I just choose to keep with the Japanese theme. Like the Japanese Girls SAMURAI US tour:
SXSW:Japan Girls Nite @ Elysium/Austin
*SXSW Japan Girls Nite 2004- *start:8.00
*Address:705 Red River, Austin, TX78701
*Petty Booka , Noodles , Bleach , Kokeshi Doll , Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re
March 21st @Bottom Lounge Chicago
*Show starts : 8pm *ticket: $8.00 *age:21+
*address: 3206 N. Wilton , Chicago, IL 60657
*Petty Booka , Noodles , Bleach , Kokeshi Doll
Which I won't be attending. It's supported by Divine Nation, which I'm not going to look into further so I can maintain a positive opinion of them. And I don't feel like paying to be either pleasantly or (more likely) unpleasantly surprised.
Besides, I just signed up for Tristan Risk's place, and that's me adult site budget for the month.
Any road up, that first link up top, for the tour page (and there are other dates/locations, I just didn't feel like copying them all), also features links to sites for the bands. Petty Booka seem nice:
World famous ukulele-playing pop duo from Tokyo Petty Booka do Hawaiian and Bluegrass (including Reggae and ska)-inspired covers of country, punk and classic-rock -- everything from Patsy Cline to Ramones. Since they have released their debut album "Toconuts Hawaii" in 1995 , from BENTEN Label in Tokyo, they have been releasing the variety of albums of Hawaiian, Bluegrass, Country, Christmas and Dance Hall with the greatest Japanese musicians and some special guest players[.]
Want to know more? Drop by The Enchanted World of Petty Booka.
Want to know much more? Try SisterRecords & BENTEN ON-LINE:
Hi, I am Audrey Kimura. In 1994, I founded Benten Label, an independent record label based in Tokyo specializing in female artists of many genres. Benten is the name of one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. Benten (or Ben Zai ten), is the goddess of music, art, hapiness and love.
And that's it, I'm going to bed.