628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, California (Western Addicition) United States
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Japan Nite 2015 Details
Japan Nite 2015
Welcome to Japan Nite! Since 1996, BENTEN Tokyo & SXSW Asia have held an yearly showcase called JAPAN NITE US TOUR including an SXSW appearance and has introduced countless Japanese Artists to the world. This Year’s schedule includes a NEW stop in San Diego, CA.
Blending elements of rock, punk, Avant Garde, free jazz, ska, surf, and that funky “je ne sais quoi” possessed by many Japanese girl bands, TsuShiMaMiRe comprises Yayoi (bass), Mari (guitar and vocals), and Mizue (drums).The band was formed in 1999 when the girls were still in college. While performing at local venues, TsuShiMaMiRe recorded the demo singles “Hamburger Set” (1999) and “Bloody Mohawk” (2001). The band signed a recording deal with a Tokyo based independent record label, Benten Label (Petty Booka, Titan Go King’s) and released the first album “Pregnant Fantasy” in the summer 2004. In the same year, the girls joined Bleach, Noodles, and Kokeshi Doll on a 2004 US tour, including the obligatory stop at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, TX. TsuShiMaMiRe experienced six US tours with over 150 live shows by 2010.