King Khan & BBQ Show bring us beautiful crooning blasted with twisty Chuck Berry-esque hog-wild guitar.
It’s no wonder the Canadian garage rock duo who mix doo-wop with punk, are touted as the most unrestrained and riotous party band on earth. If you missed them in the Black Box last time, you owe it to yourself to make up for that indiscretion.
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, The King Khan & BBQ Show make exceedingly tasty garage punk, as well as having a talent for creating rib-tickling band names. Composed of former Spaceshits bandmates Mark Sultan and Blacksnake, They began writing songs whilst at Blacksnake’s German home, eventually having enough material to release their self-titled debut album in 2004, on Goner Records (US) and Hazlewood Records (Europe).
Subsequently, they embarked on an international tour, gaining many new fans of their distinct brand of garage punk that blended elements of doo-wop and soul. “Whats For Dinner?” followed in 2006 (Red Records), whilst they continued to gain a reputation as exciting live performers.Their third record, “Invisible Girl,” arrived after three years in 2009. The following year, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed selected them to play at the festival, Vivid Live at Sydney Opera House, an honor for the musicians. After the show, the band went on a year-long hiatus, reforming in 2011 to begin making new music. Regular touring followed yet little new music emerged until “Bad News Boys” was dropped in early 2015.