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King Kong

8 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).


The groove is simple, but the stories aren't. King Kong's 1995 album Me Hungry did, after all, follow the epic saga of a caveman and his beloved yak at the cusp of the Ice Age, as played by a guy (read: ex-Slint bassist Ethan Buckler) who's been doing this for some fifteen years yet still always sounds like he's singing for the first time ever after kicking back a few too many. And while this year's Buncha Beans keeps the tales to single-chapter length, when the organ, guitar and drums lock together, dancing will undoubtedly follow. And then the realization hits that the song is about the existential nature of cockroaches.