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Scantron Opening for Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds at KFN May 13

Scantron Opening for Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds at KFN May 13

In the past three decades, Kid Congo Powers has been active in some of the most iconic, genre-defining bands in garage rock. Previously involved with The Cramps, The Gun Club, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, it’s safe to say he’s got his garage rock chops. These days, the project that serves as his main creative outlet is dubbed The Pink Monkey Birds, and they stay faithful to the Kid’s celebrated noise-laden, macabre, dirty garage roots. This Friday, the group is coming to Kung Fu Necktie with openers Scantron, a band appropriately committed to gritty garage rompers and who have pledged fealty to the tradition pioneered by Kid Congo’s efforts. The guitar buzz and the energy feel distinctly punk influenced, but Scantron reintroduces a 50's style twist and swing motif to their back-looking method. The result gives the band more of a party energy, with soulful hooks and a persistent pace that are designed to get your feet moving. Also, catch The Whips for more slap-back 50's style hooks and bad boy greaser vibes. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7pm, $12, 21+ - Bryce Woodcock

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