We’ve known Shonen Knife since MTV’s 120 Minutes was playing Tomato Head around ’94 or so. Fast forward 2 decades to the present and we’re playing a gig with them, it’s crazy! It was definitely our Gig Of The Year so far, and this time nobody stole the drummer either.
We already had the chance once to play with a Japanese girl band, which turned out to be an even weirder experience than we expected (see the story of the kidnapped bear here). Now we’ll have the chance to play with the ultimate Japanese girl band, Shonen Knife, on 17 Sept at the Durer Kert in Budapest, which is actually a prophecy from last year coming true:
So watch this Shonen Knife video and be there if you can!
Seven years ago we put up a show in Budapest for the Japanese female power-pop duo Yumi Yumi, who were backed by a plush bear named Naughty Bob on drums. (OK, it was a drum machine and Bob was sitting on top of it with drumsticks gaffer taped to his hands.) It was probably the most successful gig we have ever booked for a foreign band with over 200 visitors. The only problem was that Bob got stolen after the show. Continue reading