This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ).
The Konks occupy some lovable garage-rock space between The Cramps and The Kingsmen. If you’ve ever listened to The Nuggets box set and wished there was a band doing that today, this is it. The singer, Kurt Konk plays just two “lousy” drums — a snare and a floor tom — propped up on milk crates. The guitar player is missing a finger. All of this is documented in their anthemic theme song “29 Fingers” (“29 fingers, only six are thumbs; we’re The Konks, and we don’t care!”) You may have even played this song yourself on Rock Band!
Here is video of The Konks playing “29 Fingers” I took at a show a while back: