PEELANDER-Z, ANAMANAGUCHI, HIT RESET, SLEDDING WITH TIGERS
Live at the Plea for Peace Center 630 E Weber Ave Stockton CA. April 5th 6pm Peelander-Z, Anamanaguchi, Hit Reset, Sledding with Tigers $10 adv and $12 at the door.
Peelander-Z is a Japanese punk band based in New York City. They bill themselves as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk band hailing from the Z area of Planet Peelander". While the founding members of Peelander-Z were all born in Japan, they first met and formed their band while living in New York.
They perform on stage and appear in color-coordinated costumes, which they state are not costumes, but their skin. The costumes range from sentai style suits, to kimono, to rubber Playmobil style wigs. There is also a tiger costume and a giant squid/guitar costume to coincide with the song "Mad Tiger". Another aspect of their routine is their on-stage antics such as human bowling (diving head-first into bowling pins), pretending to hit each other with chairs in imitation of pro-wrestlers, and mid-performance piggyback rides. They often allow audience members on stage to join in on the fun, and often dive into the audience or hang from a balcony as part of their act.
Peelander-Yellow once broke a foot while jumping off the 2nd floor of a venue they were playing in New Mexico.
In June 2008, Peelander Blue announced he would be leaving the group to "go back to the Peelander-planet" because he is "a prince of P-Planet" and the "P-King will be retiring." (P-Blue was getting married and could no longer tour.) In July 2008, Peelander-Z welcomed Peelander-Green.
Anamanaguchi is a chiptune punk band from New York City that "makes loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985." The band has four members: lead songwriter Peter Berkman, bassist James DeVito, guitarist Ary Warnaar and drummer Luke Silas. Akin to other chiptune artists, Anamanaguchi creates music using synthesizers, albeit unconventional ones: namely a hacked NES and Game Boy. However, unlike most chiptune bands, Anamanaguchi employs live electric guitar, bass and drums on top of said synthesized music to create a fusion of digital and traditional sounds. From a technical standpoint, their music resembles that of video games from the mid to late 1980s; however, Berkman states that video games are not the band's main inspiration, as their songwriting is mostly driven by "simple pop stuff, like Weezer and the Beach Boys."
On March 26, 2010 at PAX East in Boston, the band announced they would be composing the music in the Ubisoft video game adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim franchise, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, which was released in August 2010. The soundtrack for the game was released on Amazon and iTunes by ABCKO Records on August 24, 2010. The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game soundtrack debuted at #3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart (AKA Soundscan's New Artist Chart). Their music also appears in the WiiWare title, Bit.Trip Runner. The song Jetpack Blues Sunset Hues is used as theme music for The Nerdist podcast hosted by Chris Hardwick and another of their songs, Helix Nebula, is used as the theme music for TalkRadar, the podcast for GamesRadar.
In October 2010 it was announced that Anamanaguchi would appear in the popular music video game Rock Band with the track Airbrushed.
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