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Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

May 23rd 2019 @ Het Bos

Antwerpen, Belgium
I Was There
About Shonen Knife
Genres:
Punk Rock
Band Members:
Naoko, Atsuko, Risa, Naru, Ritsuko
Hometown:
Osaka

When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.”Kurt Cobain



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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
8:00 PM
Het Bos
5-7 Ankerrui, Antwerpen, Belgium
SHONEN KNIFE ALIVE! Europe 2019
“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” - Kurt Cobain
SHONEN KNIFE - from Osaka, Japan - formed in 1981 by sisters Naoko & Atsuko, long before terms like ‘riot girrrl’ and ‘girl rock’ entered the lexicon, the all-female trio were happily snapping guitar strings to the sound of imported Ramones covers. Like fellow cult Japanese girl group The 5,6,7,8s, Shonen Knife have weathered decades of musical change by adhering to what they know best: belting out their own infectious brand of feelgood pop-punk. Over the last 37 years they might not have packed out out stadiums but have been credited as a huge influence on alt rock acts from Sonic Youth to Nirvana Despite years on the road, their enthusiasm for live performances remains a joy to see as they delve into an extensive back catalogue ranging from solid thrash rock through to hit parade melodies. But key to their success has been a disarming, often slightly surreal, take on their punk and rock influences - and with songs titled Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner could they ever be accused of taking themselves too seriously?
+ PEUKSoms kan het simpel zijn: Nele, Jacques en Dave zijn PEUK. Elk apart doen ze nog vanalles (misschien zeggen Evil Superstars, Millionaire of Heisa u iets?), maar samen staan ze garant voor pisnijdige sludge pop met een stevige Riot Grrrl aan het hoofd. Naam en faam werden verworven met een jaar van zinderende optredens en een in recordtempo uitverkochte EP, nu volgt de titelloze debuutplaat op Fons Records (release 18 januari). Nauwelijks op een dag op een tape gebraakt, ruw en onbespoten zoals al de beste rock 'n' roll. Denk aan een vroege Cat Power die de versterkers van Sonic Youth even mag lenen en beslist ze niet terug te geven.
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About Shonen Knife
Genres:
Punk Rock
Band Members:
Naoko, Atsuko, Risa, Naru, Ritsuko
Hometown:
Osaka

When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.”Kurt Cobain



Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-fe...
Read More