We understand there are probably some quotas involved in police work. But seriously, is there no sport left in law enforcement? Are you really going to pull over that Canadian good times garage rock duo with hippie tendencies and a predisposition to wear novelty costumes for drug possession? As it turns out, the answer is yes, they are, in a small town called Hopkinsville between the band's Nashville show and their St. Louis show. The whole thing sounds amusingly like a subplot from The Dukes Of Hazard.
Regardless, the charges (not entirely disclosed at this point) caused King Khan & BBQ Show to cancel their St. Louis date last night very last minute, as well as their next show in Lawrence, Kansas. The band has since been released, but their tour manager is still in custody.
In a strange twist of fate, the show was not without a headliner. In a coincidence some concert planner in St. Louis is thanking the gods of indie music for, Deer Tick lead singer John McCauley happens to be engaged to a member of opening act Those Darlins, and decided to fill in the gap left By Khan & Co. by performing an hour or so of classic rock covers. McCauley played a similar gig a couple weeks ago at Brooklyn Bowl where he and his bandmates performed as The Sex Pistols. Truth be told, the crowd surely could have done a lot worse if it was anything like that night. And a RiverFront Times review of the show makes it seem like it was, with some patrons even refusing the refund the venue offered. At least the dude has a plan B if the whole writing his own songs thing doesn't pan out. (Via: RiverFrontTimes Via Brooklyn Vegan)