Kimono My House started off as a small group of musicians finding a way to stay connected during a time where we were canceling shows and unable to gather. What KMH turned into was an 8,000 member online (and live) community that has encouraged each other, created new friendships (and even new bands) and has gotten us through some pretty dark times.
In March of 2022, this new community of friends will gather together in person at venues across Atlanta over 4 days. We will have over 30 acts ranging from veteran musicians who have played across America to up-and-coming acts who will be transitioning from online shows to their first LIVE performance. Musicians will be traveling far and wide to gather here to play or even just to attend. There will be a reunions, homecomings and new collaborations.
We are so proud of all of the music that has been performed on KMH, and in March 2022 we will bring you just a sample of all the musicianship and community that we have been so lucky to be a part of.
A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WILL BE LINKED HERE ONCE AVAILABLE.
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There is a SPOTIFY PLAY LIST for artists in the festival.
Atlanta is a very special place. For us, it has bred our artistry and helped us establish ourselves as a music community.
We can't wait to introduce new artists to Atlanta, and we can't wait to introduce Atlanta to the music of Kimono My House.
Starting at $100 (Individuals)
• Wristband to all events
• KMH ATL 2022 T-shirt
• Special KMH Tote
529 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
7PM Doors/8PM Music
Kenny Howes and The Wow
Jeffrey Butzer and the Compartmentalizationalists
The Star Bar
437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
7PM Doors/8PM Music
The Yum Yum Tree
Chickens & Pigs
240 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033
Noon - 9PM
Kim Ware and the Good Graces
The BLT BLOCK
Julio "Jewels" Morales
Mikel K Poet
Silvia on the Ukulele
Lemonmnm ft. David Manpowsky
529 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Matinee EARLY SHOW
Music from 3PM - 9PM
TICKETS ONLINE ONLY
All Night Drug
The Young Antiques
Alyce Inversion Project
All Night Drug Prowling Wolves are a rock and roll band from Atlanta, GA featuring Tom Cheshire and Marlow Sanchez from the band Rent Boys. The band also features Ben Thrower on bass, Kelsey Wilson on drums, and Blake Rainey from The Young Antiques on second guitar. The band formed in 2006 and has put out two full-length albums. The Wolves initially got together and started writing original songs based on their love of reggae, late 70s punk and soul music. With all of the members busy with other projects and living in different cities, they only get together to do special reunion shows. This KMH Festival will surely be one of those special events.
ALL NIGHT DRUG PROWLING WOLVES PLAY KMH ATL 2022:
Sun March 13
A new and ultraviolet feather in LA’s cap, Adron is making waves with her timeless yet wholly unusual musical oeuvre. Raised in and recently transplanted from Atlanta, she’s a singer/songwriter entirely too rare to stay rooted in the American South; there’s very little of conventional America at all in this music. Her kaleidoscopic guitar work carries the influence of Brazilian eminences like Luiz Bonfá and Caetano Veloso, while her voice has the classic clarity and richness of Doris Day with the adventurousness of Joni Mitchell. She aims to distill the entire history and geography of pop music into her own alchemical creation; in her songwriting there’s careful structure, safeguarding the vintage pop nostalgia of the experience, but in the lyrics there’s play, humor, and a bare-hearted frankness that feels much too personal to come from anywhere but the present. She’s also a champion whistler, incorporating not just melody but even birdcalls into her productions, layered into a sonic backdrop evoking lush climes and opiate breezes. There’s no aggression in Adron’s world, no politics, no posturing - only space, sensation and sentiment.
Since the release of Water Music in 2017, a surprise tour opening for Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, and her subsequent move to Los Angeles, Adron has teamed up with co-producer and engineer John Hendicott in recording a new full-length LP to be called The Trickster, conceptually centered around psychedelics, love, loss, and the capriciousness of life’s journeys. An ode to Adron's year in pandemic lockdown, "Song About My Computer" came out in 2021. She's also teased a new, self-produced EP called Peru, recorded almost entirely in Adron’s bedroom (with drums and percussion coming from her long-time collaborator Colin Agnew in Atlanta). Early releases are popping up in Adron’s Patreon (patreon.com/adron), including a cover of Robert Wyatt’s “Alliance,” and a glimpse into a darker, more brooding corner of her mind. The Trickster and the Peru EP are expected in 2022, with Adron performing virtual livestream concerts on her social media platforms.
Adron’s official website: www.adronmusic.com
Adron on Instagram: @adronical
Adron on Facebook: facebook.com/adronmusic
Adron on YouTube: youtube.com/adronmusic
ADRON PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sun March 13
Young Antiques is a rock n' roll power trio from Atlanta, GA. Spin Magazine calls them "A triumph of ramshackle hooks" and American Songwriter calls them "A deep-south cross between Tom Petty and Elvis Costello."
Blake Rainey's literate-punk songwriting carries through on each and every album, and the propulsive band with bassist Blake Parris and drummer John Speaks reunited makes their latest album Another Risk of the Heart (Southern Lovers Recording Co.) their best yet, and features Chris Lopez (Rock*A*Teens), Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, Decemberists), and Tom Cheshire (West End Motel, ANDPW). They are currently in the studio working on a new album for 2022.
THE YOUNG ANTIQUES PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Sun March 13
Atlanta’s Album 88 favs The Yum Yum Tree reformed in 2019 after a 10 year hiatus to bring you “stuck-in-your head” catchy indie rock. TYYT were college radio darlings from 1999-2008 and wrote the theme song for Georgia Music Show. They were also on Creative Loafing’s Honor Roll for “Year End Best of” and The AJC’s “Best of Album Releases” in 2002. These old friends have brought together a mixture of old favorites as well as new material.
Andy Gish (bass/lead singer) co-founded Kimono My House in March of 2020 as a way to stay connected to her community, after having to cancel several shows due to Covid. Matt Harr (drums) and John McNicholas (guitar/vocals) round out The Yum Yum Tree.
THE YUM YUM TREE PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Friday March 11
Drummer-turned-songwriter Kim Ware started the Good Graces on a whim in 2006, after purchasing a beat-up acoustic guitar she named “Buzzy”. The songs quickly poured out of her, melodic stories set to three chords that she often didn’t know the names of. Since then, Kim and tGG have toured the east coast; paid musical visits to Texas, over to California, through the Midwest; and showcased at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, and LEAF, where Kim was a finalist and placed in the top three at the NewSong Singer-Songwriter Competition in 2019. She’s been praised as a “songwriter’s songwriter” as well as “an Atlanta treasure” by local musicians and press alike, with songs that blend the gritty realness of 90s-era alternative rock with the straightforward charm of country and folk.
Equally at home in listening rooms and dive bars, theaters and front porches, Kim and the band have shared stages with such renowned artists as Indigo Girls, Sierra Ferrell, The Love Language, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Granville Automatic, The Old Ceremony, and many others.
Kim is currently working on recording her 6th full-length album, with engineer/producer Jerry Kee (Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Polvo, Dex Romweber) of Duck-Kee Studios in Mebane, NC.
THE GOOD GRACES PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12
The Preakness is the shortest of the three races in horse racing's Triple Crown, and places a premium on brevity and economies of effort. The race itself usually clocks in at about the length of a pop song…Atlanta trio The Preakness has much in common with its racing namesake. Its trademark jangly tunes typically span the length of the fabled race, with no wasted notes.
What started as singer and guitarist Brandon Arnold’s simple song sketches – etched out over miles of audio tape – formulated into some seriously new nostalgia that made its way onto a vinyl EP and full length CD. All while honoring the original lo-fi aesthetic that makes you miss something the minute you hear it.
From dank basement tracking to semi-famed stages in the Southeast, the trio keeps the set tight, the pace dynamic, the rhythm fierce and the jokes unfunny. Bassist Tracy Clark’s affinity for space, unexpected placements and intentional behind-the-beat slack balances Drummer Tim Genius’s simultaneous tightness and thoughtful, controlled chaos. Clark and Arnold’s infectious harmonies are warm and familiar, calling to mind the work of hidden indie treasures like Versus and Eric’s Trip.
Never afraid to let arrangements careen into the noisier, more unpredictable territories, as a band the Preakness frequently draws comparisons to their like-minded forbearers – The Go Betweens, Sebadoh, and Guided by Voices – and its members wear these influences proudly.
THE PREAKNESS PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Friday March 11
Blackfoot Daisy is Don Sechelski, Wendy DuMond, and Tom Wolf. Based in Clarkston, GA, we write and play original Americana/Folk music with intelligent lyrics. We are a little haunted by the prairie, the wind, the shifting of tall grasses, the sound of crickets, and a lonesome train whistle drifting through the night. We harmonize like triplets, and bring the truth or at least our version of it.
BLACKFOOT DAISY PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Friday March 11
Blackfox is a ragged tale told in a burned-out brothel behind an abandoned church; folk forms wrapped in wire and soaked in bourbon. The songwriting and genre experimentation of veteran multi-instrumentalist and seer of visions Stacey Cargal rides on a carpet of sound built by a collection of longtime friends and scene-mates. The band works a mix of garage, blues, gospel and country-inflected songs and pushes them into new sonic territories with aspects of noise and space rock.
BLACKFOX PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12
Kenny Howes is an acclaimed singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist specializing in power-pop. Returning to Atlanta in 2012 after a ten-year absence, he formed Kenny Howes and The Wow, who have been melting faces at live shows ever since. This show is their first in two years.
KENNY HOWES AND THE WOW PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Thurs March 10
Jeff Evans is an Atlanta, Georgia singer/songwriter with 9 cds to his
name, recorded solo and with his like-minded compatriots, Chickens and Pigs, an amplified country blues dance band.
Women of both high and low morals have been known to frequent taverns, festivals and street parties where Chickens and Pigs ply their trade.
Jeff Evans from Chickens and Pigs is the founder of Blue Monday and regular series on Kimono My House.
CHICKENS AND PIGS PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Friday March 11
The Soogs have played in and around Atlanta since 1991, so at this point, they’re extremely well-practiced.
Their music has been described as The Pixies meets The Partridge Family, but it was only described that way once, and it’s hard to remember who said it. They’re currently pressing their second album, Level Terrace Apartment.
THE SOOGS PLAY KMH ATL 2022: Thurs March 10
Compartmentalizationalists are a band from America. Mitch Laue: bass, Sean Zearfoss: drums and Jeffrey Bützer plays guitar.
Their music is inspired by jazz and noise guitarists such as Marc Ribot and Sonny Sharrock as well as spaghetti westerns and other Italian film music. But because they like reverb and don't sing, people call them a surf band.
Jeffrey Bützer and the Compartmentalizationalists PLAY KMH ATL 2022:
Thurs March 10
Virginia Plane is Atlanta duo Mary O. Harrison and Tracy Clark, often joined by other collaborators in their mission to create melodic, minimalist, folk pop goodness.
Virginia Plane PLAY KMH ATL 2022:
Sun March 13 at 529
We are Lemonmnm. We're gonna be your friend. We've got David on guitar. Beth on keys. Tom's on baritone, Gary on bass and Jeff's back there on the drum throne. Sing with zest, twist to the beat. Not too tart, not too sweet. Take the lemon pledge, let's go over the edge.
DAVID MANPOWSKY IS ALSO THE PERSON WHO NAMED KIMONO MY HOUSE ON DAY ONE!
Lemonmnm PLAY KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12 at Wallers
Performing at festivals and porches as Silvia on the Ukulele, Silvia Medrano-Edelstein was born in the Philippines, trained as a chef in Hawaii, and became a master gardener in Atlanta. By day, she steams up the kitchen; by night she writes bluesy string-bending ukulele originals about passionfruit and cornbread.
SILVIA PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
Lars Nagel is a singer-songwriter formerly of The El Caminos. He has released 2 solo CDs: ‘Happy To Be Here’ & ‘American Honey’.
Lars is also one of the founders of the weekly BLT SHOW on Kimono My House
LARS NAGEL PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
Nerdkween (pronounced "nerd queen") is the stage name for the American singer/songwriter, composer, digital educator and coach, Monica Arrington, who is known for lo-fi recordings and minimalist style of electric guitar playing with added electronic noises.
She is also known for a wide range in vocal ability, from haunting and airy tones to gritty and country-like twangs. Her music is a part of the genres noise pop, lo-fi, slowcore or dream pop.
NERDKWEEN PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Fri March 11
John McNicholas considers himself an unlikely songwriter, in that his songs are character sketches of his life and the lives of his friends. "My songs can be as awkwardly personal as those by Juliana Hatfield, as tongue-in-cheek as those by Fountains of Wayne and Ben Folds and as vivid and descriptive as those by Pete Yorn and Dean Wareham," he says.
JOHN MCNICHOLAS PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Friday March 11
Tom Cheshire is a writer, poet, storyteller, painter, songwriter, dancer, and lover of life from New York City. These days he balances his time between NYC and Atlanta and the mountains of Tennessee.
Tom has put out 8 full-length albums with three different bands (Rent Boys, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, West End Motel) and is currently working on a solo album to come out in 2022. He along with Lars Nagel started the BLT SHOW on the Kimono My House Facebook page in 2020.
TOM CHESHIRE PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12 (BLT Host), Sun March 13 (ANDPW)
“Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck is an internationally known gospel and bluesman continuing the traditions of the early blues pioneers while adding his own Mudcat edge, resulting in one of Atlanta’s greatest treasures.” –Atlanta History Center
“The self-taught musician honed his craft busking on street corners and ferries from New York to New Orleans, and has gone on to tour Europe and play with greats like Dickey Betts, Taj Mahal and Derek Trucks. But perhaps his greatest influence as an Atlanta institution is his role as an ambassador for bridging the contemporary blues scene with the legacy of its forebears.” –Suzanne Van Atten for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MUDCAT PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
A native of Vermont, Daniel cut his teeth in the Burlington, VT punk rock scene of the 1990s. After moving south (Massachusetts) in 2000, Daniel has found homes in countless bands, both forgettable and unforgettable, from across the New England region.
A 15-year history and music teacher, Daniel teaches English and history to refugees and newcomers in the Worcester Public Schools and music lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Boston and Worcester areas.
A multi-instrumentalist, Daniel can be found squeezing punk rock, folk, klezmer, and minimalist melodies from his accordions, pianos and guitars at venues around New England and beyond. He takes requests, and sometimes even plays them.
Instagram: @danielgay1978 Facebook: danielgaycacophony
DANIEL GAY PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
Diane Coll was born in Chicago and grew up on a steady diet of 70’s AM/FM radio. Eventually, she felt the pull toward Georgia due to the vibrant music scene in Atlanta and Athens, the latter in which she fronted her band Rosary for a number of years. Although she has been writing and singing songs since childhood, she has a goldfish to thank for reigniting her passion for writing in 2017.
Diane also has the pandemic to thank for giving her the virtual stage of Kimono My House to share her melodic, lilting songs. Diane is currently working on her first solo album, co-producing with Lars Nagel and Daniel Groover.
DIANE COLL PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
Meet Troy Moore. A singer/songwriter from the boscage of Georgia, this musician has plugged into the melting pot of creativity & pressed record. Simplistically complicated and daringly experimental, it is a rarity to stumbleacross an artist that holds such conviction to the process of musical expression.
A multi-instrumentalist since 2007, Troy has produced a catalog of original works inspired by great predecessors before him. With the resonatingsounds of influence from such greats as The Beatles, Radiohead & Beck; the listener can effortlessly meld with the unfamiliar familiarity. Troy's eclectic style is further distinguished in his collaboration pieces with local & international artists from around the globe., all whilst holding true to his sentiment of "Music gives purpose, meaning, and beauty to life andthis is why I do what I do". Do give this lad a listen, it's soul food for the insatiably hungry at heart.
TROY MOORE PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Thurs March 10
C.J. Peters (North Carolina) was born an artist who loves to play Keyz, Guitarz, and write songs. Backing up his Mom onstage from the age of 7, music runs through his veins.
CJ PETERS PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sun March 13
Mikel K is a father, a grandfather, a poet and a memoirist. He was voted best Atlanta poet three years in a row by the readers of Atlanta's weekly newspaper, Creative Loafing.
MIKEL K POET PLAYS KMH ATL 2022:
Sat March 12
Tony Carollo is a singer/songwriter from Western North Carolina by way of Atlanta. A purveyor of Scuzz Folk, he often performs under the name Lost Cat.
TONY CAROLLO PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12
“He has the drawl of Townes, the depth of Cash and the rumble of Waits, but when all is said and done, Vic doesn’t sound like anyone but Vic.” Marc Micheal – The Chattanooga Pulse
“Vic is a songwriter’s songwriter; he doesn’t give a shit and understands that the only thing that matters at the end of the day is the song. I could name drop some fabulous legendary artists who I think Vic is in the same league with, but I won’t because he doesn’t need that. Come find out for yourself.” –Lars Nagel, Singer/Songwriter, Formerly of The El Caminos & The Ditch Diggers
VIC BURGESS PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12
Alyce Inversion Project is rich, seductive, primal rock-and-roll born in Atlanta
ALYCE INVERSION PROJECT PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sun March 13
My gig as a performer is to share my music and perhaps reach a few people who may relate. Although I began as a drummer, I enjoy combining guitar and harmonica. Songwriting has been my therapy since the early 70s.
BOB ROSS PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12
Julio Morales aka Jewels Morales, formerly as The Hooligan/BCP/Liquid Violence, Rocker, Roller, Wronger, Writer, Guitar Slinger, Street Singer. Here to save your souls in 2022.
JULIO MORALES PLAYS KMH ATL 2022: Sat March 12