The King Khan and BBQ Show
As a solo performer, Canadian one-man band Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) blues-boogies his way through up-tempo numbers of a classic rock ’n’ roll vintage, all while seated, drumming with his feet and guitaring with his arms. When fronting The Shrines, his fellow Canuck — and fellow onetime member of The Spaceshits — Arish Ahmad Khan (aka King Khan, aka Blacksnake) screams and howls his way through blown-out garage-soul numbers fortified by a red-lining horn section. When the two come together, they draw from a reservoir of influences that includes garage and psych-rock progenitors 13th Floor Elevators and The Sonics as well as horror-punk legends The Cramps to produce a two-man sonic steamroller —with Sultan wearing a turban and Khan wearing … well, very little whatsoever, though it’s usually sparkly, his ample belly spilling over the waistband of his tiny shorts. Though alleged “screaming match” breakdowns at KK&BBQ shows in Sydney, Australia, and Daegu, South Korea, in summer 2010 led to the band’s dissolution, no such meltdowns have been reported thus far on the duo’s reunion tour. With or without a blow-up, expect a spectacle. Local rock ’n’ rollers Ranch Ghost and D. Watusi open.
Show: 8:00 PM
Presale ($10.00) & Day of show ($12.00)