Kenny! Berliner Grotesk Album Launch – Saturday Jan. 12 @ 8pm


On November 11, 2018 By admin

Anton Barbeau’s Kenny!

“The last true musical genius of the classic age.” – Elton Townend Jones, Drunken Werewolf

SAMMIE award winner Anton Barbeau returns with his official west coast band Kenny! for the debut of their latest album Berliner Grotesk. Pulling from artists like Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Andy Partridge, and Julian Cope, Barbeau has been described as “a bit of a genius” by BBC Radio and KFJC. Barbeau, now based in Berlin, was a prominent musician in the Sacramento-Davis Area, known for his quirky music and “out-there” personality. Describing his own music as “pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop.” Anton has made over 20 albums and has worked with members of XTC, The Soft Boys, the Bevis Frond, Cake, the Loud Family and Mystery Lawn label-mates, the Corner Laughers. Julian Cope got him stoned in Croydon once. Read more about Anton HERE.

“The man in question is Anton Barbeau, cult hero and left-field maverick from Sacramento, California. Mind you, calling him a ‘singer/songwriter’ is a bit like calling Jimi Hendrix a ‘strummer.’ His songs are fervid, swarming, tangential and often humorous, but possessed of a compelling inner logic.”
Dorset Echo

“More than two decades after pop-savvy acid-eaters like John Lennon and Syd Barrett cracked the cosmic egg, this Sacramento songwriter slithered forth with a pure distillation of lyrical jabberwocky, brain-burrowing melody and mystical psych-guitar fuzz.” -SPIN Magazine, “The 100 Greatest Bands You’ve (probably) Never Heard”

Allyson Seconds

She laughs at bad jokes, will help any animal in need and is passionate about both community & teaching.  Allyson an artist, musician, singer and co-owner of Sacramento’s BodyTribe Fitness. Known primarily as a harmony singer, Allyson joined forces with songwriter/producer Anton Barbeau in 2009 to record Bag of Kittens, her debut album as lead vocalist. The duo reunited to make a follow-up, Little World, in 2016. The new album features guests including the Bevis Frond, the Soft Boys’ Kimberley Rew, Colin Moulding from XTC  and the late Scott Miller. The album received rave reviews, including a feature on NPR’s Fresh Air which led millions of listeners to discover Allyson’s music. Allyson and Anton are currently on tour in California.

Ticket: $15 (Buy Now!)

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.