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Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan (born March 27, 1961, La Puente, California),[1] an American rock guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Powers is a second generation Mexican American. In 1976, he was president of The Ramones fan club, then ran a fanzine for The Screamers. After traveling to London and New York City he returned to L.A. and in 1979 met Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Pierce taught him to play guitar using open tuning, and they formed ‘The Creeping Ritual’, which became The Gun Club.[1] Powers left that group before their recording debut, instead joining New York-based band The Cramps in December 1980.[1] He rejoined the Gun Club briefly in 1983, rejoining again between 1985 and 1988, when he again left to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin, for several albums and associated tours.[1] Powers has also played with The Divine Horsemen, The Angels of Light, Die Haut, and Lydia Lunch.
Powers has collaborated on projects like Congo Norvell and Knoxville Girls.
2009 saw Powers update band members Kiki Solis on Bass, Ron Miller on Drums, and Jesse Roberts on guitar and keyboards. The band move to In The Red Records and released the much acclaimed LP “Dracula Boots” which was herald by many as a “return to form.


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    Top gig in Manchester last night

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
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  • AugustLily

    Love that Goldin Browne

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
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  • staywaivy

    new album's good stuff. [3]

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ErichvonErik

    New album is fan-freaking-tastic!

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • justsheryl

    Catsuit Fruit is delish

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
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    ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME! I NEED Philosophy And Underwear !!!

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • Riff55

    new album's good stuff. [2]

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • Sl0wmation

    new album's good stuff.

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • lallarona

    Kid Congo and The Pink Monkeybirds careening down the highway to your town playing songs from their Ten Greasy Pieces 45 rpm subscription series and previewing songs from their upcoming full length LP, Gorilla Rose ! And some oldies but goodies for sure! The DC and NY shows will be a double bill with Ian Svenonius' Chain and The Gang! 02/11/2011, Lawrence, KS, Jack Pot Saloon 02/12/2011, Kansas City, MO, Crosstown Station 02/13/2011, St Louis, MO, Off Broadway Night Club 02/14/2011, Cincinnati, OH, MOTR Pub 02/15/2011, Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom 02/16/2011, Pittsburgh, PA, Howler’s Coyote Cafe 02/17/2011, Richmond, VA, Bandito’s Burrito Lounge 02/18/2011, Washington, DC, Comet Ping Pong (W/ special surprise legendary guest who will play in NYC with us) 02/19/2011, Brooklyn, NY, Secret Project Robot (W/ Chain and The Gang)

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • akzincke

    more plays damn you!

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
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    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • spaceecho

    Loved you at Beerland SXSW!

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • SamuelAddison

    Dracula Boots is my favorite LP of the year, I think

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lallarona

    Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds are proud to announce our next dates in September and West Coast Tour dates in October. More details as they come but for now start making plans! Very exciting. Sep 25 2009 The Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina Sep 26 2009 STAR COMMUNITY BAR Atlanta, Georgia w/ Subsonics Oct 7 2009 Alex’s Bar Long Beach, California Oct 8 2009 Bar Pink San Diego, California Oct 9 2009 ECHO/ acoustic show supporting John Doe & Exene Los Angeles, California Oct 10 2009 Juke Joint Anaheim Oct 11 2009 ECHO/Kid Congo and Pink Monkey Birds/Part Time Punks Fest Los Angeles, California Oct 12 2009 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California Oct 13 2009 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, California Oct 14 2009 OFF ANYWHERE, California Oct 15 2009 Sunset Tavern Seattle, Washington Oct 16 2009 ???? TBA Olympia, Washington Oct 17 2009 VICE/SCION Garage Festival /Berbatis Pan Portland

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • akzincke

    real boss

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • GeoOlogist

    cool stuff

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
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  • PolloRolo

    Great, psychedelic music : P!

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
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