Wednesday, December 11, 2013
From Osaka, Japan comes legendary purveyors of pop-punk awesomenses, Shonen Knife. These ladies love 60s girl groups, The Beach Boys and The Ramones and these influences shine through their music.
"Pop Tune" is their latest - and 18th - release. The current line-up is lead vocalist Naoko Yamano, bassis Ritsuko Taneda and drummer Emi Morimoto.
Opening the show is the brotehr-sister act White Mystery from Chicago and Portland's Whip Hands.
IF U GO:
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $10, 18-plus
Osaka, Japan's legendary pop-punk ladies Shonen Knife play SPACE Gallery. Influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Beach Boys and most especially The Ramones, Shonen Knife are pure rock and roll fun. On Pop Tune, the group's 18th studio release, founding member/lead vocalist Naoko Yamano, backed by Ritsuko Taneda on bass and Emi Morimoto on drums, delivers crunchy guitar driven confections, songs about life, fantasy and food. Joined by Chicago's White Mystery, the ferocious brother/sister rock act of Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White. Young and raw, Portland's Whip Hands open.Tweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.