Category Archives: King Dude
King Dude and Ghost at Emo’s in Austin
King Dude

Each year, my friends in the band King Dude roll through Austin for a tour of some sorts. Whether it’s a festival or just a quick stop through, I always look forward to having them around. Usually they crash at my house and we get to drink bourbon and hang out. I like to think that it’s a bit of a break from the chaos that is touring across the country in a van.

This tour in particular found them opening for Ghost, the Swedish stadium NWOBHM band. While I haven’t been into Ghost all that much, I will say I really enjoyed their live act and stage antics. They packed out Emo’s East in Austin and put on one hell of a show. The fans were sooooo into it!

Each of these bands have been busting their asses on the road for the past two weeks and tonight’s the first stop on their east coast tour. If they’re coming through your town, give them some love. Also, you can now pre-order King Dude’s newest record, Fear at TJ’s label, Not Just Religious Music.

May 4, 2014 Comments are OFF
King Dude: Jesus in the Courtyard

This is not your grandfathers country music and yet it is. I’ve been a fan of King Dude for some time now. In fact, I was at TJ’s first solo show on the east coast and have enjoyed watching him go from diving head-first into Neofolk to slowly morphing into a giant slice of Americana. When King Dude first started, it was a solo act. Shows were dimly-lit as TJ sat on a chair strumming his guitar. In recent months, King Dude has become a band, complete with a new sound and energy. The guys stayed at my house during Chaos in Tejas and I caught their show at the Parish. It was an entirely different experience.

Their new album, Burning Daylight is out October 16th on Dais Records and here’s a single from it, entitled “Jesus in the Courtyard”. You can pre-order the album now at Dais, so get on that.

If you dig this, head over to the King Dude Bandcamp and check out more.

 

Previously:
Event Recap: King Dude at the Parish

Sep 14, 2012 5 comments
King Dude at the Parish
King Dude at the Parish

Last night my buddy TJ came into town to play in his band King Dude. It had been a few years since I’ve seen him perform and in that time, the band has gone from its solo, neofolk roots to more Americana-influenced (and dark) folk band. Nothing like death ballads to liven up an audience! And yet seeing the crowd’s reception was impressive. As always, hanging with old friends is a great way to spend the weekend. Check out TJ’s clothing label Actual Pain and King Dude’s music here.

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Jun 3, 2012 8 comments