King Khan & the Shrines
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 7:00 PM CDT
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
It has been a lengthy hiatus, but we have finally finished our latest “masterpiece” and named it after an incredible indigenous-rights movement that is happening right now called Idle No More.
I was born and raised in Montreal and spent a lot of time on the Kahnawake Mohawk Indian reservation. Much of my juvenile delinquent training came from years of tripping out there with my best friends.
I began the Shrines in 1999 with the blessings from my brothers in The Spaceshits, right after we disbanded. The dream was to make something reminiscent of Sun Ra, James Brown, and Otis Redding with a hint of The Velvet Underground, Love, The Monks and about a million other influences that riddled my LSD-soaked brain at the tender age of 22.
The Shrines was my pirate ship and we sailed many a turbulent sea, spreading our music “like peanut butter” all over the world. We celebrated our cult “underground” status and became the kings we are through word of mouth and by making an “aural eyegasm” that has often been called the “wildest show on earth.”