Little did Kieskagato know that in 10 years, they'd be touring the
country with a band name that no one could pronounce [it's key - ska -
got- oh], and playing an amalgamation of indie-rock, jazz and latin
music that critics would describe as occupying "such a vast sonic scale
that it is hard to classify." Whether due to the initial group
dynamics, lots of hard work, or shear luck, Kieskagato has dramatically
morphed into one of the most unique, challenging, and musically
rewarding bands on the rise in America today.
Originally called Room 101, they found that nearly every city they
visited had another band called Room 101. Seeing trouble down the
road, a decision was reached to change the band name. Many hours of
thought and argument went into this, and in the end, founding member
Adam Schultz's wife's cat's name was the answer all could agree upon.
Kieska (the cat's name) is Russian, and Gato is Spanish for cat. Put
together, they are a pleasant piece of gibberish that does not
pigeonhole the music and that no other band will claim.
Band website: www.kieskagato.com