Canadian musician Arish “King” Khan helped usher in the third (fourth?) wave of North American garage-rock in the late 1990s with his band The Spaceshits, before earning indie rock fame as a member of the King Khan and the Shrines, an unwieldy psych supergroup, and King Khan & BBQ Show, a stripped-down duo featuring Spaceshits associate Mark Sultan. After supposedly calling it quits in 2010, Khan and Sultan are back at it, touring their (slightly less) frenetic, doo-wop-infused live show across the country and abroad. They’ll be joined at the Georgia Theatre by North Carolina punk brats Paint Fumes and local wild boys Nate and the Nightmares.
THE KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW Legendary garage-rock, psych and doo-wop duo from Montreal. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
PAINT FUMES North Carolina-based garage-punk group.
NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue's Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates.