Nov 13 2017

MY BIRTHDAY SHOW! @The Rec Room – Calgary

Really appreciating all the love on my new video for Carry On! (Click for link)

This Saturday I’m playing a show for my birthday! The awesome people at The Rec Room decided to host this one for me, so we’re going to celebrate my 35th with a Hippedy Hoppin, Party rockin’ Eargasm of live music. Opening the show will be my boy Zach Taylor, then A.Y.E. and the Extraordinary Gentleman, and finally I’ll be headlining with my band! Yep! 2nd time you get to see me play with a drummer and guitarist with myself on keys!

it’s Free! Show starts at 9pm. CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

King Dyl Event


Oct 27 2014

Doomsday Returns – is Drinkognito DC Show’s best release ever?

Sometimes it’s pretty hard to build hype for a band that hasn’t been active together for around 6 years. Let alone a group that never really “made it” anywhere outside of Local Music status. But after years of trying different things with my solo thing, playing in a Rock Band, and whatever collaboration came my way… The DC Show’s “Drinkognito” CD release party on Saturday night felt like we were bigger than we EVER were.

Maybe it was because I’ve been talking about it for almost a year, maybe it was because of the Never Heroes Music video I released, maybe it was because we hit #43 in the Itunes Hip Hop Charts on day 2 of our release, maybe it was because of the Calgary Herald article…

Oh yeah, In case you missed it, we were in the Calgary Herald on Saturday morning, thanks to an awesome interview with Mike Bell over lunch and beers. Read This Shit

To sum it up, on Saturday evening at Vagabond Beerworks We were able to round up a whole shitload of people to come out and party with us, thanks to all our friends, family, and fans, not to mention Iron Lion and his crew of supporters, and Lyka Fox who seem to impress everyone they play for!

Our friends at FYFC.ca Podcasts also have been helping us build some hype by inviting us on their show for a few fun times, including drinking and chatting about the album, and our influences and just regular, everyday awesome shit.

After our show, they posted this review of their DC Show CD Release experience, because they are fuckin awesome and they like to do awesome shit.

Next Sunday, Nov. 2nd, we will be hitting up DJ Cosm’s show Mental Illness on CJSW 90.9FM at 4pm for a little interview and music. If you wanna turn off Drinkognito for a moment during that time to flip on the radio, that would be an acceptable excuse.

It’s now late Sunday night (early monday morning), we’ve had a day to relax and count our blessings, and I’m going to go to bed, back to my “real” job for another work week, but still flying high from the amazing feeling this weekend that took years to build up, and we will try to keep our wings flapping into the new year!

-King Dylan on behalf of GQ, MC Mossberg, and Buttnz
The DC Show

DC Show Herald


Nov 15 2013

A Million and None words…

“Do I have nothing good left to say? Do I need Whiskey to start fuelling my complaints?”
-City and Colour “The Death Of Me”

Writers block is a funny thing. I always try and write regardless of whether it’s “good” or if it’ll ever be “published” or not. But I still consider shitty writing to be writers block. Shitty as in, unoriginal, unimaginative, not from the soul, meaningless, uninspired, etc. I remember the days when I could write numerous (full) songs in a day or less. Granted, some needed editing and some were good where they stood, but as a younger, more angsty, youth I felt compelled to say things regardless of consequence. These days my filter keeps me slightly more reserved. Maybe it’s for the better. Maybe not. Lord knows I don’t need to spout off any more stupid ignorant shit…. and then sometimes I just think it’s me getting distracted from having way more things on my mind.

Currently I have an instrumental that is a work in progress looping on repeat over and over, and I suddenly was reminded of my most recent release “Neck Tie” and realized I hadn’t shared it on my site yet. Ironic because I think my thought process reminded me of it, due to the fact it was the first song I’d completed in about 10 months. and here I sit, stuck again with nothing to say. Or rather, a million things on my mind and no single direction.

I’d love to be able to focus at the moment, but I need to post this video so it’s one thing I can cross off my list of To-Do’s before I pile on 800 more. I really hope you enjoy it. Lots of people have sent me some really amazing messages regarding it, some people say it’s awesome, have purchased it on itunes and tell me it gives them goosebumps…. others say it’s disrespectful to the subject (but hey what goes around comes around?!)

I would love to know what you think, so feel free to leave feedback on the YouTube Comments, share it, and repost it in your blog or Facebook or wherever.

To anyone asking or concerned – No, I’m not gonna hang myself. It’s metaphorical to the subjects last name. Hope you like it! KING DYLAN – NECK TIE (Official Video)


Feb 6 2013

NEW ALBUM +VIDEO “Looking For the Sun” – Feb 19th

Hey everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve updated this page, but I’ve got good news!

If you haven’t been staying up to date through my Facebook or Twitter or Instagram then I should probably let you know that I have a brand new album + music video that will be available February 19th through my online store and itunes, amazon, spotify, etc.

I’m really excited about this album, my singing has gotten better so i’m proud to show off some of my new skills. Hahaha. the first single “Blind man” will be available to view on youtube at midnight (MST) Feb 19th

So far I have TWO CD Release parties:

EDMONTON
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
The Haven Social Club
Doors at 8pm
Advance Tickets available HERE

CALGARY
Friday, March 1st, 2013
The HUB (Mount Royal Bar)
Doors at 9pm
Advance Tickets available HERE

And I will also be showcasing in TORONTO for Canadian Music Week

TORONTO
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Annex WreckRoom
9pm (that’s when I go on stage)
$10
Advance Tickets available HERE

Calgary CD Release Party
Edmonton CD Release Party


Aug 30 2012

90.3 AMP ROCKSTAR $200,000 Contest!

It’s been an exciting summer! After playing a few fun shows with some awesome local Calgary rock bands, I received some of the most exciting news yet!

90.3 AMP RADIO has awarded me with a $10,000 Career Development package and Selected me to compete for another $200,000 on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th! The “AMP ROCKSTAR” event is a live Battle of the Bands sorta thing, and is held at Mount Royal – Wyckham House. I need your attendance to help me win! And if you come, wear your KING DYLAN T-shirt (if you have one! – If you don’t I will have some at the show!) ROCKSTAR Poster GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!


Feb 14 2012

“Dinosaurs On Broadway” CD Release Parties + “Still Lonely” Valentine’s Day Music Video

I’ve decided to do two releases for my new album. One 18+ (March 9th at Dicken’s) and one ALL AGES (March 10th at The New Black). Check out the posters
18+
All Ages

And if you wanna check out a new song from the upcoming album, check out my Valentine’s video here: “STILL LONELY”


Jan 20 2012

“Moves Like Jagr” Video + All Ages Show Feb 4th

So if you haven’t seen it yet, Me and Graham Furber from Broken Ride Did a Parody of “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and it is getting bigger and bigger on youtube after only 1 day. Check it out! “Moves Like Jagr” on youtube

Also, I’m having my next King Dylan show on Saturday, Feb. 4th at The New Black Center, in Calgary, AB with Headliners Crystal Kid, Go For The Eyes, and Andrew F. Starts at 7pm and tickets are $10. Send me an email if you want to get them from me! booking@kingdylan.com

Crystal Kid - All Ages poster

Also, stay tuned for my “Dinosaurs on Broadway” CD release parties in Calgary (All Ages – March 10th @ The New Black and 18+ March 9thth @ Dicken’s Pub)


May 31 2011

I Like Nickelback… So what?

I think the video speaks for itself! It comes with a FREE download!

Click HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zEb-Qb_Xb4

ENJOY!
Live footage is from Swollen Members/Moka Only show May 27, 2011


May 11 2011

SWOLLEN MEMBERS & MOKA ONLY – Friday, May 27th

Swollen Members Poster
Looks like I’m opening up for Juno-Award Winners Swollen Members, reuniting with their buddy ol’ pal Moka Only for ONE SHOW ONLY.

and it’s in Lethbridge @ The Stone. Friday May 27th.
Show starts at 9pm. $30 Advance Tickets
BUY ‘EM ONLINE @ www.ticketweb.ca – JUST CLICK THIS LINK http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3689695

Well… I’m excited that Swollen Members is the first “big” show I get to open for, since they are great Canadian Hip Hop veterans!! Let’s rock it!

Swollen Members Poster


Mar 28 2011

NOW BOOKING FOR SPRING/SUMMER!

Be excited! More King Dylan shows coming this summer! STAY TUNED

I’m working on a few ridiculously cool collaborations as well… One BIG BIG massive one with a few names from Calgary that will be unreal… Can I tell you? Should I tell you? FINE, since you twisted my arm… Transit, Ricca Razor Sharp, and Makeshift Innocence… all on a track with King Dyl! Produced by King Dyl (me, of course!)

If you are interested in booking me, do not hesitate to ask and we can work something out! Email me for bookings: micacidyl@hotmail.com

I’ve also joined twitter, and it’s kinda fun! add me @TheRealKingDyl

I’ve uploaded a couple videos lately including my “I Still Fly” collabo with MOKA ONLY (If you don’t know him, Google it!), check out my Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/HippyDyl

Thanks again for checkin out my page!