Cut Loose with King Khan & the Shrines Tonight at Webster HallOctober 30th, 2013
With high-energy live shows, shake-your-ass music and wacky stage antics (ask Lindsay Lohan about the often scantily clad frontman), King Khan & the Shrines have been a cult phenomenon for more than a decade. The band has been laying waste to stages from Coachella to SXSW with their unique sound—the musical intersection of garage rock, psychedelia, R&B and soul. They released their eighth full-length, Idle No More (stream it below), last month. In giving the album a B+, the A.V. Club says it “is as much of a party as anything the Shrines have released. But it’s one that anticipates, and morbidly worships, the hangover that’s about to come.” And while the LP is great to listen to, the best way to experience King Khan & the Shrines (above, playing “Land of the Freak” for KEXP FM) is in person, which you should do tonight at Webster Hall.