King Washington (reviewed in this issue’s New Music Critiques area) will headline a tour in early May, then follow up in late May as support for Denny Laine & Peter Asher. Finally, in August they begin a residency at the Rockwood Music Hall in N.Y.C. According to Rapt Magazine, “King Washington is a throwback to when rock & roll was a songwriter’s game.” With complex harmonies and unique chord progressions, the band are often compared to the Beatles. Their first album The Gears was funded entirely by their fans via a Kickstarter campaign and was recorded over a 12-day, finger-blistering stint at Exchange Studios in Milwaukee. Their latest full-length is The Overload. For more, visit kingwashingtonmusic.com.