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Photos: Burgerama Four

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like Together PANGEA, Fidlar, La Luz, Gang Of Four, Public Access T.V. and many, many more. Ty Segall and Weezer were the headliners, and Rivers Cuomo’s dad Frank Cuomo made a… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

The King Khan & BBQ Show – “Alone Again”

Last year, King Khan & The Shrines gave us their Idle No More album. But it’s been more than six years since the King Khan & BBQ Show, Khan’s duo with fellow Montreal garage rock lifer Mark Sultan, last gave us an album. (They also broke up onstage in Australia in 2010, before returning with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Bad News Boys (FKA The King Khan & BBQ Show) – “We Are The Champion”

After a long hiatus, the Canadian duo formerly known as the King Khan & BBQ Show, composed of King Khan and Mark Sultan (aka BBQ), have now reformed under the name Bad News Boys. They’ve got a new album slated for early 2015, and they’ve shared the scrappy garage-rock gem “We Are The Champion,” which… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 25, 2014 - 2:24 pm

King Khan & The Shrines – “Darkness” Video

King Khan’s about to release Idle No More, his first album in six years with the psychedelic garage-soul band the Shrines, and we posted their song “Born To Die” a little while back. That song sounded nothing like “Darkness,” a slow-burner ballad and the basis for the band’s new music video. The German animation crew… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2013 - 2:49 pm

King Khan & The Shrines – “Born to Die” (Stereogum Premiere)

The soul-garage freakout warriors King Khan & The Shrines have been away for a while, but they’ll be back this fall with a new album called Idle No More, one that, according to Khan himself, is “about the state of the world we live in today.” The first song we’ve heard from the album i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 11:25 am

Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation

Right now, like no time since Crypt Records’ mid-’90s heyday, the American indie underground is flush with excellent pedal-mashing, hormone-driven garage rock revivalists. And now, the great minds at Adult Swim have rounded up many of the best for their free-download Garage Swim compilation. We’ve already posted the Black Lips song “Cruising,” but the finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Moon Duo – “Sleepwalker” Video

The heavy-sprawl San Francisco psych-rockers Moon Duo will release their new album Circles next month, and we’ve already posted the awesomely zoned-out first single “Sleepwalker.” And in the song’s new video, King Khan has a lot of fun playing a new-age workout guru who casts a spell over attractive hipster couples while Moon Duo themselve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2012 - 3:21 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME MARIO CHALMERS filling in for Tom this week, who had a kid or something (it’s hard to know since Tom’s baby boy — congrats Tom! — hasn’t showed up on any releases yet). So, let’s do this thing, if only for the escape from a world where a team without a fanbase line… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

King Khan & The Shrines – “Bite My Tongue” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

King Khan & The Shrines’ first video since 2009 features King Khan’s superhero alias Super KK, a figure who teams up with Jesus and others in an extended homage to the Batman television series. Jesus’s superpower is shooting wine out of his eyes, obviously. Watch the video for “Bite My Tongue” and check out some… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012 - 9:19 am

King Khan And The Shrines – “Bite My Tongue”

It’s been a minute since garage-rock institution did anything with his old backing band the Shrines. But now they’re back in full effect, horns ablaze and all, on Khan’s new track “Bite My Tongue.” It’s a perfectly characteristic bit of old-school hard-soul wailing; nice to hear that Khan still has his Wilson Pickett records i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012 - 1:52 pm

King Khan & BBQ Break Up, Again

According to multiple sources (including a concert promoter and a canceled Neumo’s show) King Khan & BBQ have broken up. The pair (Mark Sultan is the BBQ half) had run into problems in Australia earlier this month, but patched things up in time for a show in Daegu, South Korea. Apparently things there didn’t go… More »

By: jessica / June 24, 2010 - 2:12 pm

King Khan Arrested For Shrooms In Kentucky

King Khan and his tour manager were locked up in Christian County Jail on Thursday for “allegedly possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms.” KK was also nailed for “driving with a suspended license.” Read more at Kentucky New Era (via P4K). More »

By: brandon / November 16, 2009 - 9:25 am

Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Rock

We’ve seen indie rockers reach out to hip-hop’s most recognizable collective (or at least the most recognizable hip-hop collective to indie rockers). But lately, it’s been Wu-Tang Clan making the moves. This week Judgment Night 2009 is in full force, with genres meshing again and RZA, GZA, and company at the heart of it. More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

New Almighty Defenders – “Bow Down And Die” (Stereogum Premiere)

After collaborating with GZA on “The Drop I Hold,” the Black Lips have found a more seamless super grouping via the Almighty Defenders, their new project with fellow garage howlers King Khan and Mark Sultan. We’re told the idea for the band emerged after the Lips fled India and ended up crashing at Khan’s place… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2009 - 10:10 am

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they’ve shared nothing but raves for this year’s festival, from the Gorge’s breathtaking views to this year’s fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

New King Khan & The Shrines Video – “Land Of The Freak”

Because he’s so over the top, King Khan often runs the risk of overshadowing his knack for writing garage-rock stompers with his half-naked stage antics. This black and white Prichard Smith-directed “Land Of The Freak” clip looks as vintage as Khan sounds, and the man behind the microphone keeps it mellow enough that, despite the… More »

By: brandon / April 22, 2009 - 2:02 pm

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I’m not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I’m the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

CMJ ’08: Jay Reatard, King Khan, & Mission Of Burma @ “Rhapsody Rocks NYC”

The “Rhapsody Rocks NYC” party at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg offered not only a strange, intriguing mix of performers, but also an oddball order of performances: The much discussed Jay Reatard went first, instead of Hardly Art’s hardly mentioned Seattle retrofit jangling soul-folkies the Dutchess And The Duke. Reatard and mates wisely acted the… More »

By: brandon / October 25, 2008 - 4:12 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: The Supreme Genius Of King Khan

By Amrit Singh and Brandon Stosuy

There may have been bands with better songs or tighter chops, but the most impressive all-around performer of the weekend was King Khan … because he never stopped performing. The Canadian/German-based garage rocker was everywhere, and everywhere dressed (or undressed) to the nines. The first time we… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2008 - 3:11 am
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