Shonen Knife / White Mystery / Rambos
Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 8:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
When we hosted Osaka, Japan’s SHONEN KNIFE last year, they were touring behind Osaka Ramones, a 30 minute, 13 song collection of RAMONES covers – one minute of punk rock for every year of their existence. This year they return with their 18th release, a new studio LP Pop Tune, out via Good Caramel Records. The legend goes that SHONEN KNIFE formed in Osaka in 1981, spurred by singer/guitarist NAOKO YAMANO’s first encounter with a RAMONES record. It’s a familiar story, but much like their love for punk-rock, 30 years in SHONEN KNIFE show no sign of waning and it’s not hard to imagine them making addictive garage rock and kicking out the jams for a long-ass time. Ginger sibling duo WHITE MYSTERY have been very busy since their inception, releasing 7”s with Hozac and Whistler Records, self-releasing two LPs, pogoing with the kids on Chic-A-Go-Go, touring across the US and earning rave reviews from national and local publications – MTV, WBEZ, Vocalo, the Onion – and the list goes on. If you’ve seen them once, you’ll be singing along. Chicago garage-rock outfit RAMBOS makes their best attempt to get people moving through the scuzzy, cheeky tracks found on their debut LP, Rock and Roll Monsters.
Get a free mp3 download from Shonen Knife! After your purchase you’ll get a link to download "Pop Tune" by Shonen Knife. Enjoy!