Khruangbin is on a mission to add its name to a long list of legendary bands that have come out of the nation’s fourth-largest city.
In a lot of ways, Khruangbin is one of Houston’s most distinct bands. Made up of Laura Lee (bass), Mark Speer (guitar), and D.J. (drums), they began their unique musical odyssey in a small barn in Burton, Texas, a speck on the map that sits on U.S. Highway 290 between Houston and Austin.
Within this small town sat a barn, and it was here where Khruangbin developed their distinctive sound. That musical buffet contains such exotic ingredients as Thai funk and surf psych, which made Khruangbin (“engine fly” in Thai) a band that was instantly thrust on the radar of Texas music listeners.
With their sound pinned down, they needed a song that would be the fuel in their rocket, and the song that would deliver was 2014’s “A Calf Born in Winter,” a glorious tune that landed the band a deal with Night Time Stories, a subsidiary of Late Night Tales. From there, they recorded and released their debut LP, The Universe Smiles Upon You., which pays homage to the band’s long drives across East Texas.
If no one knew then who Khruangbin was, after that stellar release, they sure do now.
Their second LP, Con Todo El Mundo, will be released in two weeks, and to celebrate and promote this joyous milestone, Khruangbin will be hitting hitting the road to showcase their new, Texas Thai funk-tinged baby, starting in suburban Los Angeles on March 22 and ending in San Francisco on May 2.
Make sure you get your tickets to see this up-and-coming band in person, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
March 22 & 23 -- Highland Park (LA), CA -- Lodge Room
March 29 -- Dallas, TX -- Club Dada
April 2 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement East (Click here for tickets)
April 3 -- Atlanta, GA -- Terminal West
April 4 -- Asheville, NC -- Grey Eagle
April 5 -- Washington, DC -- Black Cat
April 6 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Rex Theater
April 7 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Underground Arts (Click here for tickets)
April 12 -- Cambridge, MA -- The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
April 13 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
April 17 -- Toronto, ON -- The Mod Club
April 18 -- Detroit, MI -- El Club
April 20 -- Chicago, IL -- Lincoln Hall
April 23 -- Denver, CO -- Bluebird Theater (Click here for tickets)
April 26 -- Seattle, WA -- Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
April 27 -- Vancouver, BC -- Fox Cabaret
April 28 -- Portland, OR -- Revolution Hall
May 2 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Fillmore