Kevin K plays Emerald Bar as a part of Antiwarpt 2011./Photo by: Ray Roa
5:25 p.m. – Kevin K – Emerald Bar
Instead I gulped down that brewski and took the short hike back to Emerald where Mr. Kevin K was kicking things off in style. Living proof that tattoos do look cool in old age, Mr. K made it clear that the kids these days really did fuck up this whole punk-pop thing. The man spent the late 70’s in NYC-outfit, The New Toys, and opened for the likes of The Ramones, Dirty Looks, and Pat Benetar so he knows what he’s doing. Exhibiting amazing musical dexterity throughout the entire set, K – along with his bassist and drummer – were in complete control of their rockabilly/blues influenced set and left the Emerald crowd with some sage advice: “Have fun,” he said, “but don’t get too fucked up and pulled over by the police.” Point taken.