LIVE: Shonen Knife @ the Low Beat, 11/1/16

December 1st, 2016, 4:00 pm by Sara
Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, veteran Japanese bubblegum-punk band Shonen Knife grabbed the small stage at the Low Beat and set the house to rockin’.

Led by guitarist Naoko Yamano – the only remaining member of the line-up since they made their most recent Greater Nippertown appearance at the late Valentine’s Music Hall five years ago – the trio mixed in songs from their new album Adventure (“Jump Into the New World,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll T-Shirt,” “Wasabi”) with such catalog favorites as “Twist Barbie” and “Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl),” with bassist Atsuko Yamano and drummer Risa Kawano pumping up the Ramones-like beat with verve and charming ferocity.

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Bare Mattress kicked off the evening with an opening set.

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