with Red Mass & presented by PopGun
Fri June 6th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 6:45PM
Event Ticket: $15
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 6-7pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
presented by PopGun
King Khan & The Shrines
Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground, or picture the love child of Anubis and Kali. King Khan & The Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon with more than 10 years of international touring, multiple studio records and a fan base of fervent punk, soul, free jazz and garage rock heads.
King Khan, the spiritual guru and front man, cobbled together a fierce line-up of musicians while in Berlin in between reading Tarot cards and raising a family. What he ended up with in 1999 is one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike & Tina. The line-up includes Chicago-born, Ron Streeter (veteran percussionist for Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder), a horn section consisting of trumpeter Simon Wojan (member of Kranky Records recording artists Cloudland Canyon), tenor sax man Torben Wesche (Germany’s John Coltrane), and famous French rockabilly baritone saxophonist Frederic Brissaud. The rhythm section of the Sensational Shrines has been called a German/French version of the Freak Brothers – Till Timm on guitar, organist Frederic Bourdil, Jens Redemann on bass and drummer Mirko Wenzl.
Their first album Three Hairs & You’re Mine was produced by Liam Watson, recorded in the legendary Toe Rag Studios in London and released in 2002. A second full-length, Mr. Supernatural, followed in 2004. King Khan & The Shrines soon became an all-star international movement. Numerous gigs followed all across Europe with The Black Lips, Enon, Demolition Doll Rods, Mr. Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, an after-party for 50 Cent in Norway. They headlined Toronto’s NXNE festival 2006 playing three nights in a row and even had a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra join their brass section.
In 2007, King Khan made the soundtrack and film score for Schwarze Schafe, a major motion picture in Germany. The soundtrack included music from The Black Lips, The Spits, Gris Gris, Quintron and other greats. They also had a song placed in the movie Chiko, produced by Academy Award Winner Fatih Akin.
King Khan then released What Is?!, receiving critical acclaim from all over the world. It landed at #33 on Pitchfork’s Top Albums of 2007, while their track “Welfare Bread” landed at #66 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs of 2007.
Their greatest hits, aptly titled The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines, came out in 2008 and for the first time their music was widely available in the U.S. The entire psychedelic-soul big band then graced stages for the first time in North America, leaving behind them a colorful spell of amazement and wonder.
In the years since, King Khan & The Shrines have added several notable festivals to their resume, including Coachella, Sasquatch, Pitchfork, South By Southwest and Sudoste. Their music has also been heard in popular TV programs (NBC’s Chuck, HBO’s Entourage, HBO’s Eastbound & Down), TV commercials (V8 juice, Mother Energy Drink), and video games (Saints Row).
They kicked off 2012 on a high note as they headlined the Bruise Cruise Festival and have just released “Bite My Tongue,” a sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy psyched out number, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies.
Red Mass is a gathering of artists, writers and musicians from around the globe. The Mass was created by Roy ‘Choyce’ Vucino in 2008. Its goal is simple… a positive atmosphere for networking and allowing its members to create and distribute their work properly, as well as pursuing the ideals of free thinking and liberation through art. This “Rock ‘n’ Roll” organisation touches on a wide array of mediums from animation, illustration, improvisation, art films to music. Within two years of its creation, The Mass’s live performances are turning heads around the world.
For the last few years, Vucino has, as one of its central figures, helped to give Montreal’s flourishing garage and rock’n’roll scene international recognition. Having fronted CPC Gangbangs, he now records film music and tours with Night Seeker . At eighteen, he formed a record label and then went on to play and record with The Irritations, Daylight Lovers, Del-Gators, Cheating Hearts, Luxury Rides, Les Enfants Sauvages, Honey and Lies, Milky Ways, Cocobeurre, Bestalita, Night Seeker, Mark Sultan, PyPy, and Les Sexareenos, with whom he released three records on Sympathy For The Record Industry and achieved cult status after touring extensively in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan. He then formed CPC Gangbangs, whose live act won them the reputation of one of the top rock’n’roll bands in the world. Bound to implode, the band did so, following the departure of key members.
And now, the Mass has opened itself to all, with a sincere belief that it can offer young artists and outsiders alike a new haven. With a slew of singles, 10″s, EPs, records and experimental releases, Red Mass is ready to hit. Its psychedelic space rock’n’roll with elements of noise, folk, punk and electronic music is a culmination of 12 years of hard work. Dark poppy hooks laced with strange sound effects, it is an ode to the past, music for today and the shape of rock’n’roll to come. Its rotating line-up allows the Mass to tour extensively and consists of musicians from such bands as Fly Pan Am, Black Feelings, Demon’s Claws and Ghost Limbs, to name a few. Having blown crowds away at SXSW, CMJ, Gonerfest, Sled Island, Pop Montreal & North by Northeast Festivals to name a few Choyce & Red Mass can now offer young artists a place and atmosphere where they can learn how to produce and also promote their own art. Red Mass welcomes anyone and everyone interested in working among its ranks.
As above, so below.
We now welcome you to the Red Mass.