Melt-Banana is a band from Tokyo, Japan. They were formed around 1991/1992 by singer Yasuko Onuki. Yasuko soon met guitar player Ichirou Agata and they also teamed up with bassist Rika. The core sound of Melt-Banana is punk and the distinct “puppy-yelping” vocals shouted by Yasuko coupled with Agata’s charcteristic guitar playing using a wide array of special effects pedals which often sound something like hip-hop/scratching has given them a very large cult following over the world.
On Sunday, June 7, Melt-Banana will be performing a headlining concert in Austin at Red 7. They will be joined by touring mates Hot Nerds. Austin’s own Future Death opens the show. The best part? We have two tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Red River Noise readers.
The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. Just click “enter the drawing” below after submitting your full name and email address. Only submissions with full names will be officially entered. We will pick the winner from these submissions before 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5, two days before the show. The winner will be notified via email from Red River Noise.
Red 7 is located at 611 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. Concert will be on outdoor stage. Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here.