Garage punk rock band Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass from Tokyo, Japan uncovers the state of the world with superbly descriptive lyrics written and sung by Yumi (guitar & vocals), accompanied by thick driving beats by bassist Miki and drummer Kei. Their strong presence and earnest attitude at SXSW (2012) and FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL (2016) proved to the world that they are the real deal, garnering them the reputation of “THE band of live performance.” More and more, audiences across and beyond Japan started to recognize and follow them for their unique blend of rockabilly and psychobilly vibes, while others appreciated them more as a garage and blues rock band. The band explains that the most important element in their sound and spirit comes from punk, as they have many songs with lyrics implying the issues of the world and human rights abuses. Since their debut in 2005, they have appeared in many articles: notably, alongside the legendary Shonen Knife, one review depicted them as part of the emerging new generation of bands that are once again shining the spotlight on J-Rock, and its growing domestic and global impact. Their latest album “They Call Her Bitch” is an irresistible and energetic album for the true rock fans that like it hearty, incorporating Latin rock, funk rock, and folk rock flavors to their original styles. The amalgamation of rhythm combined with imaginative lyrics channel another realm; this album brings the band’s dynamic composition to the next level—a new rock masterpiece!
May 7, 2019 10:00 pm Cherry Cola’s, Tuesday May 7th
May 9, 2019 8:00 pm Cameron House, Thursday May 9th
May 10, 2019 8:00 pm ONE RPM and CMW Presents