Shonen Knife Shifts Into ‘Overdrive’

Japan’s most excellent indie trio returns to the U.S. for a September road trip beginning on the East Coast.  Stops for Shonen Knife include Chicago, San Francisco, Denver and Seattle.

Shonen Knife will be touring in support of its 19th studio album, Overdrive, featuring 10 new songs written by founding member Naoko Yamano that continues the band’s observations on food, fantasy and daily life in Osaka while giving a wink to ’70s hard rock.  Overdrive arrives April 15 via Good Charamel Records.

Here are the dates:

Sept. 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y., The Wick
Sept. 13 – Buffalo, N.Y., Delaware Park (Music Is Art)
Sept. 16 – Saint Paul, Minn., Turf Club
Sept. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge
Oct. 7 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah
Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Church On York
Oct. 10 – San Francisco, Calif., Bottom Of The Hill
Oct. 11 – Portland, Ore., Dante’s
Oct. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
Oct. 14 – Boise, Idaho, Neurolux
Oct. 15 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
Oct. 16 – Denver, Colo., The Oriental Theater
Oct. 18 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird

Expect more dates to be announced.  Head over to for more information.