Shonen Knife/ No Cars/ Parrington Jackson @The Fleece, Bristol 20/08/11

Reviewed for Listomania Bath

The laws of appropriation are pretty much clear in music: Anything Goes – and Japanese bands have been selling their take on western music culture back to us for some time now, often with hilarious or endearing results, mostly out of their love for it/them/us, but also not often with any level of global success. On display for the delight of a decent Fleece crowd tonight is an example of one of the more successful Japanese bands of the last 30 yrs, Shonen Knife, plus an example of a new, younger band and another 3-girl band who are keeping the J-Rock and Pop Punk banners flying high, the erratic yet charming No CarsRead more…