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Kings Go Forth played Turner Hall Ballroom earlier this year. Their next Milwaukee show is at Summerfest on June 27.

Milwaukee music strikes "The New Yorker" and "Vanity Fair"

It seems even outside of this city, Milwaukeean Andy Noble is known as much for his originating role in Kings Go Forth as he is for his old soul, funk and R&B record collecting ways.

In this week's "The New Yorker," section Editor Ben Greenman tags along as Noble revels in a jovial album swap and debate with Good Records NYC owner Jonathan Sklute.

"Noble, who is thirty-four, went first: he switched on a turntable and played a mid-tempo song from the early seventies by a San Antonio-based soul group led by Charles Russell and his brother Raymond," Greenman writes.

Kings Go Forth played Austin's "South by Southwest" festival earlier this spring just before releasing "The Outsiders Are Back," the band's first LP on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. In the wake of these two showings plus a night at New York's Mercury Lounge, the 10 piece soul contingent is finally getting a taste of national hype well beyond the Midwestern region.

"The Outsiders Are Back" release snatched a review in Vanity Fair's "Buy It, Steal It, Skip It" music column back in April, garnering a definitive "Buy It" from music critic Bill Bradley.

Bradley writes, "If you're looking to dance away your pain, Milwaukee's Kings Go Forth will be your healer."

Find new dates added to the band's summer tour including shows at Summerfest, in Madison and Chicago. For a full tour schedule, check out the band's Web site.


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