Shonen Knife’s front girl Naoko was inspired to form the band by Beatles,Ramones, Buzzcocks etc. in Osaka on December 30, 1981. The origin of the band name is an old brand name of a pencil sharpener knife. Their first album “Burning Farm” on zero records, Japan in 1983 was out on an legendary American label “K” Records in 1985.
Their one and only unique sound got popular in North America, U.K. and Europe. And their first major album “Let’s Knife” was released in Japan, U.S. and U.K. in 1992. Shonen Knife keeps on releasing their rockin’ albums and touring rockin’constantly worldwide!
KOLARS is a Los Angeles duo that blends rockabilly, disco, glam, and mod sounds with modern rock through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer. As Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument, tapping out the hi-hat rhythm with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit, using dance to transform rhythms into natural extensions of her movement. It’s quite the workout and undeniably mesmerizing to watch.
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