Shonen Knife / Heavy Cream / Tyler Jon Tyler
Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 10:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It's fitting that SHONEN KNIFE's most recent release, Osaka Ramones, is a 30 minute, 13 song collection of RAMONES covers - one minute of punk rock for every year of their existence. 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, SHONEN KNIFE show no sign of waning and it's not hard to imagine them making addictive garage rock and kicking out the jams - both the RAMONES' and their own infectiously catchy punk songs about fun, food and Barbie dolls - for a long-ass time. Joining in the Hey-Ho-Let's-Go-Three-Decades celebration is Nashville's HEAVY CREAM. They released their debut LP Danny on Empty Bottle favorites JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD'S Infinity Cat and have been on the road bringing their fast, fun and irresistible hooks across the nation ever since. Representing for Chicago, garage-rock trio TYLER JON TYLER return with the simple, melodic sub-3-minute pop songs found on their debut LP, out on Slow Fizz Records. The band has avoided the tropes of lo-fi garage fuzz in favor of an undeniably catchy, ramshackle approach and we're pleased to welcome them back to the Bottle tonight to open this SHONEN KNIFE party.