Who’s ready for some of that tasty grunge-flavored shoegaze? This is good stuff, folks. Trauma Ray is coming through from Fort Worth, TX. Raleigh’s Sesame and Greensboro’s Bluegill kick it off. Let’s get effected.
Poison Ruïn stab at the pulsing heart of what it means to live under the permanent midnight of contemporary life…They do not flinch in the face of darkness or peddle in empty utopian gestures, but rather harness the energies of revenge and camaraderie to stoke the desire for a better world made material.
Overgrown Throne is a Punk/Hardcore D-beat band From Chapel Hill N.C. Its raw, fast, and loud echoing sonic assault triumphs nature’s revenge, calls for social reform and questions the decisions of modern man. With manic vocals, killer riffs, and relentless drums combined into one gnashing sound we declare; nature has reclaimed the throne! (A)
Pronounced “Debt.” Freaky punky synthy for fans of Killed By Death comps and filling out mad libs.
We are honored to have Baba Commandant back all the way from Burkina Faso for the second time this year. If you missed it the first time, you’ve got to make it out to this one. Enemy Waves opening it up.
Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern.
Come party with us as we showcase the queens of all genres of music from the 70s to now. If you’re into the music of Paramore, Alanis, Katy, Beyonce, Britney, or any other women artists, this party is for you.
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Immaculate Taste and Black Power Social Club presents
Join us for an electrifying night of dancing as Immaculate Taste and Black Power Social Club proudly present the NO VISA x DSCVRY joint party.
Headlining the event is Jamz Supernova coming all the way from the UK. The multi-faceted creative force is a label head, radio host, DJ, podcaster, and true tastemaker, known for her slots on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Her eclectic mixes and vibrant energy promise to keep the dance floor pulsating.
In addition to Jamz Supernova, we have a DJ Set from Sylvan Esso’s Made of Oak and additional support from NO VISA’s Alec Lomami and Discovery DJ’s.
You know the motto, come early, leave late and be ready to get sweaty!
We’ve got a double headliner! Minneapolis’ Sarah Walker and sisters Lily & Madeleine are coming to Kings 10/15! If you like beautiful melodies and vulnerable lyrics, definitely come through (but make sure to bring some tissues).
Brendan Dyer, formerly of Furnsss, makes a return to Raleigh, this time with his band Milly on Tuesday, October 17th, on tour with Rocket! You definitely don’t want to miss if you love that 90’s Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth sound.
Woah. Xiu Xiu is coming to Kings!! Get yr tickets early. This is gonna be a wild, weird, and beautiful time.
This is a record of halves. Angela Seo sings on half of the record. Jamie Stewart sings on half of the record. Half of the songs are experimental industrial. Half of the songs are experimental modern classical. Half of it is real. Half of it is imaginary.
LA’s Julie is headed our way! Julie is a 3-piece band and design collective blending noise rock, grunge, and shoegaze. They’re on tour with Miami’s Deux Visages, bringing intimate melodies, poignant guitars, and bursting rhythms into a new life.
It’s Time! Raleigh geekazoids Truth Club are putting out their second LP and we are gonna party. Exercise from Wilmington and legendary locals Saturnalias open it up. ‘Running From the Chase’ is out Friday, October 6th on Double Double Whammy.
Did someone say “Nashville-based folk-pop duo?” If you like beautiful harmonies and singer-songwriter gorgeousness, The Sea The Sea is for you! You’d better believe the incredible Skylar Gudasz is joining this bill.
Welcome to Wizard Fest, an interactive fantasy themed party!
On Saturday, 11/18, Kings in downtown Raleigh will be transformed into an evening full of Wizard themed drinks, Cosplay costume contest, Wizard trivia, Wizard games, and more!
If you’re not participating in the costume contest, wizard themed attire, house colors, or dress robes go great at the event!
We’ll be serving up buttery brews, hosting wizard games, testing your knowledge, and giving out prizes to the best dressed at the end of the night!
Grab your cloaks, brooms, and wands…this is the Wizard Event of the Year!
(Strictly no admittance of any owls OR cats OR toads.)
– Themed drinks
– Wizard Games
– Live DJ & Dance Party (we also have spots to chill)
– Costume Contest (groups encouraged)
VIP ticket includes priority entry at the door, a Wizard Fest scarf, Wizard Fest t-shirt, custom wand in colors of your choice, Wizard Fest cup, and miscellaneous wizard themed swag all in a Wizard Fest tote bag!