Tonight we went to see a Shonen Knife at Empire Control Room in Austin. It was so much fun! I’ve wanted to see them live for many many years, and missed my chance last year when they were in town. This year Shonen Knife came back to Austin as part of their Sweet Candy Power North American Tour 2019 and Mariko, me, and some good friends weren’t going to miss the show.
Shonen Knife were super cool and rocked the house. It was fantastic! And it was nice to see Atsuko play bass since she (and her sister Naoko) were founding members way back in 1981 (The band members have varied, with Naoko being the only constant through the years). Risa, the drummer, has been with the band for a few years now and is a super-genki drummer. She’s like pure energy behind the drumkit! It’s so cool that Shonen Knife is still going strong and having fun.
Off-stage, they were really friendly too. I was happy to be able to chat with them and take photos both before and after the show, and then super-stoked to have them sign the concert t-shirt.
What a fun night! 🎶🎸🥁🎤
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