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 and The Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike + Tina.
It has been several years since King Khan The Shrines have played in Berlin, even though, nearly half of them call it home now. They have been busy nevertheless selling out clubs all across North America, Europe and Australia, gracing the stages of some of the finest festivals out there and leaving behind a colorful spell of amazement and wonder.
King Khan & The Shrines | Land Of The Freaks
Their last album “What Is!?” received critical acclaim from all over the world. They have been joined on stage by members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and Jello Biafra. King Khan just recently wrote an original music score for Miron Zownir’s new short film “Absturz” starring Birol Unel, Rummelsnuff and Natalia Avelon.
In 2010 King Khan and Mark Sultan (the King Khan + BBQ Show) were invited by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson to perform with them at The Opera House in Sydney. Khan also recently performed at Hal Wilner´s “Freedom Rides” show in the Royal Festival Hall in London, England.
King Khan & The Shrines | Bite My Tongue
2012 was kicked off on a high note as the group headlined the Bruise Cruise Festival in the Bahamas and 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.
King Khan + The Shrines new album “Of Madness I Dream” will be released in 2013. To kick of the year they will play a special show at Festsaal Kreuzberg on January 17th.
The Anna Thompsons | Bleeding Through
The Anna Thompsons are a Canadian/Spanish four scoop banana split topped with potato chips from Berlin. Inspired by a vast spectrum of music that ranges from Heart’s Dreamboat Annie, to Dead Moon, to The Zit Remedy, their corpus touches on many themes that include Grace Jones, creepy guys, unicorns, and the economic crisis in Spain.
They have a democratic approach to vocals and a totalitarian approach to having a good time. They’re currently recording their first album in between writing bios about themselves.
King Khan & The Shrines & The Anna Thompsons LIVE
presented by D/B, Vice, Spex, Byte FM & Blitzgigs
Thursday, 17 January 2013 | 20:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg