Shonen Knife at Alex's Bar Last Night: Pictures of What You Missed

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Lilledeshan Bose
Shonen Knife
Nov. 3, 2011
Alex's Bar, Long Beach

Shonen Knife's been playing incredibly cute and powerful punk music since 1981. That's not an easy combination, so when the all-girl Japanese trio hit Long Beach last night and played for an hour and a half, more than a few bodies were bruised in the very large moshpit in the very small space. The energy at Alex's was amazing, and since we know that guitarist/singer Naoko Yamano's goal is to make people to happy through their music ("that's why I write songs about our favorite things, like food or animals," she said in our OC Weekly interview), it was obviously a very successful night.

Aside from classics ("Banana Chips," "I am a Cat") their encore was a solid block of Ramones songs ("Blitzkrieg Bop," "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Rock n Roll Highschool") that sent everyone in on the floor bouncing off walls.

After the jump, a few pictures of what you missed if you weren't there.
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Mikey
Mikey

Great pics, I want to post them on my Shonen Knife website, if you don't mind:)

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