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Wing & Gill, Bone Soup, VICE & Noisey


7:00pm, Thu 13 June, 2013

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The ever-impressive King Khan & BBQ Show returns to Australia this June!

Internationally revered, The King Khan & BBQ Show is the elite powerhouse of Mark Sultan, aka BBQ; smashing snare, bass drum and tambourine with his bare feet whilst molesting his guitar and singing like a possessed angel, and King Khan, who's nearing legendary status for his advanced nuttiness and unpredictability, spinning and howling like a freak while belting it out on his guitar like a masher. They're an elite powerhouse of top-notch doo-wop/psych/R&B/R&R craziness, which has been lacking in today's world of nu-grunge and calculated "careers". They've released three critically acclaimed albums in the past six years, a mess of 45s and toured the world. The King Khan & BBQ Show culminated in Lou Reed hand picking them to perform at the Sydney Opera House. They broke up, went on hiatus and after a three year absence, THEY'RE BACK! This is the show to beat!! A real rock'n'roll maelstrom with tear-jerking love songs, punkers, improvised riot-starters, dance-floor shakers, singalong stompers, wild rockers - you name it. They'll drench you in raw energy and all sorts of hijinks! The King Khan & BBQ Show is not to be missed, come and experience the magic for yourself.
"Khan's a stupendously stylish vocalist, able to ape everybody from the Big Bopper to Otis Redding without losing a move, and Sultan's got some ear for compact arrangements and clever melodic interjections" - PITCHFORK
"...these guys are free and loving it. Punk, doo-wop, fuzzy backwater-honk, foulmouthed groove and lo-fi honesty (BBQ plays guitar, drums and sings all at once!) form a collection that hits the heart hard." - MAG