Shonen Knife+White Mystery+Flown


In a way, consummate Ramones fans Shonen Knife ended up becoming their heroes—cult rock stars with influence cred much larger than their bank accounts could ever be, a long string of ex-members, and wardrobes that remained painstakingly consistent. The difference: These Japanese pop-punkettes prize pastel cuteness over lunkheaded extremism, with their latest, Pop Tune, no less puerile or jangly than 1992’s Let’s Knife or 1997’s Brand New Knife were.

Sat., July 21, 8 p.m., 2012

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