The Chicago Vibe


King Krule Preview

Meghan Boyle | October 2017

On Monday, October 30th, King Krule will be returning to Chicago for the first time in four years to perform a sold-out show at Metro (18+) as part of his two-month-long US/UK/European tour.


King Krule is one of several monikers used by British singer-songwriter Archy Marshall. He has many musical projects, but King Krule is undoubtedly the most well-known. Under the King Krule alias, Marshall performs slow indie rock that is influenced by hip-hop and jazz. King Krule’s first studio album, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon,” was released in 2013 and includes hits such as “Easy Easy” and “A Lizard State.”


The second and newest King Krule album, “The Ooz,” was released just last week on October 13th. Clocking in at over an hour for its 19 songs, the album has been called a “blessing” for fans, who have been waiting for new King Krule material for years. Singles from The Ooz include “Czech One,” “Dum Surfer,” and “Half Man Half Shark.”


If you thought you wouldn’t mosh at a King Krule show, you may have thought wrong: the opening act will be Show Me the Body, a hip-hop-influenced hardcore band from Brooklyn, New York. The band is on the rise and is beginning to stray from their typical punk audience—they played Coachella this past summer and donated the money to charity.

There’s no better way to spend your night before Halloween than at Metro with King Krule and Show Me the Body. Doors open at 8:00 PM, so make sure to be there early if you want a good spot! The opening act will take the stage at 9:00.