Shonen Knife, Riverboat Gamblers

Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival presents

Shonen Knife

Riverboat Gamblers

Dr. Boogie, Lizzie Boredom (does Shannon & the Clams / Hunx & his Punx)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Shonen Knife
Shonen Knife
Shonen Knife, (meaning "Boy Knife" in Japanese) is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simplistic lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal '90s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones and have recorded music for numerous films including the theme song to the popular "PowerPuff Girls" cartoon series.

Shonen Knife has toured worldwide playing their unique brand of rock, with extensive touring in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and more, the band is always moving forward and growing as a band with each and every release. SK's 20th album release entitled "Overdrive" was released in spring of 2014 followed by a wildly succesful UK, European and Japanese Tour to support the new album. The band has recently completed a 2014 North American tour including their 1000th performance in St. Paul MN on 9/16/14 !
Riverboat Gamblers
Riverboat Gamblers
The Riverboat Gamblers are a punk rock band originally from Denton, Texas but now residing in Austin, Texas. The band first received attention from major record labels after their energetic and rowdy showcase at the 2003 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, but the band ultimately signed with indie label Gearhead Records.
In 2005 they were signed to Volcom Entertainment and performed a stint on the 2005 Warped Tour, where the band was often noticed for its deranged live shows. The silliness of some of the earlier material has given way to a more complex breadth of material about America's maligned. They opened for Rancid and Rise Against in the summer of 2009. They have also appeared on the soundtracks to the videogames Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Madden 07 and Skate 2. In 2010 they began to perform on the Vans Warped Tour in the United States.
Dr. Boogie
Dr. Boogie
"In this era of canned pop and one-hit wonders, it's harder and harder to find new bands that embody the true spirit of rock... n' roll. Suddenly, roaring out of Los Angeles, CA comes Dr. Boogie - a four piece powerhouse. Building on the foundation of seminal groups like the New York Dolls, Dead Boys, Flamin' Groovies, Rolling Stones, and Chuck Berry while adding their own twist to songwriting. With instant classics like "Get Back To New York City" and "Down This Road", Dr. Boogie has already captured the attention of Los Angeles taste-makers and have gained huge momentum in the underground rock n' roll scene from their home town of Los Angeles to countries overseas. Their songs are filled with infectious melodies belted out at full volume and soaked in enough attitude and moxy to keep pace with the raunchy guitar riffs littered throughout, and a rhythm section that moves like a locomotive headed straight for your gut. Since debuting in Oct 2014, they've built a loyal following in the clubs, recorded and released their debut full length LP "Gotta Get Back To New York City" (available on Dead Beat Records, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby), been featured by legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer on his KROQ radio show Rodney On The Roq, received airplay on the Sirius XM radio station "Little Steven's Underground Garage" by DJ Genya Ravan for her show "Goldie's Garage", as well as being invited by KXLU 88.9FM to perform live on their weekly broadcast. Consisting of singer/guitarist Chris P., guitarist Dustin James, bassist Jeff Turpin and drummer Luis Herrera, they are a well-oiled machine, pumping out irresistible grooves to fans hungry for high energy rock n' roll. Armed with strong performances, and bursting with attitude, this is one band that is carving out its own place in today's music world. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground for Los Angeles' newest musical provocateurs." - Bill Cutler

"If this doesn't send you dancing off to the record store and falling in love with Rod Stewart and Saturday nights and shiny white ankle boots, nothing will, and you should probably just give up on rock n' roll completely. "Gotta Get Back To New York City" is a fantastic record. Worth it for the tambourine-shaking alone, really." - Classic Rock Magazine

"Rock's not dead, people. It's alive and kicking in a pair of platform Chelsea boots, and Yahoo Music's premiere of "Get Back to New York City" is proof". - Yahoo Music

"Sounds like something the Stones left behind when they wrapped up 1978's "Some Girls". Yeah, it's that good." - 2Fast2Die

"I can't really find anything to not like about these guys... Dr. Boogie are blazing their own smoky trail of snarling guitars, whorehouse pianos and honky tonkin' harmonicas that impresses upon first listen." - Veglam, Anguish Young

"They understand what real honest working class rock and roll sounds like, have a fantastic balance of instruments used by the good and the greats and should stand tall and be proud of this mighty fine slab of wax. Rock and roll is in safe hands, boys and girls, now go get your prescription. " - Uber Rock

"Talk about chemistry - this band is like the lab accident that gave The Flash his superpowers." - Sef Ashby, The Dead Notes
Lizzie Boredom (does Shannon & the Clams / Hunx & his Punx)
Lizzie Boredom (does Shannon & the Clams / Hunx & his Punx)
suck our apathy.

whatever, forever.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226