King Khan and the Shrines get heavy, and political, on great new track (Show TONIGHT!)
King Khan and the Shrines operate on a different level. If we are talking about live acts, and their sheer electricity, any band who are not the Shrines should be graded on a curve because they don’t stand a chance to hitting the levels this band can hit. Melding funk, soul, R&B and garage rock, King Khan is one of the most entertaining acts of the last 10 years, whether with his more subdued King Khan and the BBQ Show or with the Shrines. King Khan and the Shrines have a new Merge Records released single, “Children of the World,” which you can stream above, and are hitting the Turf Club tonight for a can’t miss show.
The track is a searing social commentary with James Brown-esqe howls, featuring a rich groove and stinging guitar lines that create one of the heavier songs in the band’s catalog. Their whole catalog is a greasy spoon of wonderful, and their live act is even better, so don’t sleep on King Khan and the Shrines, even if it is a Monday.
Check them out tonight with Giorgio Murderer at the Turf. $16 and doors at 8.