When: Wed., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Arish Ahmad Khan and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Sultan, The King Khan & BBQ Show is an unlikely band that has enjoyed unlikely success. With a sound that incorporates elements of doo-wop with lo-fi punk and garage rock, the Canadian outfit has, over the course of four delirious LPs released since its 2004 debut, cultivated a cult following of fans that gravitate to oddball pop. The duo’s live shows are notoriously kinetic and engaging affairs, with the speed of playing increased and the act’s off-color sense of humor taking the reins. In some ways, The King Khan & BBQ Show is something of a throwback to some of the more tongue-in-cheek 1960s garage rock acts, and in other important ways, the group’s sound is uniquely postmodern, defying easy definition and constantly shifting, based on the whims of these two inventive performers and musicians.