Saturday, May 31, 2014

[#JROCK] Shonen Knife U.S. Tour September 12 thru October 18th 2014

DATE: Sept. 12, 2014 - Oct 18 2014

PRICE: Varies on Venue

Shonen Knife (Japanese: 少年ナイフ Hepburn: Shōnen Naifu, literally “Boy Knife”) is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simplistic lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal ’90s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making “the international pop underground more international” by “opening it up to bands from Japan”. They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones.

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Shonen Knife “Overdrive” North America Tour 2014:

Fri 09-12 Brooklyn NY – The Wick
Sat 09-13 Buffalo, NY – The Music Is Art Festival
Tue. 09-16 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Thur. 09-18 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Tues 10-07 San Diego – The Casbah

Wed 10-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York(SHONEN KNIFE - RELOCATED TO THE BOOTLEG HiFi. Original tickets will be honored. New tickets available here:

Fri. 10-10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Sat. 10-11 Portland, OR – Dante’s
Sun 10-12 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Tue. 10-14 Boise, ID – Neurolux
Wed. 10-15 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
Thur. 10-16 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sat 10-18 St. Louis MO – Firebird
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA - 3st Street Pub
10/21 Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint

More dates will be announced soon