Staff Pick: Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds
Judging from these early shows, you’d think Ace of Cups was booking rock legends exclusively. First came owner Marcy Mays’ own Scrawl, then a visit from rockabilly icon Dexter Romweber; this Friday it’s punk titan Kid Congo Powers. He’s known for plying his trade in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, but if he stuck to the oldies you’d be deprived of the depraved psychedelic lounge rock of Powers’ latest LP “Gorilla Rose.” Cheater Slicks and The Hexers will attempt to deafen you before Powers (who will also perform solo at 6 p.m. at Lost Weekend Records) takes the stage.
Ace of Cups
9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
2619 N. High St., Campus
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