Hey KK fans, we decided it was time to put down our comics and guitars and start packing for WONDERCON this weekend in San Francisco!
WONDERCON will be our second con appearance and our first on the West Coast...WESTSIDE!!!
We'll be setting up shop and selling our self-titled debut for all 3 days of the con...2/27-3/1 so please come by and introduce yourself! :)
So, we've been emails from fans asking what they should call themselves as newly crowned fans of KK. That's normal, cause as you know even dogs need to know where they fit in the pack. Not calling anyone a dog...but...ok.
That said...IT'S CONTEST TIME!!!!
Booyah, that's right. This is a kind of "name yourselves" contest as we're putting the future of KK fans in the hands of, well...FANS! Are you called "Kirbys"? Are you called "Krackles"? Are you called "Krackheads"?!? That's Kyle's favorite, but he's not making the decisions...YOU are!
Winner gets a signed album and signed 11X17 poster from the band to hang in your office, above the fireplace, jail cell, etc...
Deadline for this event is gonna be MARCH 11th with the winner selected and announced the following week so get those ideas rolling. We're currently getting our merchandise up and going as well so who knows? Your idea could make it on a T-Shirt, Freeway tag...the options are really endless. :)
Looking forward to the entries and see you at WONDERCON in S.F.!
Hey KK Fans! Besides being a band that writes songs about dating crazy girls found wandering your local comic shops, you gotta know we're fans first. That said, besides writing about our con appearances and shows we're gonna write about the stuff we love just as much...and that's comics and games.
We're big Garth Ennis fans and especially his run on the PUNISHER: MAX series over the past 4 or so years. Just when we thought we couldn't be hit with anything else that Ennis could write that would make us ashamed to tell our Grandmas he goes and releases CROSSED. Honestly, we couldn't even tell you what this book is about. We do know however that this is the closest thing to hell that we've seen in a while and at the same time leaves us hungry for more. It would be Un-American to say anything spoiler-esque about this book when it needs to be discovered by the individual reader straight up, but we will say that we're never gonna become Kindergarten teachers. It's a dangerous profession in ways we never knew. Well, mostly we won't cause we have problems speaking English...and it's not our 2nd language. Damn.
Hey KK Fans! It's been a week since we returned from NYC and the New York COMIC-CON!
NYCC was the convention circuit and industry debut for KK after we had our CD Release in Seattle where Kyle performed the album's full-band arrangements in a stripped down acoustic setting at the shop Jim co-owns, THE COMIC STOP.
In a nutshell, the con was a blast and NYCC greeted us with open arms. We had the opportunity to stop by MARVEL and unload a backpack's worth of albums to in-house artists, writers, and staff including Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. He had gotten a hold of some advance MP3's before the album was fully complete and loved what he heard so we were more than happy to take him the final product. Kind enough to help out a band from Seattle who writes about his company's characters, Quesada pimped KK that afternoon on his TWITTER blog which resulted in many con-goers approaching us that weekend excited to pick up the album. We also met the fine folks that run Marvel.com! Completely AWESOME. For an annoyingly detailed recap of the con, check Kyle's individual blog at www.kylestevensmusic.blogspot.com You've been warned...
We met a lot of new fans, made new friends, and enjoyed seeing the excitement in the eyes of fellow nerds as they discovered, "The World's First Comic Book Rock Band".
Enjoy the pictures, and please help pass the word about KK! Besides selling our album on our Official Site (www.kirbykracklemusic.com), we are now available for download on iTunes, Digstation, and CD Baby.
Next stop on the KIRBY KRACKLE train will be WONDER-CON in San Francisco! We'll be there all three days and hope to be performing during our stay as well so make sure you check back before the con to get the details...
KIRBY KRACKLE is a nerd rock band from Seattle, WA. Their self-titled debut album (named one of the Best Albums of 2009 by Tuscon Weekly) has been featured on television, radio, magazines and on dozens of websites. Their sophomore album is titled E FOR EVERYONE.