Damnably is very excited to present Shonen Knife
June 17th@The Brixton Windmill SOLD OUT
June 24th@The Brixton Windmill SOLD OUT
June 29th@Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes-Shonen Knife EXTRA London Show!
With Smallgang (London)/Sputniko!(London/Tokyo) & Damnably DJ’s and Special guests.
Bloomsbury bowling lanes,
Basement of Tavistock Hotel London,
5mins Walk from Russell Square, Holburn & Euston tube stations
Tel: 0207 183 1979
£7.50 Advance Tickets via Wegottickets http://www.wegottickets.com/event/51560 or £10 on the door.
SEE Tickets (real tickets posted to you)
Shonen Knife www.myspace.com/shonenknife
Shonen Knife are a super influential all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981, by sisters Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano. The Ramones loving food obsessed trio (with Michie Nakatani) effortlessly create kooky songs with upbeat infectious melodies and exuberant lyrics often about sweets and animals. The bands twenty-seven-year career has seem them tour the world with Nirvana (on the Nevermind tour), Sonic Youth, the BMX Bandits, and as part of Lollapolooza.
They also recorded sessions for John Peel, appeared on MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, 120 minutes, the Conan O’Brian show and even wrote “Buttercup (I’m a Supergirl)” for that for the hugely popular cartoon ‘The Powerpuff Girls’.
The band have a new Bassist (Ritsuko Taneda), a new album called ‘Super Group’ and have now decided to embark on a world tour again!
“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” Kurt Cobain
Plus support from
North London stylish art rockers just finished theirdebut album ‘labours’ and are exactly like ‘The Magic Numbers’ (but good and less beast like) being as the band is made up of rock siblings and a secretly married couple.They mine a silky baritone voiced Smog meets Dinosaur JR via the Go betweensand/Scott Walker kind of sound and set to break into your hearts this year and steal important bits.
Sputniko! (London/Tokyo) http://www.myspace.com/sputnikomusic
Sputniko! is a London-based Japanese cyber artist. She is a forth
generation mathematician, has her own MTV indents and just released her debut
DVD album Parakonpe 3000 on 360records in Japan! It is full of the crazy
Flash animation videos she created herself. Sputniko! is inspired by Laurie
Anderson, manga and modern technology and creates quirky post modern songs
exploring this bizarre world that we live in. She hosts her own children’s TV
show and has an uncanny ability to win over crowds of both adults and children-
when she is not wearing her ROBO-PENIS that is!
“Hiromi Ozaki is a computer programmer who becomes Sputniko! making music
with an armpit Wiimote called Wakki. Also a visual artist, her performances are
masterpieces of spontaneity, fun and most importantly, technology. We guarantee
you’ll be singing ‘The Google Song’ for months.” - Offset Festival 08
Plus Damnably DJ’s and Special Guest
Barguette Bardot (Toast Girl) Bread for limbs, toaster on her head and bright red hoovers for shoes? it's Toast Girl and her chain smoking European alter ego 'Barguette Bardot'-as featured on Japanorama! Toastgirl is a post-modern performance artist/J POP Star playing what might be her debut UK show! As Sputniko! said "Wow, 29th is going to be mental...!!"
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
Damnably is now a bit over 2 and a half years old and we have put on over 50 bands (often more than once) and frequently got gig of the week in Time Out, The Independent, and were even voted Club of the week in The Guardian! plus airplay and plugs on XFM/Radio One and Radio 6 from John Kennedy, Laura Laverne, Huw Stephens, Rob Da bank, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson.
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