KYNG originated in January of 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. by bassist Tony Castaņeda, singer/guitarist Eddie Veliz, and drummer Pepe Clarke Magaņa. The three decided to come together and start a project that could incorporate all of their musical influences into one sound; that sound was a combination of classic rock fortified with modern, hard rock styles creating the new sound of California heavy music. KYNG drew inspiration from legendary bands such as Black Sabbath, Pantera, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, and The Who; combined them with modern influences as diverse as Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Down; and evolved, from a very heavy and aggressive proposition, into a unique, universally appealing rock sound with heavy intonations. "We decided to form a band that would be able to take the shape and form of anything on the scene to maintain a cross-over ability and ended up with a sound that does exactly that." KYNG's purpose is to be the next big band with appeal to a vast audience, but reaching our demographic through the heavier side of the commercial spectrum; breaking new ground using classic vocals of rock meshed with powerful guitar riffs and a versatile and aggressive rhythm section. KYNG's drive and desire to succeed will undoubtedly continue to take their music to new levels which will showcase their ability to evolve with the market, but never lose their identity.
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!