When: Sat., Nov. 26, 9 p.m. 2011
If you get as far as dropping the needle on last year's Curry Up It's the Tandoori Knights (Norton), you're probably expecting a salvo of kitschy, romping garage weirdness—I mean, look at the album's title, for shit's sake. Outlandish showman King Khan and rockabilly whirlwind Bloodshot Bill (a one-man band as well as half of the Ding-Dongs with Mark Sultan, aka BBQ of the King Khan & BBQ Show) dive right into the silliness on Curry Up with the surfy Indian soul of "Pretty Please," then quickly sober up with the addictive garage fuzz of "Bucketful." And that's pretty much the typical course for the Tandoori Knights: first get strange (maybe a little too strange), then reel the people back in with a trashy sock-hop number. Curry Up is just dumb and fun. Khan flaunts the same awesomely nasty glamour he does with the Shrines and the King Khan & BBQ Show, and Bloodshot Bill's rockabilly vibe adds a welcome greasy swagger. —Kevin Warwick The Tandoori Knights headline; Bloodshot Bill, Nobunny, Outer Minds, and Radar Eyes open.