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King Black Acid Creates Psychedelic Wonderland in Caterpillar Queen

Music video or not, “Caterpillar Queen” by indie alternative rock band King Black Acid invites listeners into a murky world of psychedelia.

Given the context of the video, one might theorize that King Black Acid believe the song to be a metaphor to be a kind of scientific process the band goes through in order to find interesting new discoveries musically and lyrically.

Although that is a conjecture, the facts do show that “Caterpillar Queen” is a rhythmic cinematic pop track mixed by Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead, Beck, Father John Misty). We theorize it is the lead single from the band’s album The Rainbow Lodge, newly released on Cavity Search Records / Mazinga Records. We hypothesize that if you’re a fan of Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Cage The Elephant or Flaming Lips that you’ll want to hear all the King Black Acid You can get your hands on. 

“King Black Acid is a collective of musicians arranged and orchestrated by founding member Daniel Riddle. Daniel’s projects have toured and shared stages with Elliott Smith, Nirvana, Low, Moby, Sonic Youth, The Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Dead Moon, Menomena, The Fugees, Arctic Monkeys, Spacemen 3, and quite a few others. King Black Acid’s music can be heard in movies and television shows such as CSI Miami, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, UnderWorld III Rise Of The Lycans, The Mothman Prophecies, WitchBlade, Dream With Fishes, Do Me A Favor, Phoenix, MTV’s Real World, CNN Sports and many others.”

“Caterpillar Queen” can be found on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify. You can (and should) buy The Rainbow Lodge on vinyl with all the digital perks via Bandcamp.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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Betty Who, headliner of Kinetic Presents Pride Month event

Zach Renovátes, Kinetic Presents: In the Name of Love For All

As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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