JaME WORLD: LAZYgunsBRISKY Announce Reunion
Three years after their disbandment, all-female rock band LAZYgunsBRISKY have announced that they are to reunite.

In the intervening years, frontwoman Lucy has been pursuing a solo career and fronting rock band BORZOIQ. Bassist AZU has been active with Cyntia since November 2011, and guitarist izumi recently joined sugar'N'spice, another all-female rock band.

The quartet will hold their comeback live Monsters Of JAProck ~Re-live!LAZYgunsBRISKY!~ at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-Crest on May 12th. [Read More...]
Artist Direct: CJ Ramone & Shonen Knife Touring
NYC punk rock legend CJ Ramone and Osaka, Japan's pop punk darlings Shonen Knife are teaming up for a co-headline tour of the U.S. East Coast and Midwest during the month of June for an East-meets-West pairing of infectious guitar rock.

CJ Ramone, bassist (and sometimes vocalist) for The Ramones from 1989 until their disbanding in 1996, will be taking the stage performing solo material as well as Ramones favorites and his own compositions.

Shonen Knife will be making their second trip to North America in support of their latest release Overdrive. Last Chance to Dance is the latest from CJ.
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Vintage Vinyl News: CJ Ramone and Japan's Shonen Knife to Tour
Two veteran punk acts, C.J. Ramone of the Ramones and Japan's Shonen Knife, are joining together to tour nightclubs across the U.S.

The tour opens on June 6 in Columbus, OH and plays sixteen cities before closing on June 24 in Cambridge, MA.

Ramone, born Christopher Ward, was bassist for the Ramones from 1989 to 1996, recording three studio and three live albums with the band. He was later part of the groups Los Gusanos and Bad Chopper before striking out as a solo act in 2012. His latest album is 2014's Last Chance to Dance.

Shonen Knife formed in 1981 in Osaka, Japan. Their current lineup includes only vocalist Naoko Yamano from that original lineup along with Ritsuko Taneda, who joined in 2006, and Emi Morimoto, who came on in 2010. The band has released twenty albums including 2014's Overdrive.
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Pollstar: CJ Ramone & Shonen Knife Partner For Tour
East meets West come June when CJ Ramone and Japan’s Shonen Knife partner for a nightclub adventure beginning in Columbus, Ohio. Destinations include St. Paul, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Chicago.

Expect CJ Ramone to dig into his musical heritage on this outing with the former Ramones bassist playing songs from that band as well as material from his solo career. Ramone is supporting his latest release, Last Chance To Dance, on Fat Wreck Records.
The upcoming tour marks Shonen Knife’s second run through North America in support of Overdrive, on Good Charamel Records.

Here is what they’ve cooked up:
June 6 – Columbus, Ohio, Ace Of Cups
June 7 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge
June 9 – Milwaukee, Wis., Cactus Club
June 10 – Saint Paul, Minn., Amsterdam Bar and Hall
June 11 – Lincoln, Neb., Vega
June 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Mercy Lounge
June 14 – Atlanta, Ga., Hell At The Masquerade
June 16 – Chapel Hill, N.C., Local 506
June 17 – Louisville, Ky., The New Vintage
June 18 – Cincinnati, Ohio, The Woodward Theater
June 19 – Baltimore, Md., Metro Gallery
June 20 – Long Branch, N.J., Brighton Bar
June 21 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
June 22 – New York, N.Y., Le Poisson Rouge
June 23 – Hamden, Conn., The Ballroom at The Outer Space
June 24 – Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Downstairs

Shonen Knife has a couple of gigs sans CJ Ramone – June 3 at The Waiting Room in Buffalo, N.Y., and June 5 in Sandusky, Ohio, as part of β€œColossalcon” at the Kalahari Resort. Click here for Shonen Knife’s website and here for Ramone’s home on the net. [Read More...]
Brooklyn Vegan: CJ Ramone and Shonen Knife touring together in June (dates)
CJ Ramone and Shonen Knife touring together in June (dates)

CJ Ramone, Ramones bassist from 1989-1996 and now a Fat Wreck Chords-signed solo artist, is going on a US tour with Japanese cult pop punks Shonen Knife this June.

The tour hits CJ's hometown of NYC on June 22 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show aren't on sale yet but should be on LPR's site soon. All dates are listed below.

CJ Ramone / Shonen Knife -- 2015 Tour Dates
6/6 Columbus OH - Ace of Cups
6/7 Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
6/9 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
6/10 St Paul MN - Amsterdam Bar and Grill
6/11 Lincoln NE - Vega
6/13 Nashville, TN - Mercury Lounge
6/14 Atlanta GA - HELL at The Masquerade
6/16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
6/17 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
6/18 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
6/19 Baltimore MD - The Metro Gallery
6/20 LongBranch, NJ - Brighton Bar
6/21 Philadelphia, PA - Black Box in Underground Arts
6/22 NY, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
6/23 Hamden CT - The Space Ballroom
6/24 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs

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