The Brass Kings perform in The Current studio

Bassist Brad Ptacek and guitarist Steve Kaul
Washtub bassist Brad Ptacek and guitarist Steve Kaul (Minnesota Public Radio / Mike Pengra)

Everything but the kitchen sink. That's what your stage looks like when The Brass Kings show up to play a gig. They haul in a washboard, part of a refrigerator door, an old washtub, some rope, a pole, and an arm load of various guitars.

That description came in handy when it came time to title their new record, "Washboard Rope Guitar." The Minneapolis band releases the disc with a performance at the Cedar Cultural Center the weekend of Feb. 29, 2008

Songs performed: "Bigville" and "Insurance Adjuster."