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Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan (born 1960, Los Angeles, California), an American rock guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Most of his career has found him exploring the territory where punk rock joins older "roots music" styles.

Powers is a second generation Mexican American born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1976 he was…

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  • 'When The Cramps asked me to be in The Cramps, I quit everything, threw my shoes in their air and my books out the window and said, I’m going with you!' Kid Congo Powers interview: http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/kid-congo-powers-interview-pt-1/
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  • Presidente, loco. Dinero, poco.
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  • on http://kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/ 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
  • he's a total badass
  • nick cave's group warmly welcomes You:) http://www.last.fm/group/Nick+Cave

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