The Kids of Widney High are on their West Coast Tour and will be in Portland tomorrow performing at Backspace. Before that performance, they will be at Floating World.
This very special tour—the first time that many of the Kids, all coming from poverty-stricken families, have had an opportunity to do any kind of traveling outside of Los Angeles—will be completely documented by a film crew that has been chronicling the Kids for the better part of the last decade. This tour will be the culmination of such documentation, with a feature documentary about the Kids set for release later this year.
For the first time over their rise to international underground fame, the KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH are embarking on a full-fledged tour up the West Coast. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, the world-famous KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH are a group of young adults with developmental disabilities who write, record, and produce their own unique brand of rock music.
Compared in the past to Daniel Johnston and Wesley Willis, the Kids have four albums out to date, have been covered by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Aquabats, and Osaka Popstar (comprised of members of the Ramones, the Misfits, and Black Flag), and have worked closely with such musical luminaries as Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and rock legend Jackson Browne. They were also prominently featured in the hit comedy THE RINGER alongside Johnny Knoxville and Katherine Heigl.
The KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH are here to prove that they are far more than a gimmick, far more than merely just "the world's only disabled rock band." They're here to stay and are ready for a whole new chapter in their illustrious career. They are ready at long last to enter into the mainstream.
As Kids singer/songwriter Cain Fonseca says, "After we take over the world, I'm going to learn how to play the bass."
WHO: Kids of Widney High
WHAT: Art reception and reading
WHEN: Thursday, July. 10th, 6-8PM
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209