with CJ Ramone & DJ Sashimi
Mon June 22nd, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
free for members
This is a general admission, standing event.
Shonen Knife, Osaka Japan’s legendary queens of indie sunshine, are back with a brand new album for 2014.
Their newest release, “Overdrive”, is a tip of the hat to 70’s Hard Rock, and a continuation of Shonen Knife’s journey into the musings of food, fantasy and daily life in the Far Eastern metropolis of Osaka we’ve come to know and love.
“Overdrive” features 10 new songs penned by founding member and principal songwriter Naoko who continues to grow the 30 plus year legacy of Japan’s most recognizable name in indie rock. The band is rounded out with 2 songs sung by bassist Ritsuko and drummer Emi, a lineup consistently rocking since 2010.
Channeling the musical traditions of 70’s Metal Icons like Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Kiss and Black Sabbath, Naoko’s passion for the hard rock genre is translated through her constant pop culture filter known as Shonen Knife.
“Overdrive” will be available in N. America on Good Charamel Records onApril 15th 2014 and is now available for Pre-Sale in the Good Charamel Online Store. Shonen Knife is currently scheduled for tours of Japan and Europe and are scheduled a North American tour for September and October of 2014.
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Christopher Joseph Ward, better known as “CJ Ramone,” is an american musician best known as the bassist for the punk rock group The Ramones from 1989 to 1996.
His hometown is Deer Park, New York. He replaced original band-member Dee Dee Ramone, though Dee Dee continued to write songs for the group. CJ sang many well known Ramones songs.
Prior to joining the band, CJ was a Marine and a Ramones fan. He was seen as a breath of fresh air into the band. Johnny Ramone claimed he knew immediately when CJ auditioned to replaced Dee Dee that he was right; commenting that CJ “had the right look.” When The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, original Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone credited CJ with “keeping the band young.” CJ Ramone was the youngest member when he joined by 9 years. CJ’s first show with The Ramones was on September 30th, 1989, in Leicester, England, and he played with the band until they retired on August 6th, 1996.
After The Ramones, he played in a band called The Remains, or The Remainz, which was formed by Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Dee Dee’s wife, Barbara Zampini (Barbara Ramone). He also played with his own bands Los Gusanos and Bad Chopper. He now tours on his own as CJ Ramone with his first solo album, Reconquista.
CJ lives with his wife and three kids. CJ is active with the autism community because his son has Autism. He also volunteers his time as a guest teacher at the School of Rock in Farmingdale, NY.
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