The Molice & DJ Sashimi Announce U.S. Cherry Blossom Festival Dates
As spring approaches, many US cities are taking time to celebrate the cherry blossom trees given as a gift from Japan in the early 20th century. This year two Japanese artists from Good Charamel Records, THE MOLICE and DJ SASHIMI, will be joining in on the festivities performing at four Cherry Blossom celebrations on the East Coast! You can catch The Molice in Philadelphia, Roosevelt Island, Brooklyn, and Buffalo - DJ Sashimi will be joining them for the Brooklyn and Buffalo dates. Full details are below!
The Molice are a modern Japanese band who draw inspiration from 70's punk's DIY spirit, 80's new wave, power pop and 90's unchained indies guitar rock. While many Japanese bands are the product of management hired producers and stylists, The Molice have gone their own indie way, and created their own sound from a wide and unlikely combination of influences. Their name also has a variety of inspirations including- The Police, and the "mo" of Jim Morrison, and Mo Tucker. Music writers have scrambled to find comparisons, with the Pixies and the Pretenders coming up most often.The band was formed in 2007 by the charismatic female singer/rhythm guitarist Rinko, and high tension guitarist Yuzuru Takeda. After a year of polishing their material playing Tokyo's numerous rock venues, the band made their recorded debut in November 2008 with their album Doctor Ray. In late 2016 THE MOLICE finished tracking an EP entitled Signs (released September 8, 2017), and visited the US for a string of dates across the Northeast. They also spent last Summer recording a new album in the US for release this year!
DJ Sashimi is a DJ/singer/songwriter born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After selling many yummy cakes atGinza Cozy Corner in Roppongi, she moved to fabulous Los Angeles for 8 years, and has recently relocated to Buffalo, NY.?DJ Sashimi has performed at The Music is Art Festival in Buffalo as well as with Shonen Knife and CJ Ramone at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. After a nearly 10 year hiatus, Spring 2018 will see DJ Sashimi releasing a brand new track "Sakura Sakura" and sharing a remix of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal".