Sunday, August 05, 2012

Shonen Knife @ 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis

An incredible show. The band was in top form, and as an added bonus, original drummer (and later bassist) Atsuko was working the merchandise table! She sold me a button (pictured).

Aside from the kitsch factor that Shonen Knife brings to their act, they are an honest to goodness pure punk/pop band in the old school tradition of their heroes The Ramones. Shonen Knife writes simple, catchy tunes and then bashes the hell out of them onstage. The 4 or 5 songs they played from their new album, Pop Tune, were some of the strongest in the set.

An incredible night for sure.

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