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For immediate release:
Japanese Psychedelic Kings High Rise to Tour the US!
Japanese heavy rock kings High Rise are returning to the US for a
limited series of tour dates in March of 2000. This is only the second
time this legendary band has toured the US (their first U.S. journey in
late 1998 was highlighted by a Halloween night whiplashing at New
York's Mercury Lounge). Details on individual dates are below.
High Rise is an explosive power trio comprising the core of
Asahito Nanjo on bass and vocals and Munehiro Narita on guitar, joined
by a succession of drummers (including Yuro Ujiie, Pill and
free-improv veteran Shoji Hano in the past, and Koji Shimura
currently). High Rise mix the jazz-influenced improvising of live
Cream with the brutal amphetamine-inspired rock of Blue Cheer. Narita
is one of rock's unsung guitar players, and his dexterous fingering
causes eruptions of pure electric joy. The other players are equally
stunning in their total commitment to this high energy music that
features the freedom of jazz and the power of rock.
Squealer Music has reissued four High Rise records (II,
Dispersion, Disallow and Live) that originally appeared on the Japanese
P.S.F. Records label. Squealer Music has explored a wide range of
music over their eight year existence, releasing critically acclaimed
records from Spatula, Tono-Bungay, William Hooker, the Gold Sparkle
Band, Charles Curtis, the Last Days of May and many others.
Confirmed tour dates (some details are subject to change):
Friday March 10-Seattle, WA
I-Spy with Kinski and the Catheters.
Saturday March 11-Minneapolis, MN
400 Bar with Skyeklad.
Sunday March 12-Boston, MA
The Middle East with the Major Stars and Abunai!
Monday March 13-Easthampton, MA
Flywheel with the Major Stars and Frost Giant.
Tuesday March 14-NYC, NY
Tonic with the Major Stars and Paska.
Wednesdy March 15-Philadelphia, PA
Khyber Pass with the Major Stars, Prairie Dog Flesh and NARADHAMA.
Thursday March 16-Austin, TX for the South By Southwest Music Festival
Atomic Cafe with the Bevis Frond, The Lucky Bishops, The Green Pajamas
and the Alchemysts.
Friday March 17-Los Angeles, CA
The Garage with the Comatones and Warlocks. A Tiger Mask Production.
Saturday March 18-San Jose, CA
Channel One with Liquorball.
Tuesday March 21-San Francisco, CA
Club Cocodrie-Ohkami no Jikan, Mystic Sensorium, Asahito Nanjo (of High
Rise) solo, and Liquorball.
Need details, etc?
Squealer Music PO Box 229 Blacksburg, VA 24063-0229
Fax (540) 951-1148
Catch High Rise on tour in March of 2000!
New albums from the Gold Sparkle Band and the Last Days of May out now!
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