Also, read more Turning Japanese, Turning Japanese 2, Better in Japan, W♥M118: Big in Japan, Asian Invasion II: Japan, and Japan: Guitar Wolf, Otonana Trio, and Yoshiki.
Peelander-Z just announced their full nationwide tour for Metalander-Z. We previously saw them tour last year, and I noted that they didn't play that many songs from the album. I guess that was just the preview, I'm going to expect to hear more Metalander-Z on this upcoming show, because I have to tell you: their new album is good (if you like hair metal)!
We have been covering Peelander-Z since 2009 and we've seen them a million times. One thing is always a constant at their shows: fans have fun, dancing and singing and interacting with Peelander-Z. If you have never been to a show, you really need to check them out.
Peelander-Z On Tour:
03/18 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
03/19 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/20 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Cafe
03/21 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
03/22 Knoxville, TN @ The Bowery
03/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
03/25 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
03/28 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
03/29 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
03/30 Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge
04/01 Norman, OK @ Opolis
04/03 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
04/05 Kansas City, MO @ Middle Of The Map Fest
04/09 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/16 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
04/17 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04/19 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
04/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/22 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/26 Billings, MT @ Railyard
04/29 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
05/01 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
05/03 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
05/08 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/14 Providence, RI @ Fete Music
Good Charamel Records
I love Shonen Knife. The Osaka band announced their new album Overdrive to come out April 16th, 2014, via Good Charamel Records (for North America). The American market will get a yellow cover version, while the UK and Japan will get Green and Blue covers, respectively. The new album is said to be influenced by 70s rock.
Expect the all-girl trio to 'ride the rocket' to America sometime this year, after they play Europe and Japan, of course:
05/01/14 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
05/03/14 Handmade Festival Leicester
05/06/14 Whelans Dublin, Ireland
05/07/14 Dolans Limerick, Ireland
05/08/14 Crane Lane Theatre Cork, Ireland
05/09/14 Cathedral Quarter Festival Ireland
05/10/14 CCA Glasgow, UK
05/11/14 Electric Circus Edinburgh
05/12/14 Cluny Newcastle, Australia
05/14/14 Fleece Bristol
05/15/14 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
05/16/14 Sticky Mikes Frog Bar Brighton
05/17/14 Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, UK
05/18/14 Dingwalls London, UK
It's been Beatlesmania again this whole week in February, as Americans celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in America. I have previously mentioned, I didn't understand why this was "a thing". I've backtracked a little now: the Beatles experience in America is unique to our country and 50 years ago was indeed an important landmark in American music.
If you have nothing going on tonight (February 8th), head over to the Cake Shop in New York at midnight to catch The Clover, an all-girl band that exclusively just cover The Beatles' music. The Japanese band recently just played Freddy's Bar in NY as part of the Beatles celebration.
Details at cake-shop.com.
[ALL-FEMALE JAPANESE BEATLES COVER BAND]
$4, 12am-2am, 21+ (please bring your ID!)