Japan Girls Nite Tour 2005
Checked out the Japan Girls Nite show at Studio Z last night. For an $11 show, I can't complain at all... I don't think I'll be running out to buy any of the artists' albums (well, maybe more Petty Booka stuff, but I liked them before the show), but I had a good time.
Read on for a band-by-band review.
The Emeralds: Three pleather-clad guys that brought a standard rock sound. I remember enjoying them, I just don't remember what they sound like. I do remember them having a song about cranberry juice, though. o_O
Noodles: Three-girl Alternative band, a lot more chill energy-wise compared to The Emeralds. Their bassist looked bored out of her brain the entire set. If she hadn't been playing bass I would've thought she was practically a mannequin. Their music was more my steam, but I can't say I was terribly impressed either.
Titan Go Kings: Three-girl Punk band. Their lead singer was hella entertaining to watch with her intense facial expressions and switching off from doing "kawaii" phrases then going to a song about "Fuck you, Mr. Yoneda!!!" (About a guy that hit her in his car and didn't give her any money.) Their look most played into the "We're girls from Japan! Yay!" with the short pleated skirts and knee-high socks. I managed to get Pinky's pick... it has UmJammerLammy on it. ;D
Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re: Three-girl funk/rock band. DOOOT... these girls were funky. Like, drawing from their inner 70s Rocker funky and their bassist, Yayoi, was DOPE! If I were to buy any artist's album from that night it would be them. I think they did a song about having an orgasm (at least, that's what it sounded like)... so bonus points for them. LOL
Petty Booka: Ukulele vocal duo. I love these ladies. Seriously they're so freakin' cool. Granted, I dunno how well they fit in with the rest of the line-up that night. (They even mentioned that compared to everyone else they're very quiet.) But they were one of my favorite acts of the night.
The Pillows: Known out in the US as the guys that did music for the anime FLCL... can I just say that I wasn't really impressed? I mean, they were entertaining and all, but I don't really understand what the hype is all about. Obviously, I was in the minority 'cause all the kids rushed to the stage for them, were singing along, pumping their fists in the air and whatnot. Maybe if I had watched the anime I'd appreciate them more? *shrug* I got Manabe's pick, though... maybe I'll eBay it. LOL
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