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King Khan & BBQ Show at the Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg


King Khan & BBQ Show at the Pyramid Cabaret June 28 2009. Duncan McNairnay photo.

Review – King Khan & BBQ Show at the Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, June 28 2009

– review by eugene osudar/photos by Duncan McNairnay

i don’t know any of the songs.
not a one.
it began
in dirge
ly grinding
who’s minding

backward thinking
No Means No
at The Park Theatre
their meadow,lark (ho-hum) of a first song
and then
The Explosion and the
best show i experienced that month.
whatever that month was.

first song deal
King Khan and the BBQ Show

here’s what i know,

the mosh pit
was ferocious
all the alt rockers
and punk rockers
there too,
to the front of the stage
a perfectly formed rage

King Khan concert photos

bodies surfing
including a Load
and hoed
until he collapsed
his struggling supporters
splat attack!

guys climbing the stage
(security ready to pounce)
diving back and
surfing safely away

there was a big guy
who crawled onto the stage
early in the set

i thought it was part of the BBQ Show
apparently i was not alone

nope, he was on dope

“did you see the size of his pupils!”
says the sound tech by the stage.

slithering along the stage until;
The King signaled
“who’s he?”
that’s when Security
Gigantic Man missioned on
and twisted
the doper’s

(this was repeated later in the set)

16 songs in 16 minutes

(i tend to exaggerate)

this is garage!

16 songs in 32 minutes?

34 minutes more likely.
blistering pace,
few words spoken

i’m dancing
like there is no tomorrow

(and if you think about,
really consider this,
there may not be…)


(we’re dead a good long time
so ya better get to
what you wanna do)

i’m PourInG sweat

(this is very

“you inspired me to dance!”
says the gorgeous blonde
with her handsome man
as he shook my hand.

we talked about dancing
beautiful dancing
on the edge
of the surging insanity

we agree the random
of the mosh pit
is too much

i Loved ten songs!
this i know
by the “Hot dancing!”
“So hot!”

whew! i wrote something down
between pouring it all out

check this out,
i wrote,
“gorgeous ballad”
the 10th song of the set.


King Khan :blesses;
(dipping guitar neck
over their heads)
the rockers hard,pressed
and plastered to the front
of the stage


everybody’s happy
bouncing steps
leaping out of Pyramid
after the show

didn’t speak to One Soul
who didn’t like love hurl
rant positives about King Khan
and BBQ Show

they likely played most of these songs,

oh my,
hearing Waddlin’ Around
on Myspace
Love(d)! this song!
they definitely played it
and i Danced it

if you like
your garage
go see ’em

the garage
i Loved when
i was an alt rocker

search and destroy

Deja Voodoo

The Gruesomes were
fine too.

King Khan & BBQ Show
Jazz Winnipeg Festival
Sunday, June 28th.

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene
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