A typical Walker Kong listening experience conjures images of Johnny Marr and the Africa 70 rhythm section backing a hyperactive Edwyn Collins on a high-energy rendition of Jonathan Richman's "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar." While that may be enough for any pop music fan to have trouble wrapping their head around, Minneapolis' Walker Kong (formerly known as Walker Kong & the Dangermakers) is assuredly, first and foremost, a good-time, party, and dance outfit that isn't afraid to wax obtusely political every now and again. The band came together in Minneapolis in 1998, after Massachusetts College of Art students Jeremy Ackerman and Alexandra Reinhart (who were eventually wed) moved to Minnesota and met future Dangermakers Emily Cahill, Katie Kanwischer, and Sara Vargas. The only member of the fledgling combo with any real musical ...
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