TONITE: Melt Your Banana


BY EVA LIAO Melt Banana is/are/was/always will be cool because A.) they’re Japanese, B.) they have mad style and C.) they are the reigning lords of zig-zaggy schizoid, make-you-want-to-thrash-until-you-vomit, one minute songs that blur the line between music and seizure. They’ve been around since 1992, which makes them pioneers of sorts in the Japanese noise rock scene. They’re lead singer is a precious little Japanese girl who you might otherwise mistake as the girl down the street who does your dry cleaning. Lead singer Yuksuko O. will rape your eardrums with incoherent shrieking. Everything will move very, very fast. You might accidentally piss yourself. If this music doesn’t make your head explode, it’s a sign you’ve done too many drugs. Why do I like Melt Banana? Because, quite simply, I haven’t done enough drugs. Yet.

At The First Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut Street (22nd and Chestnut Streets) Philadelphia, PA $12 / All Ages 7:30 PM

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