Win FREE TIX to See Shonen Knife @ Valentine’s on Sunday!


For the past 30 years, Shonen Knife – the high-spirited female pop-punk trio from Osaka, Japan – has been churning out silly but irresistable, hook-filled songs such as “Neon Zebra,” “Space Christmas,” “Riding on the Rocket,” “Get the Wow,” “Concrete Animals,” “Brown Mushrooms,” “Tomato Head,” “Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl)” and “Banana Chips.”

The trio – led by guitarist-vocalist-founding member Naoko Yamano – is currently wrapping up their 30th anniversary American tour in support of the band’s latest album, “Osaka Ramones: Tribute to the Ramones,” but before they head home to Japan the tour will play one last U.S. show on Sunday night – at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany.

Opening the show will be Albany’s own politically charged punks the Last Conspirators. With hot-wired frontman Tim Livingston leading the charge, the band promises to unveil some new songs from the band’s upcoming third album.

Shonen Knife romps into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Sunday night (November 20). Nippertown’s own Last Conspirators open the show at 7pm. Tix are $14.

BUT WAIT… What’s this? FREE TICKETS? That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to Christine!

  1. Scott Cornish says

    I just saw Japanese rock goddesses The’s and the completely wild Jackie & The Cedrics this past weekend in Brooklyn. Please gift me a pair of tickets and continue my rock n’ roll tour of the Far East. Domo arigato!

  2. Eric Halder says

    Anyone who witnessed Tim Livingston’s electrifying mini-set at the last Knyghts of Fuzz Happy Hour will want to be sure and secure an early arrival to this show!!!

  3. Dave Barrett says

    My friend and yours, Lee Harvey Blotto, has been screaming at me that we have to go to this show. Since I’m a cheap bastard, winning these free tix will ensure that I actually go, and make Lee HB happy.

  4. Christine Shields says

    Love Shonen Knife but I am equally excited to see Tim Livingston and his co-conspirators! Pick me, pick me!

  5. Earl says

    Can’t wair for the show, but free tickets would be great!

  6. Shannon says

    Loves the Shonen Knife…hook me up, please! 😀

  7. Doug says

    Been looking forward to this show and I love free stuff. Thank you for selecting me.

  8. julie says

    It’s so great to have this show come to Albany – we would love to go!

  9. The Amazing Dr. Science! says

    Sweet! Very exciting…

    And a pair of free tickets would be even sweeter. Who doesn’t love a nice pair?!

  10. Terrence Rusch says

    I’m feeling lucky 🙂

  11. meg944 says

    Ooh, pick me! Pick me!

  12. dan hogan says


  13. Susan Hales says

    Starving artist! Living in poverty! Tortured soul!

  14. Nicole says

    Chuck and I would love to go because our friend Earl is going too!

  15. Bruce says

    I my not live long enough to ever see them again. (OLD SOB) STILL ROCKING #1 Ramones Fan in the World

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