Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

King's X hopes critical respect translates into success.(Venue)

Byline: Ron Gonzales FOR THE Journal

If you were one of the people to arrive late at last August's Joe Satriani/Dream Theater show at Journal Pavilion, you might have missed one of the better parts of what was actually a triple bill that night: a performance by the teutonic Texas trio King's X.

Though the band has spent the better part of its more-than-decadelong career opening for bigger, more commercially accessible bands, King's X has earned a reputation as one of the best bands that nobody has heard of. That is, unless you ask people like Nile Rodgers, or Gene Simmons of the band Kiss, or any member of Pearl Jam. These folks have publicly trumpeted the band that combines the swagger of a heavy rock band, the raw energy of funk groups like the defunct Living Colour and saccharine melodies brought about by a deep love of the Beatles. …

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