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Shonen Knife kick off US tour

Legendary Japanese pop-punk, all-girl band Shonen Knife kick off their U.S. tour on September 8th in Seattle, WA. The band has also just announced that they will be playing mini sets and signing autographs at the Amoeba Records stores in San Francisco (September 12th at 2pm) and Los Angeles (September 14th at 5pm). For more info visit:

On August 31, Shonen Knife released the English-language versions of their latest album Free Time, as well as 2007’s fun! fun! fun! on Good Charamel Records, the indie label founded by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls.

Shonen Knife’s Live At Mohawk Place DVD is also available now at indie stores and via the Internet beginning October 19. The live release was recorded during the band’s final stop on the 2009 “Super Group” Tour of North America at Buffalo, NY’s Mohawk Place. Highlights include an encore performance by original member Atsuko, 18 songs from their extensive catalog, tunes such as “Giant Kitty,” “Antonio Baka Guy” and “Bear Up Bison,” as well as selections from their Super Group album, including exclusive interview footage. This is a must have item for any Shonen Knife collector.

Shonen Knife also appear on Good Charamel’s recently released I Love J-Rock compilation, alongside such buzzing Japanese acts as TsuShiMaMiRe, LAZYgunsBRISKY and Molice to name a few.


Catch Shonen Knife on Tour:


Wed 09/08


  Seattle, WA

Tractor Tavern

Thu 09/09


  Vancouver, BC

Biltmore Cabaret

Fri 09/10


  Portland, OR

Mississippi Studios

Sat 09/11


 Oakland, CA

Uptown Night Club

Sun 09/12


  San Francisco, CA

Bottom Of The Hill

Mon 09/13


  San Diego, CA

The Casbah

Tue 09/14


Los Angeles, CA


Fri 09/17


Austin, TX

Red 7

Sat 09/18


Dallas, TX

The Loft

Sun 09/19


Kansas City, MO

The Record Bar

Mon 09/20


Northfield, MN

The Cave

Tue 09/21


Chicago, IL

Schubas Tavern

Wed 09/22


 Kalamazoo, MI

The Strutt

Thu 09/23


Cincinnati, OH

Midpoint Music Festival Grounds

Fri 09/24


Pittsburgh, PA

31st Street Pub

Sat 09/25


New York, NY

Asia Society

Sun 09/26


Washington, DC

Rock And Roll Hotel

Tue 09/28


Brooklyn, NY

Knitting Factory

Thu 09/30


Montreal, QC

Le Cabaret Du Mile End

Fri 10/01


Toronto, ON

The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Sat 10/02


Buffalo, NY

Mohawk Place


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