Mark Sultan AKA BBQ w/ Cold Warps
Shy Sheep Entertainment presents Mark Sultan AKA BBQ in Halifax at Michael's Bar and Grill on Saturday, July 7th. Supporting Mark Sultan will be Cold Warps and Virgil's Girls.
Mark Sultan has been a long-time fixture in the 'garage rock' scene, having played in such bands as The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Almighty Defenders (Sultan, Khan, Black Lips), BBQ, The Ding-Dongs (with Bloodshot Bill), The Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, Mind Controls, etc... and has released a bunch of records on labels like In The Red, Last Gang, Crypt, Fat Possum, Dirtnap, Goner, Sub Pop, Vice, Bomp!, Norton, Sympathy For The Record Industry, etc... He has toured North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia , Israel and everywhere in between. People like Jon Spencer and Bradford Cox have covered his songs. His voice is often cited as being one of the finest rock'n'roll voices of today, and has been called 'patient zero' as a main influence in the modern garage/doo-wop sound.
A cult figure, an underrated gem, and sorcerer, Mark continues to hammer out top-shelf releases and songs while touring incessantly, his live act said to sound and feel like 'a haunted stereo playing pirate radio, complete with all of the static and anticipation'. Some have also said: 'The best one-man band going, absolutely devoid of insincerity or gimmick', and: 'pure magic'."
Brilliant AM radio power-pop poured through fuzz and played faster and louder. Simple songs, lo-fi production, sparse solos and raw-sugar harmonies. This is not intellectual rock, it's Joey Ramone beating Paul McCartney over the head with songs about science fiction, teenage apathy, and summer love. The fixed link between Halifax and Ottawa, Cold Warps are garage/power-pop at it's whatever-est.
Michael's Bar and Grill (View)
6100 Young Street
Halifax, NS b3k2a4