Carré Callaway was already making an impression at the age of 13, when she started playing guitar. All self-taught. The Denver, CO native was ready to take on the world, and by 17 was already opening for Nine Inch Nails during their 2005 With Teeth tour.
But, as one might imagine, such an early, highly-concentrated exposure to the music industry proved to be a pretty intense, stressful experience for the young songwriter. A lot was happening for Callaway in a short period of time. She decided to step back, regroup for awhile, and really find her voice. This was the emergence of Queen Kwong – all rock, no nonsense. She prefers a style that’s unabashedly aggressive without being preoccupied with musical perfection. It’s got to be a bit flawed to keep it real. She’s more concerned with the immediate raw power in the music, not the special effects in the guitar pedals or the mic.
Make sure you catch Queen Kwong at her show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage. It’s one of those raging triple-bill shots with local bands Megafauna and Burning Avalanche. A night of rawk to remember. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.