Thursday, July 22, 2010

A KISS COULD BE DEADLY @ The Continental Room

Lauren Baird of A Kiss Could Be Deadly
Lauren Baird of A Kiss Could Be Deadly play The Continental Room in Fullerton.
photo by picksysticks

by JPegg

The last hurrah has come for A Kiss Could Be Deadly. After a few years on “hiatus,” of mainly dispersing into other bands, AKCBD reunited for a few shows and an EP release. Farewell is the sad but appropriate title of their new EP consisting of their remaining unreleased catalog of music, including “The Metro” ( Berlin cover), along with a few favorites remixed. Hosting their final two live shows were The Continental Room (Friday, July 16) in Fullerton , and on the following night at Mission Tobacco Lounge (Saturday, July 17) in the band’s hometown, Riverside . A Kiss Could Be Deadly has breathed its last breath and now only the music remains.

The real possible reason for this short reuniting and release may be to raise money for new equipment for Electric Valentine. This is Lauren Baird and Chris Qualls’ current electo-synth band that came about after A Kiss Could Be Deadly first went dormant. What happened was, a few months ago, the duo’s studio was broken into and their recording equipment along with hard drives full of ideas and hard work suddenly disappeared. EV is humbly asking their supporters for donations to bring the music back the band. To help via PayPal, their address is

Hopefully the short spark revival of A Kiss Could Be Deadly will be able to somehow save the critically wounded life of Electric Valentine. It is always good to see differences set aside when a friend, or band, is in need. EV’s new body of work may be gone for now, but their heart, and supporters, will not let them give-up. Interestingly enough, they are in the process of releasing an acoustic EP. Could this be because of the lack of equipment? It is expected to include a new song and acoustic renditions of three of their popular dance tracks.

Maybe this post is more about the recent activities of vocalist Lauren Baird and synth operator Chris Qualls, which is their position respectively for both of these bands.

The following is a live performance of A Kiss Could Be Deadly at The Continental Room performing “I Can Be Your Anti-Hero, Baby” off their new Farewell EP.

A Kiss Could Be Deadly set list for Friday, July 16, 2010 @ The Continental Room: 1.) And So It Ends, 2.) I’ll Be Your Ant-Hero, Baby, 3.) The Exit, 4.) Damage Control, 5.) Poison IV, 6.) I Wrote You A Love Song, 7.) The Metro (Berlin cover), 8.) The Book, Not The Feeling, 9.) Midnight Romance.