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From the email I received this morning:
This year Japan Nite US tour will bring 6 bands including your
Ukulele duo, Petty Booka. This is new younger singers
Petty and Booka. I hope you guys like them as much as you loved
former Petty Bookas.

*Japan Nite US tour 2008 from 3/16 to 3/23*
*Petty Booka: World famous and loved ukulele chorus duo
*The Emeralds: Samurai Jet Rock'N'Roll Trio
*detroit7: An edgy hard rockin’ trio led by barefooted left hand
female guitarist Nabana
*ketchup mania : J-pop band winning USA Shojo Beat's "Best Japanese
Punk Group" award.
*THE BEACHES : a genre-blending rock form Disco to Reggae. ex:JERRY
*SCANDAL:New rock bands with four high school girls in Osaka.

March 16th (Sun) NEW YORK @Knitting Factory
March 17th (Mon) BOSTON @ TT The Bears
March 18th (Tue) CHICAGO @ Empty Bottle
March 19th (Wed) DENVER @ TBA
March 20th (Thu) SEATTLE @ Hi Dive ( *ketchup mania is not performing
March 21st (Fri) SF @ TBA @ Independent
March 23rd (Sat) LA @ Knitting Factory

Official Website: http://sxsw-asia.com/JapanNite2008/tourdate.html

Added by retrogradeheart on January 14, 2008



Scandal, one of the bands playing, did the music for this commercial:
They remind me a lot of Zone.


Some of the bands are on the SXSW site with mp3s:

Ketchup Mania: http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/62659.html
The Emeralds: http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/62001.html