moving to Washington, DC around the same time,
underground guitar legend Powers rarely performs in New York. His
band, the Pink Monkeybirds is currently a trio including drummer
Danny Hole (Warlocks, Nikki Sudden) and bassist Kiki Solas (Rhythm
of Black Lines, Knife in the Water)
The bill also includes Parisian noise rockers Dimi Dero, local Aussie
pain’t peelers Woman, and Awesome Color side project Used
to Be Women.
S-S-S-Spectres EP Available now!
celebrated the release of their new EP, Sea
Potentia Divina, on Friday night at Williamsburg's
Glasslands Gallery alongside Pterodactyl, Print, Cause for Applause,
and the New York Night Train DJ's. For now you can buy their record
here and soon you'll be able to locate copies in
stores and on online MP3 sellers.
New York Night Train is proud to announce
that we've added local post-post-post-punk sensations S-S-S-Spectres
to our prestigious roster. Their debut EP, Sea Potentia Divina,
is scheduled for release in early March. For those still unaware,
this bouncy trio of scene vets create a unique dissonance that sits
somewhere between NY no wave murky-jerkyness, Providence angular
disco, and UK classic dance punk. The quirky vocal arrangements
are unlike anything you've ever heard. The official release
party will be at the Glasslands Gallery on March 2 and the record
will be in stores on March 8. Climb on board.
Everyone Takes a Rest
NYNT's First Anniversary! NYNT @ CMJ! NYNT DJ Nights, etc... Kid
Congo and MC Trachiotomy on Tour! VLADRM Vinyl Final-ly Here!
this operation (NYNT) is a year old on Halloween, which means that
there'll bea wild
shindig at sub-Tonic. Our favorite DJ, Name
Names (Ian Svenonious of Weird
War World) is coming to NYC to spin from 10PM to 4AM.
Trachiotomy and Lefty
Parker from New Orleans are going to perform and there're
going to be plenty of surprise guests.... Next, on November 1, there'll
be a shin-dig at Rocks
in Your Head Records with Hopewell,
Grand Mal, Damon
Jealous Girlfriends, and Voyager
One. On November 3, there'll be yet another at PassOut
Records with Kid Congo
and the Pink Monkey Birds, MC
Dance Band, When
Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Falcon
and the Snowman, and First
Twilight Congress. NYNT's also been hosting weekly
DJ events at Motor City. The first week was Bob
Bert. Last week was Curtis
Brown (Bad Wizard) and
Gibby Haynes. Next week will be Kid
Congo Powers. Next week a secret surprise. And the
All of these NYNT events are absolutely FREE to the public....
news, Kid Congo has just rapped up his East Coast and Midwestern
tours - and is getting ready to spend November on the West Coast
and start his European Tour. MC Trachiotomy is out in the South
and East Coast and will be in New York for CMJ - then off to the
Midwest and South. Here are the dates.
Congo and Grand Mal's records are finally beginning to see a little
bit of press, courtesy of Fanatic
PR. Check both bands NYNT
artist pages for more and look for upcoming reviews
in Mojo, Pitchfork, Uncut, and other
fine publications internationally.
of Trachiotomy, his collaboration with Mr. Quintron, Rowdy
has been held up at the pressing plant due to sampling issues. We're
currently waiting for MGM to clear a sample from Night of the
Hunter. If you know anyone who can help in this regard, please
get in touch. Finally, Viva l'American
Death Ray Music's In
the Meantime... LPs, and all three covers have
finally arrived in New York and are being assembled as we speak.
Feel free to order away. For those of you whol preordered, thanks
for your patience.
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds tour! Viva l'American Death Ray
Music on the way!
guitar legend Kid Congo Powers embarks
upon his first tour as a bandleader with his Pink Monkey Birds.
The group, as always, features New York guitar ace Jack Martin (Knoxville
Girls, Honeymoon Killers, Dimestore Dance Band, etc), but also now
includes Kiki Solis (Knife in the Water, Rhythm of Black Lines)
and Danny Hole (Nikki Sudden, The Warlocks, etc.). The new line-up
really kills. They're going all over the place so check Kid's page
for a show near you! Go
here for the dates. In other good news Viva
l'American Death Ray Music is doing their first US
shows since SXSW starting with a release party for their latest
...In The Meantime in New York on September 21. Go
here for the dates. The new platter, while their most
paced and artistically ambitious yet, is also their rawest, grooviest,
and most minimal. The CDs are now available here and you can pre-order
both the standard vinyl and the two limited edition hand-screened
covers as well (The official release is September 21).
New York Night Train Presents... Ian Svenonius and Calvin Johnson
Ian Svenonius will be in town promoting
his new collection of essays, The Psychic Soviet, on August 21 and
22, 2006. To celebrate, he'll be DJ-ing two FREE parties with his
co-conspirator Calvin Johnson at Monkeytown and sub-Tonic... more
New York Night Train releases for digital download.
Kid Congo Powers' Solo Cholo compilation and Grand Mal's
Love Is the Best Con In Town are both now available via
iTunes, eMusic, and other stores.