Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D to Play Hi-Tone Friday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:56 AM

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Tenacious D guitarist Kyle Gass will bring his "American rock supergroup" to the Hi-Tone this Friday, April 22. Memphis locals Native Blood will open. 

Featuring Tenacious D's electric guitarist John Konesky and a group of KG's friends, The Kyle Gass Band formed in 2011 as a side-project from the greatest band in the world. A puzzle formed from pieces of previous projects, Gass and Konesky played together in a band named Trainwreck until they broke up in early 2011. KGB's vocalist Mike Bray previously played in a band named Band of Bigfoot that opened multiple Trainwreck shows. Bassist Jason Keene and drummer Tim Spier joined the band through longstanding friendships with the members. 

The Kyle Gass Band released their debut self-titled album in 2013. The record captures the comedic one-liners found on any Tenacious D release, but with no Jack Black by KG's side. Still, any fan of the duo will be satisfied to see the KGB sing about being Manchildren in between riffs, solos, and ballads. 

Watch KGB's music video for "Our Job To Rock" (with a cameo from Jack Black) below:

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