Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Shonen Knife, Screaming Females, Eula @ Daniel Street, Sept. 29th
This Wednesday, September 29th women will be ruling the stage at Milford's Daniel Street club.
Headlining the bill will be the now legendary all-female pop-punk trio Shonen Knife. Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1981 by sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano, and friend Michie Nakatani, the Ramones-loving, food obsessed trio has effortlessly created kooky songs with upbeat infectious melodies and exuberant lyrics often about sweets and animals. A 29 year career has seen them tour with Nirvana (opening on the Nevermind tour), Sonic Youth, the BMX Bandits, and as part of the travelling alternative rock festival Lollapolooza and has earned them a devoted cult following the world around. Although Atsuko Yamano and Michie Nakatani are no longer part of the band (replaced, respectfully, by Ritsuko Taneda and Emi Morimoto), Shonen Knife continue to kick-ass with their sugar-sweet pop sensibilites and should not be missed.
Performing second will be New Brunswick, New Jersey's Screaming Females. Formed in 2006, Screaming Females combine scorching guitars with a firmly D.I.Y. approach to create their own brand of indie rock. Led by singer/guitarist Marissa Patermoster, the band mixes equal parts Dinosaur Jr. and Sleater-Kinney to striking effect. The trio is currently touring in support of their latest album 'Castle Talk' released September 14th on Don Giovanni Records. So far the record has garnished some pretty positive reviews and is surely worth a listen.
Opening the night will be locals, Eula. Now going on 5+ years of operation, the band's whip-sharp brand of indie rock has continued to evolve to an ever finer point over time. After winning a chance to open for Mission of Burma last year, the trio, led by singer/guitarist Alyse Lamb, has done well to capitalize on said momentum by playing a continuous stream of solid shows throughout the Northeast. The band is currently finishing up work on a long in the making full-length album presumably to be released sometime in the new year. Catch them now before they become huge.
Presented by Manic Productions
@ Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street/Milford
8pm / 21+ / $12
Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records or DETRITUS