Kongos, Adios Amigo


Adios Amigo

Farewell Typwriter

Thu, September 13, 2012

9:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers — Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos. They grew up in London and South Africa and now write, record and perform in Phoenix, Arizona. With multi-million-seller British singer-songwriter John Kongos as their father, they have been surrounded by music, studios and different cultures all of their lives.

Their debut album was released in 2007 on iTunes worldwide and received glowing reviews. Written, produced and engineered by themselves, it demonstrates their wide range of influences culminating in the KONGOS sound. They were named Best Rock Band of Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times.

Their single In The Music reached No. 9 on the influential TuksFM top 40 in South Africa. Other airplay includes Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, Q101 in Chicago, 98 KUPD and The Edge 103.9 in Phoenix, XFM in the UK, Motor FM in Germany, KNRK 94.7 in Portland, WXPN in Philadelphia and many more. They've played extensively in Arizona and California, including five successful shows at The Viper Room, the most recent being Indie 103.1 sponsored. Their Spring '08 West Coast tour featured a KNRK sponsored show in Portland, interviews and performances on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles, 98 KUPD in Phoenix, KNRK 94.7 FM in Portland, and a video interview/performance for GoTV Networks.

KONGOS is currently recording their second album and will be releasing a monthly single, starting with It's a Good Life.

Pronounced "KONGOS" – KONGOS is spelled like this:

"K" for Cool, "O" for Awesome, "N" for Knowledge, "G" for Jenius, "O" for Artistic, "S" for speling

There's no "The" in KONGOS.

There is however a "the" in "THEre."

It's not KONGO's, it's not Congos, congas, kongus, kongas, or Jeff.

No relation to Cheick Kongo, the conga drum, the Kongo people of Africa, Donkey Kong, Kongos Norman, Kongos pizza, Kongos Club in Oklahoma, twitter.com/kongos, Kat Kongos, Lasse Kongos, the japanese class of battleship or Kevin Bacon.
Adios Amigo
Adios Amigo
Adios Amigo was founded in summer of 2011 by San Francisco native, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Johnny Major.

Current members include Johnny Major (guitar, lead vocals), Rahi Kumar (guitar, vocals), Claire Grinton (keys, vocals), Stephen Wills (drums), Alex Cohen (bass), and Catalina Atria (percussion, vocals).

Influences and parallels include Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill, Elliott Smith, Phoenix, The Strokes and The Shins.

The genre can be described as “indie-pop”
Farewell Typwriter
Farewell Typwriter
Farewell Typewriter is a four-piece rock band from Alameda, Calif.

The band's songs are influenced by music that spans several genres, but contains several key elements: solid melodies, interesting arrangements and memorable sounds. You'll find that these all seep through into Farewell Typewriter's music, as does a considerable amount of exuberant energy.

What we're saying is: wear earplugs and prepare to sweat.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107