May 12, 2017
Low Key Arts
- 118 Arbor Hot Springs, AR 71901
Shonen Knife Knife to Perform in Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Arkansas will be a tour stop on the all-female, Japanese rock group Shonen Knife’s 2017 North American Tour called “SHONEN KNIFE’S 2017 USA RAMEN ADVENTURE”
Just added! Bruiser Queen(St Louis) bring their pop sensible garage sound to Low Key Arts as main suppor for Shonen Knife.
The concert, a fundraiser benefiting the Hot Springs Sister City Program’s Student Scholarship fund, will take place on May 12 at 8:30 p.m. at Low Key Arts located at 118 Arbor Street.
The band features original members (and sisters) Naoko on Vocals and Guitar, Atsuko on Bass and Vocals and introduces their newest member, Risa, on drums and vocals. Naoko describes the “Adventure” album as Shonen Knife “passing through the 70’s”, born of influences such as Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, The Runaways and The Ramones with a touch of the Shirelles,” all presented through the lens of SK’s charismatic pop, sunshine filled fantasy world.
Adventure features 10 new songs such as “Wasabi,” a rocking ode to the spicy Japanese condiment, “Hawaii,” a melancholy plea for a sunny holiday on a tropical island as well as the first single, the riff rock gem, “Jump into the New World”.
The band has done continuous worldwide touring since the 80’s, sharing the stage with bands such as Nirvana, Redd Kross and Sonic Youth with performances at London’s All Tomorrow’s Festival, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fuji Rock Fest in Japan and the Lollapalooza Festival. With the release of Adventure, Shonen Knife continues into 2016 with a tour of Europe this spring followed by Japanese touring and an extensive run of North American performances in the
Adventure is out now on Good Charamel Records in North America and was followed by a North American Tour in October / November of 2016.
Tickets are availabfor only $10 (plus $2 processing for) in advance or $15 the day of the concert. All ticket sales will assist Garland County students selected as a part of the Sister City Educational Exchange traveling to Hot Springs’ Sister City, Hanamaki, Japan. The concert sponsored by KYE-YAC international and in partnership with Low Key Arts. For more information about the concert, contact Sister City Program Executive Director Mary Neilson at email@example.com or (501) 545-6960.