Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds @ 191 Toole

The Rialto Theatre Presents

Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds @ 191 Toole

The Mission Creeps

Fri, June 7

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
There comes a moment in every Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show when you realize you’re seeing something you’ll never see anywhere else. It’s Slim Cessna in a white cowboy hat and beard, the lights haloing his ungainly frame, horn-rimmed glasses flashing through the smoke. He’s trading lyrics and insults with Munly Munly, gaunt and strange, dressed in a shade of black particular to preachers and burnt down barns. Their voices rise and converge in the kind of exquisite harmony usually found in Sacred Harp congregations, and then the band cuts loose, the best live band in the world, and the two men are doing battle, playing out some cathartic war between good and evil on stage. Or trading dance steps. You can’t tell.

I said the best live band in the world, and I ain’t the only one. No Depression and Spin Magazine have said the same. This is a band that’s held its own onstage with everybody from Johnny Cash to the Dresden Dolls. But you listen to the recording of “That Fierce Cow is Common Sense in a Country Dress,” and it’ll take you just about four minutes before you realize you’re listening to the best band in the world, period. It’s Lord Dwight Pentacost leading the lunatic rapture on his Jesus and Mary double-necked guitar; Rebecca Vera playing pedal steel so sublimely that I swear to God you can see the ghost of Ralph Mooney circling the stage; and, holding down the rhythm section like they have with each other since seventh grade, The Peeler on drums and Danny Pants on the doghouse bass, driving the band, making you lose your damn mind.
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Get greasy in the psychedelic swamps of rock 'n' roll with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! A founding member of The Gun Club and erstwhile guitarist for The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the legendary Kid Congo Powers has garage punk swagger in spades. He makes his first trip to Australia with long-term cohorts The Pink Monkey Birds for a night of raw, sonic ambrosia featuring a heady mix of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul.
The Mission Creeps
The Mission Creeps
This Tucson trio, The Mission Creeps paints dark but catchy cinematic panoramas, like Ian Curtis lost in the desert instead of a crumbling Manchester.
The Mission Creeps are renowned for their chemistry and dynamic live stage performances. Each show differs and may include a light show; belly, go go, or fire dancers; video; dual drummers; percussion; theremin; accordion; and haunting samples.
Venue Information:
191 Toole
191 E. Toole Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85701