No More Kings - Theatricum kicks off its Starry, Starry Nights Summer Music Series with popular L.A.-based band No More Kings and opening act, singer/songwriter Adjoa Skinner.
Committed to a unique brand of unapologetic "geek pop/rock," infused with a healthy dose of funk, No More Kings' musical influences range from Beck, Boston and the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Genesis and the Beastie Boys. Lead singer/songwriter Pete Mitchell's songs are stories: character-driven bits of nostalgia that are quirky and clever, and often peppered with 80s TV and movie references - from zombies and talking cars to Smurfs. (Mitchell, who claims to have been raised by a television set, proudly notes that he's "the only person to say the name Gargamel in a rock song.")
The video for No More Kings' first single, "Sweep the Leg," (from their 2007 self-titled debut album) created a sensation on the Internet by reuniting most of the cast of the original Karate Kid. The video quickly passed the million views mark on YouTube, was featured on E!, and also made the rounds on VH1, MTV and G4. "Sweep the Leg" and the follow-up single, Mitchell's Knight Rider-inspired "Michael (Jump In)," enjoyed substantial airplay on various radio stations around the country.
No More Kings was named Best Pop Album in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards and in the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2008. The band's second album, "And The Flying Boombox," was released last year.
Check out No More Kings' music and videos at www.nomorekings.com.
Friday, July 9 at 8 pm
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA 90290
(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)
HOW: (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com
TICKETS: General Admission: $20
The outdoor amphitheater at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is terraced into the hillside of the rustic canyon. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Snacks are available at the Hamlet Hut, and picnickers are welcome before and after the performance.