At some personal risk to my anonymity, I am proud to promote a project from my eldest son, Joe. (No, his last name is not Lemming). He is a drummer in the Minneapolis area, and plays in several bands and in the studio with several other projects. In other words, he’s “in demand”. He is the eldest of my two drummer sons. Imagine what dinner table conversations were like in my home! Joe, please stop tapping and pass the butter. Ryan, please stop smacking that glass with your pen.
In my head it was always “Oh gawd please make it stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!.” Of course, the payoff is when you get to see them come in to their own, and not on your dining room table. My wife is a vocalist and I am a sax player, so I guess we’re at fault anyway.
The current band Joe’s promoting is called Kill to Kill, and it’s so unusual I thought you people would get a kick out of it. It’s a punk trio, with bass, baritone guitar and drums only. The singer reminds me of no one – I think this act is completely unique. Follow me below the fold for video.
Kill to Kill
Here is a partial review from The Onion:
Local trio Kill To Kill’s engrossing debut disc makes an effective argument against normal guitars: Here, the usual six-string is swapped out for a baritone, which, along with bass and the pop of well-placed snare, lends the album a dark and acidic sound without the muddiness expected from that much low end.
This project was put on hold while Joe toured with his other band, Ice Palace. They did a cross country tour with Cloud Cult last spring and summer.
Here is their debut video:
Here is a video of them being interviewed and playing live:
The album is getting play on local Twin Cities stations Cities 97, Radio K and the Current. If you are feeling subversive and would like to get them more air time, here are the phone numbers.
cities 97: (651) 989-9797
Radio K:(612) 626-4770
the current: (651)-989-4893
Here is K2K’s Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/killtok… Friend them.
Update I: Ice Palace has a video I inserted in the comments section. In it, they invoted their friends to participate, and one of the band’s friends is Kill to Kill. Joe is playing drums in two bands in that video.
Update II: Here is a video from my other’s son’s band, BRM, live at Trocadero’s in Mpls before the tragic death of their guitarist Tony. My son Ryan sings lead in this band, but he’s the drummer in my band.