Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds

by Thea Basiliou August 20, 2016

kid congo live

Photo by Peter Baker #pbphotography



Kid Congo Powers.

His real name is Brian Tristan but I only know him as Kid Congo.

You may know him from his work in The Gun Club, The Cramps or with

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

He has been heading the Pink Monkey Birds since around 2010 and I saw

them play live last tour at the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane which was fantastic.

kid congo powers tour poster

The band are back in the country right now touring their brand new album

La Arana es La Vida (The Spider of Life)  and I’m looking forward to seeing

them play next week at the Northcote Social Club and with the Steve Miller Band supporting!

They are also playing in Melbourne at the NGV on Friday the 26th and The Caravan Club on Saturday the 27th. Look out for special guests including Kim Salmon and Mick Harvey!

The Brisbane show was to have been at The Beetle Bar but due to  it's unfortunate closure, the show has been moved to The Triffid.

la arana es la vida

They are fantastic musicians and great live.

Watch the new video for their single La Arana here.

I heard an interview with him on Triple R recently and he is currently writing a book about his rock and roll life which sounds interesting. I never got to see The Gun Club play but have loved them from way back. Apparently they were pretty wild times for all involved!

Keep up to date with all things Kid Congo on his on blog page here.

He also loves to instagram and tweet which is a great way of following their tours.

kid congo live

Photo by Peter Baker #pbphotography

I hope you get a chance to see them live!

Thea X



Thea Basiliou
Thea Basiliou