Published on December 1st, 2012 | by vopro0
The karma Kicks
Three longtime friends Dave Abbott, Andy Vogl and Andy Arvidson have teamed up to form The Karma Kicks, a blues/folk-rock powerhouse that is already turning heads in the Twin Cities music scene. The trio released their self-recorded and self-titled EP, “The Karma Kicks,” and recently showcased their talent locally at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall, drawing a crowd of over 180 people. Like the bastard child of The Pixies and The Black Keys, The Karma Kicks bring a high level of energy and excitement to a scene that seems to have forgotten how to have fun. “We all grew up together in high school and used to throw parties where all of our bands played together. Back then, everything was about partying, having fun, staying out late and challenging authority. I think that still comes through now in our music and live performances, we just want everyone to have a good time,” said guitarist/vocalist/bassist Andy Vogl. The Karma Kicks are not short on talent, either. Each member plays multiple instruments, and you can expect them to switch several times throughout a set. Abbott plays lead and rhythm guitar, bass, and sings lead vocals as well as backup harmonies. Vogl will also sling the bass over his shoulder and sing harmonies on one track, but will find himself strumming lead guitar and singing lead vocals on another. Arvidson mans the drums, but also belts out lead vocals and harmonies on several songs and has been known to occasionally swoon crowds with his jazz keyboard and melodica stylings.
The Karma Kicks