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Tour name: SHONEN KNIFE ‘OVERDRIVE TOUR’ @ THE RUBY LOUNGE
Formed in Osaka 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to the heights of touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands.
Favourites of Kurt Cobain, John Peel, Thurston Moore, Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Gideon Coe, Jen Long, Radcliffe & Maconie, Steve Lamacq, Ruth Barnes & Jonathon Ross, Shonen Knife remain the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Live, they are a tight rock machine punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, each song coated with their distinctively life-affirming quirky magic. As as they fast approach their 1000th gig, Shonen Knife's joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says 'Let's Rock!'
"When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert." Kurt Cobain.
“Rocks like Motorhead designed by Hanna-Barbara.” Uncut
"The Osaka Ramones, you must concede, still have it." BBC
"There are two types of people: those who enjoy thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those who have something wrong with them." Independent 8/10
"For an incredible 31 years Shonen Knife have been pumping out prototype riot grrrl, thrashing together early punk sounds with pop melodies." Music OMH 8/10
"Irrepressible slice of bounce-along indie-pop. Beguiling." Stewart Lee / Sunday Times
"They know how to rock - Japanese punk pop at its best." Steve Lamacq / 6Music
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Price: £11 adv
More info: http://crd.fm/46K