Father John Misty – Monday July 24 2017 at Recital Centre, Southbank.
Kokomo went to church once. Expecting to see a crying black Jesus, flaming wooden crosses and middle-aged Italian women in conical bras, there was no dancing, and sure as shit there was no goddamn Pepsi. Luckily, everyone’s favourite religious deity and smooth ladies’ man Father John will glide into town soon to croon his overly wordy songs about the fucked up state of the human race and with any luck and praise be, not drive everyone towards madness or worse still – organised religion. BYO Pepsi.
Lemon Twigs – Tuesday July 25 2017 at The Curten, Carlton.
Do they sound like Big Star? Beach Boys? Todd Rundgren? The Beatles? Carnival oompa loompa? All of these? None of these? Kokomo dunno. But Koko is impressed by the teenage D’Addario brothers’ genre transcending, impeccable cheekbones and testicle squashing high-kicks. Add to this some thrift store Bowie threads and their pure toned angelic harmonies and it’s all these talented purple-panted children can do to remind Koko what a jaded old failure he is.
America – Wednesday July 26 2017 at Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Kokomo is cultured as fuck. Politics aside, he fancies highbrow American culture like Twinkies, 1980s hair metal and 64 ounce Big Gulp sized Budweiser. And when America the musical group comes to town, Kokomo has no choice but to embrace America the cultural phenomena. As the band tear through stone cold soft rock Gold 104 classics like Sister Golden Hair and You Can Do Magic, Koko will tear his sleeves off and proudly don his Uncle Sam top-hat and tails while he wields his 2×4 just like Hacksaw Jim Duggan did in Wrestlemania 7. Here’s to Macho Man Randy Savage running for office in 2020?
XoXo – Kokomo