THE KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW
The King Khan & BBQ Show are BACK, this time as the ‘Bad News Boys’ they originally wanted to be, the moniker and album title was the actual original name of the band circa 2003. Too late to actually change the name, they’ve lived through about every misspelling and rearrangement of the current name, possible. And, although confusing to reviewers and ‘fans’, there are two guys in the band, both writing, performing and singing: Arish ‘King’ Khan: guitar, vocals. His voice is the ‘snottier’ one. His guitar is the ‘lead’ one. Mark ‘BBQ’ Sultan: drums, guitar, vocals. His voice is the ‘smooth’ one. His guitar is the ‘rhythmic’ one. The drums are played live with his feet.
Milk Lines. They’re a new signing on exceptional garage-punk label In the Red but they’re no basic garage band, noble though that can be. They’re much, much more, and you really hear it, interestingly enough, when they reign in the energy and let their impressive mood and atmosphere take the wheel. Their intriguing, pulp-perfect cocktail of garage, psych and Western vibes is a deliciously strange trip that could be a channeling of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood.