I stumbled upon the Knights of Monte Carlo quite by accident this past Summer while attending a concert featuring my wickedly talented friend Esza Kaye and the L.A. rock meets cirque sensation Powder at the Key Club. They were the last band on, which is always a crap shoot. All the same, we ordered coffee after having enjoyed dinner and gave them a shot.
Unexpectedly, this 1970’s lounge lizard meets Jimmy Buffet-on-a-beach vibe assembled itself on stage. I braced for an onslaught of cheese. Instead, I was blown away by incredible musicianship with only the most subtle hint of humor tossed into the mix. It was so good that if I closed my eyes I was certain Steely Dan was on the stage. I was instantly a fan along with most everyone else who had remained in the club.
The Knights Of Monte Carlo have since gone on to make believers out of hundreds of other Angelenos, establishing themselves as one of the best live music acts that must be experienced on a regular basis. (Just don’t call them a cover band!) Playing the ‘hard core soft rock’ of the 70’s with a country club ambiance, they have taken up residency once a month at the King King Hollywood with the Hollywood Yacht Club.
The next show is tomorrow night at 10 pm. It’s a $10 cover with the doors opening at 9 pm. Country club attire is encouraged so have fun with it! As a side note, Carson Daly will be filming this particular evening so if you want to avoid that you can check them out on March 18th.
*Insider Tip* Affordable parking available two blocks away at Hollywood and Wilcox.