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The Donuts ~ KeN

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, April 22
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm

**All shows 21+—valid ID required**

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

The Donuts present Seconds of Pleasure
The Donuts, Philadelphia’s premier pub rock outfit, formed in 2001 after meeting at an AC/DC show.  They have since released six critically acclaimed albums and shared stages with Richard Lloyd (ex Television), the Plimsouls, and the Flaming Groovies among others.  In 2018, they performed Rockpile’s legendary Seconds of Pleasure lp in its entirety at a sold out show at Kung Fu.  Since then they have composed answer songs to the Rockpile originals, calling the project The Pleasure of Seconds.  They look forward to pairing these answers with the originals in a one-off pub rock celebration at Kung Fu.

Sinners: come worship at the altar of KeN! The gods of rock are female! Influenced by waning moons, booze, the concept that music is math, and the urban shadows, KeN channels Philadelphia’s grit and spit to shape their songs in the cauldron of rock. Formed in the early 1990s, KeN’s history has included shows with such greats as the Psychedelic Furs, Mike Watt, Alice Donut, The Makers, Scrawl, Burning Brides and Ben Folds Five. KeN has been described as “sweetly bitter punk love anthems” (Jill McDowell, Philadelphia Weekly); “estro-gin power collective” (Joey Sweeney, Philadelphia Weekly); “straight-up-shoot-from-the-hip-rock-outfit” (Julie Gerstein, Philadelphia Weekly); “a strange world where everything sounds fine and its OK to fly off the handle” (Eric Wareheim, Rockpile); and “Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! With a capital A, A, A!!” (Alex Baker, artist, skate punk and Philly man-about-town). KeN released their first full-length, Parade of Sinners, in July 2005. In November 2006, KeN’s Parade of Sinners won “Best Punk Album of the Year” at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. KeN’s second album, Silky Smooth Destruction, was released in 2009.