King Kahn and The Shrines' Psychedelic Garage/Soul Our guests today, King Kahn and the Shrines, are a garage/soul/psychedelic band from Berlin led by the charismatic Arish Kahn. Kahn grew up in Montreal, the son of South Asian parents, and first played in punk bands.
How Saintseneca's "Meditations on Doom" on Dark Arc Came To Sound So Happy On the Cafe today it's our first visit from Saintseneca, the Ohio based band led by Zac Little. Having released an album, Last, in 2013 the band has gone through some changes in personnel and direction leading up to the new album Dark Arc which is the band's first for Anti Records.
Awaiting New Music From The XX, We Explore Our 2013 Session of Music From Coexist Our Vintage Cafe with The British band The XX was recorded in January of last year around the time of the release of their Coexist album.
It's fitting that the first episode of Front Row Boston (a new digital and television series produced by WGBH Music and Crossroads Presents in association with NPR Music) features Boston-based Celtic punk legends Dropkick Murphys. Here they perform "The Boys Are Back" from their eighth studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood.