Shonen Knife, (meaning "Boy Knife" in Japanese) is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simplistic lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal '90s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones and have recorded music for numerous films including the theme song to the popular "PowerPuff Girls" cartoon series.

Shonen Knife has toured worldwide playing their unique brand of rock, with extensive touring in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and more, the band is always moving forward and growing as a band with each and every release. SK's 20th album release entitled "Overdrive" was released in spring of 2014 followed by a wildly succesful UK, European and Japanese Tour to support the new album. The band has recently completed a 2014 North American tour including their 1000th performance in St. Paul MN on 9/16/14 !

PLRLS have made peculiar, colorful and angular music together since 2011. This music has been described as New Wave and/or Post Punk with a certain Operatic/Surfy twang. HAVE YOU SEEN MY FANCY PONY? Have you ever seen a fancy pony? Come celebrate the latest release from the band PLRLS. Stick around afterwards for the PLRLS real estate seminar! Identify the right deals to generate long-term cash flow in any economy. Learn ghoulish scare techniques to convince families to leave their homes and then you buy the house for a fraction of the original selling price. Find some rats, put them in a bag, then release them in the home you wanna buy. These techniques have always been successful and rich people swear by them. Would rich people lie? Maybe. Here's an idea. Put someone else's house on the market and sell it. Booya!! You're on easy street. It's all good. See you after the show for the PLRLS real estate seminar of a lifetime!!

Manners Manners

Manners Manners is a queer noise pop band from Baltimore, MD. Think Elvis Costello fronting the Breeders, backwards and in high heels.

Influences:
Amps, REM, Shudder To Think, Housemartins

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