Ahead of his show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27, King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas talks to Reverb about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop.
It’s almost believable when Kyle Thomas says he writes his music while jacuzzing with mermaids. His band, King Tuff, is making B-movie mystical garage rock — the kind that has a glammed up sense of humor. Thomas began writing music at age seven and has toured with acts like Matt and Kim and most recently, Ex Hex.
We talked to Thomas as the musician was driving to Memphis the weekend before his Denver show at Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27. He talked about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ in Denver.
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 22: Artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh is photographed in front of what he calls an untitled coagulation of rugs and video exhibit that is part of his show called Myopia at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), in Denver, CO on October 22, 2014. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)
Mark Mothersbaugh, founder of the pop band Devo and the star of a current retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, will next curate an exhibit at another city institution, the Clyfford Still Museum.
The exhibit will open March 6 and run through May 3, overlapping with the MCA show, which closes April 12.
Denver punk band Spells might have songs about fake dance crazes and be fronted by comedian Ben Roy, but it’s far from a joke, having made it onto the official South by Southwest lineup this year. Photo provided by Crystal Allen.
Early into SPELLS’ 7-inch release show at the Hi-Dive on Dec. 21, the moment comes for the big balloon drop. Singer Ben Roy spent the afternoon rigging a net of balloons suspended above the audience to release when he pulls a string.
“I grab the string and I’m hyping everyone up in the middle of the song and the string just breaks,” Roy said. “And now there’s this turd of balloons that is just hanging from the ceiling. Then people started tearing it down and things got even more ridiculous after that.”
This is how Roy tells the story of SPELLS’ best show ever.