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Kings Music Venue
Downtown Raleigh
Est 1999

Operating as usual

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09/15/2020

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If you love live music and you love Kings and @neptunesparlour we’re asking you to write your senators and congressmen t...
05/05/2020

If you love live music and you love Kings and @neptunesparlour we’re asking you to write your senators and congressmen to help #SaveOurStages. Music venues were one of the first small businesses to be affected and will be one of the last to re-open. To contact your reps go here link in our bio. Thank you!

We’ve teamed up w/ our good friends @kung_fu_nation for this soft and lovely T-Shirt to help us support our staff during...
03/31/2020

We’ve teamed up w/ our good friends @kung_fu_nation for this soft and lovely T-Shirt to help us support our staff during this challenging time. $12 from each shirt goes directly to payroll and employee support. Make it a 3-pack with @garlandraleigh and @neptunesparlour and get a little discount. Link in profile. #tillwegoliveagain @ Kings

It is said that you're stronger when you band together. With that in mind, and in response to the outpouring of offers t...
03/20/2020

It is said that you're stronger when you band together. With that in mind, and in response to the outpouring of offers to help our employees stay afloat during this crisis, The Wicked Witch, Lincoln Theatre, The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, Kings, and Slim's Downtown have decided to pool our (and your) efforts.

We've collectively set up a fund to help out our employees during this time. If you're able, feel free to contribute with a Venmo to @Raleigh-Downtown-Music-Venues. We all truly appreciate it.

We regret to announce that we are closing Kings until further notice. We are a place for people to gather and celebrate....
03/16/2020

We regret to announce that we are closing Kings until further notice. We are a place for people to gather and celebrate. But this is a time to be proactive and make the hard decisions now if we want to see any sense of normalcy in the future. This week is crucial. Please consider limiting your movement and social interaction. Let’s learn from other cities and countries and stay inside.

We will be navigating all options to ensure our employees are cared for during this furlough. Please look for updates on virtual events and other ways you can help us weather this very difficult time.

🍔 Our friends in Black Surfer just dropped a brand new video for "Love Crush" 🤩 Keep an eye out for familiar faces.
03/11/2020
Black Surfer - Love Crush (Official Video)

🍔 Our friends in Black Surfer just dropped a brand new video for "Love Crush" 🤩 Keep an eye out for familiar faces.

Love Crush appears on Black Surfer's debut self titled EP Directed By Hunter Davis Production: Summit Collective DOP: Kyle Messina Editor: Spike Hoban Bandca...

📻 XOXOK's Keenan Jenkins spoke with North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC about his creative pursuitsRSVP: bit.ly/2TQfVTwTi...
03/10/2020
XOXOK Praises The Politics Of Soul Music

📻 XOXOK's Keenan Jenkins spoke with North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC about his creative pursuits

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Keenan Jenkins excelled in school, leaving his hometown of Rocky Mount in high school to attend the highly-selective North Carolina School of Science and

🌕 Random Rab has just released his newest single "Servant of Desire" off of his upcoming album 'The Space Between.' Rab ...
03/09/2020
Servant of Desire

🌕 Random Rab has just released his newest single "Servant of Desire" off of his upcoming album 'The Space Between.' Rab will be aligning his releases with the moon cycle this spring so every full moon will bring a new song!

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by Random Rab

🌚 Really loving the BRAND NEW Niito track.RSVP: bit.ly/39vwXwSTickets: bit.ly/37MjMpu
03/06/2020
MoonDancin

🌚 Really loving the BRAND NEW Niito track.

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Provided to YouTube by DistroKid MoonDancin · Niito MoonDancin ℗ NiiTO MUSiC Released on: 2020-03-06 Auto-generated by YouTube.

🤠 Check out The Cowboys BRAND new single, "The Beige Collection," before tonight's show!!RSVP: bit.ly/3arUu1HTickets: bi...
03/04/2020
Room of Clons, by The Cowboys

🤠 Check out The Cowboys BRAND new single, "The Beige Collection," before tonight's show!!

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13 track album

🌾 We can't wait for Lord Nelson with DRISKILL tomorrow! RSVP: bit.ly/2TiyG2YTickets: bit.ly/2vb9ba8
03/03/2020
Lord Nelson- "Julia"

🌾 We can't wait for Lord Nelson with DRISKILL tomorrow!

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Lord Nelson plays a new track at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2018 Filmed by: Hoopla Media Stace Carter Claudio Zarpelon Sanjay Suchak...

Under the Radar premieres "Main Street," the lead single from Suburban Living's forthcoming album 'How To Be Human' out ...
02/28/2020
Premiere: Suburban Living Announce New Album, Share Lead Single “Main Street”

Under the Radar premieres "Main Street," the lead single from Suburban Living's forthcoming album 'How To Be Human' out on May 22nd! We can't wait for this record 🤩

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Philadelphia-based Indie rock four piece Suburban Living have shared their lead single, "Main Street" off of their forthcoming LP How to Be Human, due out May 22 via Egghunt, and we are pleased to premiere it.

🥳 Thanks to El Pueblo, Inc., you can donate to win 2 tickets to see Che Apalache and Honey Magpie at Kings on 3/5!Follow...
02/27/2020

🥳 Thanks to El Pueblo, Inc., you can donate to win 2 tickets to see Che Apalache and Honey Magpie at Kings on 3/5!

Follow them on Instagram (@el.pueblo.inc) + Donate here: bit.ly/2TpKHlQ

🍄 We can't contain our excitement for the Howlin Rain, Sunwatchers, and Night Jeans show tonight! RSVP: bit.ly/2EbXQIkTi...
02/25/2020
Howlin Rain - Speed - (Official Video)

🍄 We can't contain our excitement for the Howlin Rain, Sunwatchers, and Night Jeans show tonight!

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Directed, shot and edited by Joe Denardo, 2019. From the album "The Alligator Bride" available on LP/CD/Cass/ Digital from Silver Current Records. Order, tou...

🎸 "Pushin' My Luck" from The Kudzu Duo (Reed Turchi + Lemuel Hayes)  is one of Rolling Stone's "10 Best Country, America...
02/21/2020
10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now: Hailey Whitters, Hot Country Knights

🎸 "Pushin' My Luck" from The Kudzu Duo (Reed Turchi + Lemuel Hayes) is one of Rolling Stone's "10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now"

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Whitters offers life lessons in ‘Janice at the Hotel Bar,’ Dierks Bentley’s Nineties band champions pickup trucks, and more songs to stream this week

🏠 Don't miss Brooks Hubbard Band when they return to Kings on 2/21 with Biggins!RSVP: bit.ly/2HwHiwhTickets: bit.ly/2NnN...
02/18/2020
Brooks Hubbard Band: It Was Us (Ross Farm Sessions)

🏠 Don't miss Brooks Hubbard Band when they return to Kings on 2/21 with Biggins!

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Brooks Hubbard performs "It Was Us" on the third floor of the historic Ross Farm house in Basking Ridge, NJ. It Was Us will be the second single released by ...

🔷 This video from Telefon Tel Aviv will transport you to a different place.RSVP: bit.ly/2QSpeRrTickets: bit.ly/2tIYbAf
02/13/2020
Telefon Tel Aviv - "a younger version of myself," (Official Video)

🔷 This video from Telefon Tel Aviv will transport you to a different place.

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“A sophisticated AI neural network tracks and selectively erases Telefon Tel Aviv from the transient spaces of the nighttime Los Angeles Landscape...” Direct...

Experimental electronic project Telefon Tel Aviv will be joined by fellow Ghostly International-signed synth expert Stev...
02/06/2020
Telefon Tel Aviv announces extensive North American tour

Experimental electronic project Telefon Tel Aviv will be joined by fellow Ghostly International-signed synth expert Steve Hauschildt at Kings on 2/16 👻

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Steve Hauschildt and Chasms will join on respective legs of the 24-date jaunt.

🙏 Big thanks to Raleigh Magazine for the feature about our 20th year!!! We love being part of this vibrant, diverse comm...
02/04/2020
Twenty Years of Kings - Raleigh Magazine

🙏 Big thanks to Raleigh Magazine for the feature about our 20th year!!! We love being part of this vibrant, diverse community 💞

Paul Siler and Cheetie Kumar opened Kings in an effort to add variety to Raleigh's live music scene; twenty years later it still reigns.

🌾 Get taken away by this live rendition of "Empty Husk."RSVP: bit.ly/2GNW15lTickets: bit.ly/2tYHOj0
02/03/2020
Daniel Romano - "Empty Husk" (solo) | Fretboard Journal

🌾 Get taken away by this live rendition of "Empty Husk."

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Daniel Romano performs "Empty Husk" from his excellent 2018 album, 'Finally Free' at the Fretboard Journal. For this recording, Romano borrowed the FJ's Wate...

🏆 Lower Dens frontman Jana Hunter gave Stereogum some insight into their latest record 'The Competition.' Check it out b...
01/30/2020
The Story Behind Every Song On Lower Dens' New Album The Competition

🏆 Lower Dens frontman Jana Hunter gave Stereogum some insight into their latest record 'The Competition.' Check it out below!

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Jana Hunter talks about the inspiration and themes behind each track on Lower Dens' new album 'The Competition.'

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What's the status of Kings? Will there be a grand reopening to look forward to, or has it silently gone away?
It's been 6️⃣ 3️⃣ 0️⃣ days since the last Live Nation Concerts show took place at Red Hat Amphitheater & tonight it reopens with the return of a nationally sold-out show: Jamey Johnson with special guest Whiskey Myers! Give this a like if you’re here for all the live music coming back!!!! The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop Lincoln Theatre Ritz Raleigh Kings C. Grace Slim's Downtown Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek to name a few ☺️🎤
A rowdy, hand-clapping, foot-stomping song about overcoming adversity in life. Appreciate a listen. https://open.spotify.com/album/7nPhPJGac0EJJCEWAVnD7b
A song about losing love and hoping it returns. Appreciate a listen.
“It’s been a long time and we can’t wait to get back to playing the Hits ” — Jon Spencer Shove Records "Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend Jon Spencer returns from the wilderness with his latest and greatest all-star group: The HITmakers! Spencer Sings the Hits was a milestone LP in a legendary career that has spanned three decades of brain-splattering innovation, groovy-ghoulie noise, and sweet-soul salvation! The first-ever solo record from Jon Spencer dropped before the pandemic — and now the King of Punk, Junk, Trash, and Noise is back with a tour." - Glide Magazine Live Photo: Vivian Wang Article: https://glidemagazine.com/256877/jon-spencer-the-hitmakers-announce-october-action-tour/ Jon Spencer & The HITmakers - TOUR DATES: 10/08/21 Fri - Cleveland OH - The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern 10/09/21 Sat - Pittsburgh PA - Club Cafe 10/10/21 Sun - Columbus OH - Ace of Cups 10/11/21 Mon - Newport KY - The Southgate House Revival 10/12/21 Tue - Louisville KY - Zanzabar 10/13/21 Wed - Nashville TN - The High Watt 10/14/21 Thu - Memphis TN - Hi Tone 10/16/21 Sat - Jackson MS - Martin's Downtown 10/18/21 Mon - Atlanta GA - The EARL 10/19/21 Tue - Athens GA - 40 Watt Club 10/20/21 Wed - Columbia SC - New Brookland Tavern 10/22/21 Fri - Raleigh NC - Kings 10/23/21 Sat - Baltimore MD - Ottobar
October HITmaker ACTION !!! The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern 10/8 Fri Club Cafe 10/9 Sat Ace of Cups 10/10 Sun The Southgate House Revival 10/11 Mon Zanzabar 10/12 Tue The High Watt 10/13 Wed Hi Tone 10/14 Thu Martin's Downtown 10/16 Sat The EARL 10/18 Mon 40 Watt Club 10/19 Tue New Brookland Tavern 10/20 Wed Kings 10/22 Fri Ottobar 10/23 Sat Bob Bert Sam Coomes M.SORD In The Red Recordings
A song about losing love and hoping it returns. Appreciate a listen.
A song about losing one's love and hoping it will come back. Appreciate a listen. https://open.spotify.com/album/1wRt6nEliqzm13c3YQXwxT?highlight=spotify:track:1FR12lf0vZctNTz1R4KldW
We still need your help! We are now close to getting the #saveourstages Act included in the legislation being finalized this week in the US Senate. Your voice during this final stretch is CRITICAL! And to say thanks to all of our fans for spreading the word about this effort, many of your favorite NC & SC indie venues & festival promoters are giving away a truly epic prize: the CAROLINAS GOLDEN TICKET! One lucky music fan will win this grand prize pass: a pair of tix to any and every show from 2021-2022 from 25 different venues & festival promoters in the Carolinas (see list below!) For full details, visit our Instagram page: @motorcomh In addition, we will pick one winner from our own fans to win a Motorco Golden Ticket which wins a pair of tickets to ANY & ALL shows through December 2022, two Motorco T-shirts & Water Bottles, plus a $50 Gift Certificate to Parts & Labor!! Good luck and thanks for helping to save ALL these stages! The Orange Peel The Haw River Ballroom The Ramkat Neighborhood Theatre Cat's Cradle The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop Asheville Music Hall Slim's Downtown The Grey Eagle Lincoln Theatre Midwood Entertainment Kings The Evening Muse MaxxMusic The State Theatre Petra's Spinning Jenny The Blue Note Grill Loud Crowd Trio Isis Music Hall The Radio Room The Blind Tiger Connect Beyond Festival GroundZero Snug Harbor
Throwback Thursday — 16 Yrs ago... PALEFACE opened for The Avett Brothers with his side project (at the time) “Just About To Burn” at Kings in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was such a special night... We jammed with the brothers in the green room to Paleface “Was Oblivious” before hitting the stage. The club was sold out (less than 300 capacity room), and we were all so excited. This was our first string of shows with The Avett Brothers....(Although the very first show together was at Radio Perfecto in NYC...which was put together by Nicole Atkins and also had Langhorne Slim on the bill. Just About To Burn, featured Paleface on vocals, guitar, harmonica, melodica, and a little banjo, Monica “Mo” Samalot on drums & back-up vocals, and Breadfoot on dobro, banjo, guitar, and back-up vocals. “Just About to Burn” is also the name of the album which features the Paleface’s versions of “Dancin Daze”, and “Was Oblivious” (available digitally online everywhere). Our bandmate Breadfoot had a minidisk recorder set up by the soundboard but for some reason it didn’t record our set. However, it did record The Avett Brother’s set, and some of those songs ended up of The Avett Brothers Live Vol 1. (available online everywhere) (Poster art by Scott Avett. Photo by Kevin O)
I've been training for this year. Thank you.
If you haven't already, please take 30 seconds to send a message to your politicians about your love of live music & events and the venues that present them. We have one more day to rally all the signatures we can from the Senate to secure a bill that will help venues survive until we can all gather to enjoy the communal experience of live events once again. Cat's Cradle The Pinhook The Haw River Ballroom Kings The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop North Star Church of the Arts The Blue Note Grill Local 506 https://www.saveourstages.com