Shonen Knife Perform At Vinyl Las Vegas, August 25


Shonen Knife perform at Vinyl Las Vegas in support of their recently released album, ‘Sweet Candy Power.’ Currently on their 2019 Sweet Candy Power North American Tour, the band are scheduled to perform in over 20 American cities throughout the year. Check out their music video for their song, ‘Sweet Candy Power,’ below.

Shonen Knife is an alternative rock band formed in Osaka in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groupspop 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 1990s alternative rock bands such as Sonic YouthNirvana, 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.

Performing at Vinyl Las Vegas, August 25. More info.

Jorge Lara