MP3 Kennedy - Special K
6 MP3 Songs
POP: Party Pop, HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
"I once saw Kennedy play at Spaceland during his Maharishi, fire-eating, diet Red Bull and Ketamine phase. He snorted PCP on stage off of some hipster''s mesh trucker hat and then shot up cars in the parking lot!" -The Wall Street Journal
Born Jack Kennedy to a father named John Wayne, Kennedy is a true American. Clawing his way out of this pop culture abyss is Kennedy; singer, songwriter, M.C., rock star, motherfucker. Equal parts raconteur and provocateur, Kennedy is the consummate showman, a bit of PT Barnum, a dash of Woody Allen, a spoonful of Mark Mothersbaugh and a whole heaping helping of Dirk Diggler.
Kennedy has quickly become a favorite among LA''s hipster illuminati. In LA’s trendy Silverlake district, Kennedy can be found sharing the stage with Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, Elliot Smith, Diamond Nights, Tenacious D, Ozomatli, The Black Keys, Juliana Hatfield, Jimmy Eat World, and many other somewhat talented artists.
After being kicked out of L.A.’s Silversun Pickups for setting the singer’s sweater on fire, Kennedy was selected to open for Jon Brion at Café Largo in Los Angeles. Jon invited Kennedy to record at his studio with engineer Tom Biller (Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Sean Lennon.) The name-dropping doesn’t end there. Kennedy was spotted by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) while supporting Bloc Party and Elefant in London. Gordon demanded that Kennedy record at his London studio. Two tracks were recorded in one day and the rest is history. Gregg Alexander (New Radicals. Sophie Ellis Bextor, Santana) discovered his music in a café in Santa Monica and immediately flew him to London to record three tracks at Mayfair Studios with engineer George Shilling (My Bloody Valentine, Blur, Soup Dragons, Primal Scream.)