Kings of Spade
Saturday, October 26, 2013 • 8:55 pm
JJ Dolan’s Stage (Nu'uanu Ave. & Chaplain Ln.)
Part of the FREE Street Festival Schedule + Map
Kings of Spade regrets not being able to perform at Hallowbaloo due to their lead singer, Kasi Nunes having a very bad flu. She is currently bed ridden and is unable to sing or perform. Hallowbaloo wishes her a speedy recovery. Local Ska-Rocksteady-Reggae band, Go Jimmy Go! Go Jimmy Go will be replacing rock band Kings of Spade on the JJ Dolan’s Stage (Chaplain Lane & Nuuanu Avenue) from 8:55-10:00pm.
Kings of Spade dish out a raw and grungy blend of urban funk, dirty blues, deep soul and rock. Don’t let the tattooed arms or florescent mohawk of the lead singer fool you. Her whaling vocals are fiery, passionate, and a unique hybrid of soul queens Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. Proud of not being boxed in a specific genre, the KINGS can remind you of a classic fist-pumping rock band in one number, take you for a dance-pop ride in the next, and then charge straight into an old smokey blues riff.
Their shameless dancing, foot-stomping, and highly energetic live show has landed them gigs at LA’s House of Blues, The Avalon, and The Viper Room, as well opening for world-famous acts like Bon Jovi, Daughtry, Mutemath, Everclear, and the Deftones. Their song “Boys In The Band” is featured on the film soundtrack for the Warner Brother’s released “Utopian Society.” Title track of their 2009 debut album “Crave” was also featured in a Roxy breast cancer awareness commercial. In 2012 KOS kicked off a cross-country tour at the Autumn Lights Festival in Los Angeles capturing fans in Arizona, Austin, Boston, Vermont, and New York.
KOS just returned from an extensive 22 show US Mainland Tour in March 2013 which included a performance on Good Morning Austin on Fox 7 news and showcases at the Blind Pig Rooftop Stage and Texas Rockfest Stage in Austin during SXSW. And for the best news of all, KOS has been working in earnest on their 2nd studio album laying down the majority of the tracks in Nashville. Very particular about the sound and vibe of their recordings, KOS scoured the islands and mainland for over a year before settling on a producer and studio in one of the music capitals of America.
Don’t be surprised if Kings of Spade’s upcoming album takes America by storm, and count on them to transform the Hallowbaloo street festival crowd into a mosh of raised arms and bouncing souls. They did it when they closed out Hallowbaloo in 2011, and with a fiery mix that offers something for everyone, Kings of Spade will no doubt incite a frenzied, joyous mele yet again.