The Kooks Make Beautiful Music Once Again @ Bowery Ballroom – 6/27/11

Wow, it’s been just over three years since the last time I saw the Kooks perform live in concert. So I was pretty darn excited to see the British wunderkids at the intimate setting of the Bowery Ballroom. Just before 10pm, the guys swaggered onto the stage, and the young ladies (let’s call them “Kookies”) …

The Kooks “Shine On” with Michelob Ultra

Last night I was watching Bad TV, and as a punishment I was subjected to watching this Michelob Ultra ad, which has the Kooks “Shine On” as the theme song. Well, at least this is not nearly as bad as that Hives “Well Alright” Sears commercial that I not only hear on TV but also …

The Kooks On a Hot EMI Roof

Yesterday was the perfect weather for a special acoustic performance on the top of the EMI Building in the Flatiron District. Better yet, the band performing was The Kooks! As their bandmates got to sit back and munch on some of the complementary hot dogs and hamburgers, Luke Pritchard and Hugh Harris took to the …

The Kooks Play a Lovefest at the Hellhole Known as Terminal 5

Last night The Kooks played to a quite young and enthusiastic crowd at Terminal 5. As per usual, the Kooks performed their songs with stylish precision–doling out each song in such a perfect manner that if I didn’t know any better, I would have thought that they were pulling a Milli Vanilli on us all. …

The Kooks New Album “Konk”

The sophomore album by British rockers The Kooks is now out in stores. I took a few spins of the album today and was all in all impressed. As readers of this site will recall, I absolutely adore the Kooks, so I had high expectations (and a little trepidation) for the new album. Although some …

The Kooks on Conan Tonight!

Hey everyone, I’m back from my mini-break (I’ll post photos later), but I just happen to catch Conan last night and saw that The Kooks will be playing the show tonight! Hooray! From the press release: The Kooks will premiere a new track, “Always Where I Need To Be” from their forthcoming album, “KONK” on …

The Kooks to Release New Album “Konk”

Ooohhhyeaah! The Kooks will be releasing Konk, their second album on Astralwerks on April 15, 2008. Here’s the dish: Taking its name from Ray Davies’ studio in North London where it was recorded, ‘Konk’ will be released in the US on April 15, 2008 on Astralwerks. “Konk” follows up to their debut album ‘Inside In, …

Luke Pritchard of the Kooks @ Soundfix, Brooklyn, NY

So when I’m on vacation, the last thing I want to do is go do work. Apparently Luke Pritchard of the Kooks does not have the same work ethic as I do, because this past Sunday he performed an semi-impromptu acoustic show at Soundfix in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, despite the fact that he’s in town “on …

The Kooks Rock the Socks Off The Filmore at Irving Plaza

As long time readers of this site probably have realized, with my old age I have tended to frequent concerts less and less–therefore when I actually DO go out, it’s a big deal for me. It has to be a band that A. I know and love or B. I am really curious to see. …