Introducing Okamoto's, 19-Year-Old Band Hailing from Shinjuku Tokyo, to Perform at SWSW/Japan Nite
The spirit of the 60's lives on in these 19 year old Japanese Rockers
They take their name, just as the Ramones did, with all four members having the same surname; Drums – Reiji Okamoto, Bass – Hama Okamoto, Guitar – Kouki Okamoto, Vox – Shō Okamoto (taking the surname from their favorite Avant Garde painter, Taro Okamoto).
At only 19 years old, this band is ready to fill the boots of the Ramones and become legends themselves.
With their unique style of psychedelic garage and a mix of R&B, OKAMOTO'S have been likened to The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Stooges.
Now we're happy to announce that OKAMOTO'S will also perform at the SXSW/Japan Nite!
Japan Nite US Tour Dates:
March 19 @ Elysium, Austin TX (SXSW)
March 21 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
March 22 @ T.T. The Bear's, Cambridge MA
March 23 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
March 25 @ High Dive, Seattle WA
March 26 @ The Independent, San Francisco CA
March 27 @ Viper Room, Los Angeles, LA
OKAMOTO'S come with a message, barely 19 and they already have the fire and passion to take over the world questioning the forefathers of Rock itself.
They do not simply know, but have the courage to ask Bob Dylan if in fact “The times have actually changed” and of course still maintain the punk rock mentality in asking why are they not learning about rock in school. They have the guts of fearless teenagers, scaring us one adult at a time.
Live shows that make the blood curdle at the fact that they have only just graduated from high school, the old are afraid, the young are eating it up.
They really are a horrifying band!
June of 2009 saw them release their debut album “Here are OKAMOTO'S” and with over 100 live shows under their belt, OKAMOTO'S are going to just get better and scarier with every step they take. So get on that “Rocket to Japan” because everyone is going to wanna dance with these guys!
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