Austin, Music, Pop Culture

Nothing Says Halloween Like a Karate Rock Band Wearing Prosthetic Limbs

My boyfriend has a band.

They’re called The Karate Kids.

They sing about the Karate Kid movies including the ill-advised remake starring Will Smith’s son.

They wear prosthetic limbs and perform each of their songs in the kicking crane position.

If this doesn’t sell you on them already, check out some of their songs. Side note- my boyfriend can’t sing. I will never tell him this and I hope you don’t either. It is a fact that he already knows and he doesn’t care. This is what I love about him: the determination to never give up and keep creating. Since he can’t sing, he ends up sounding like a cool higher-pitched Lou Reed/Leonard Cohen-hybrid.

Nicole Atkins (see below) played in the band for a few shows. Sissy Spacek likes them, and Bill Murray told them that he would go to one of their shows, but in truth, HE LIED and didn’t show up.

The Karate Kids are playing Halloween Night 9:15PM at East Austin’s non-douchey, two-steppin’ hipster hangout, The White Horse.

Details are here.

Hope to see you there!

Here are some visuals until then…

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  • Reply Christine from FLY FISH CHICK October 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    This is so fine I can hardly stand it. Am thrilled to know people are out there being creative and making something totally unique. I would be there in a HEARTBEAT….if I weren’t co-hosting a halloween party for 13 year olds then playing drill sargent to plow through homework and detox my kid from a sugar high


    • Reply hipstercrite October 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      hee hee! but halloween is fun with the kiddies anyways! halloween is best with kids!

  • Reply Shelley Seale October 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Pure brilliance. And I LOVE White Horse!

  • Reply Rachel November 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I was there and had no idea it was your boyfriend’s band. Fun stuff.

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