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BENTEN Label news
Feb. 25th update : HANG ON THE BOX Live Info
Feb. 19th update : Petty Booka Live Info
Jan. 30th update : HANG ON THE BOX Live Info
Nov.26th update : Petty Booka*Ukulele Christmas show in 2003
Oct.6th update : HANG ON THE BOX US Tour Live Info
Sep.9th update : Petty Booka Live Info
Sep.5th update : Petty Booka Live Photo

TOPNEWS

'04 Feb.4th update!


Petty Booka

-Petty Booka Live Info-

Petty Booka is coming back to CHEAPO again!
Friday 3.19th at 4pm @ Cheapo Discs
914 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703
CORNER OF 10TH AND LAMAR (512) 477-4499



http://petty-booka.com/

<= Announcement of Petty Booka SXSW 2003
appearance & US tour in March.
Introducing New Booka!


Booka had a baby boy on Nov.2nd.
His name is Linta.

PETTY BOOKA First Album Release in The USA
We're happy to announce that Weed Records will be putting out the first US Petty Booka release The Best of Petty Booka. 19 songs in the addition to the 17 best songs from their "from Hawaii" releases, it features two brand-new, exclusive tracks: "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian" and "These Boots Are Made For Walking."
Album Title : Petty Booka - Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
Label: Weed Records
Release date will be Feb.28th.
songs:
1. Ukulele Lady
2. Going Back to Okinawa
3. Cowboy Hula
4. Its Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yelow Polka Dot Bikini
5. Hang Down Your Head
6. The Tide is High
7. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
8. Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
9. Dancing In The Street
10. Chotto Matte Kudasai
11. Sophisticated Hula
12. Whippin' Piccadilly
13. Pineapple Princess
14. We'll sing in The Sunshine
15. Puka Puka Punts
16. Baby It's you
17. Teacher's Pet
18. These Boots Are Made For Walking
19. Tiki Torches At Twilight


*Mummy Europe tour 2002 photo(2002/11/19up)

*Music Video of BENTEN Artist download page open!
http://www.sister.co.jp/video/index.html
You can see Petty Booka US tour live, and Bluegrass show,
Lolita No.18 and Hang On The Box new video etc.



Petty Booka
    Hi, Petty Booka is planning to have the US tour and also going to do the new album recording there.
    But as you know Booka just had a baby and she is not able to leave Linta in Japan. Of course Booka wants to go to US. We have been discussing this for last couple of months what we should do about this. Then we had new Booka.
    She is Maiko the lead singer og the Candy Eyeslugger.
    She is also a singer and Banjo player of The Apricots:(The apricots is a great all girl band: please check their web too)
    http://edisonne.tripod.co.jp/anzu/bio.html

    She is the best friend of Petty and Booka and they do recording and live together a lots and Maiko plays ukulele (she also plays Banjo) and she loves Petty Booka!

    Now all of us very happy that Maiko joined Petty Booka.

    Please don't worry, When she gets ready to come back Booka will sing again though she can't say when it is.
    Because she loves Linta so much at the moment!
    I understand it. He is soooo sute!

    So please welcome new Booka, Maiko.
    She is a great singer and our best friend.

  1. Petty Booka English web open!
    http://petty-booka.com/
  2. I saw Christpher Doyle (a film director and camerama)in Beijing in July!
    He said is still writing about Petty Booka story for his movie and he said that the project is now even bigger!! ?!!
You can see the result of a big success of Petty Booka US tour in March
* "The WORLD " on NPR:National public Radio- Petty Booka histry,interview,songs etc.
by Marco Werman: For our Global Hit today, we present two ukulele players from Tokyo.
http://www.theworld.org/archive/glohit/2002/05/24.htm
*Petty booka SXSW/2002 by Steve Terrell
*Petty Booka Press promotion by Emily
*Audrey's Photo report

  • Petty Booka has joined to the first Western Swing Band in Japan,Hiroshi Asada His Muddy Greeves as vocal and chorus.
    This is Hiroshi Asada is Petty Bookas music producer.
    They had a show with Deke Dickerson on Oct.3rd. at Shibuya Crocodile.
    Please visit to see Photo movie of the band
    http://www.toms-cabin.com/asada_band.html
  • Recorded a song with Kazuyuki Sekiguchi end ex sumo whrestler Konishiki for their single CD will be released on July 26th.


Hang On The Box
Europe debut CD
For Every Punk Bitch & Arsehole


HANG ON THE BOX in Beijing

Hang On The Box show in Beijing 2004

1. show in Beijing
Date: 4th March . 9:00pm
Palace: nameless highland

address:Yayuncun, Anhuili Area 1, Building 14 Chaoyang District(200 metres north of the Yayuncun Hospital intersection).
(phone: 6489 1613)
band:hangonthebox and more

2. show in Beijing
Date: 3rd April. 9:00pm
Place: nameless highland

address:Yayuncun, Anhuili Area 1, Building 14 Chaoyang District(200 metres north of the Yayuncun Hospital intersection).
(phone: 6489 1613)
band:hangonthebox, End of world
 
3. Hang On The Box is going to have a show in Hong Kong!
April 21st. @ Hard Rock Cafe in HK

*Audrey photo session of Wang Yue
*Audrey photo session of Yanfan
*Audrey photo session of ShenJing
*Audrey photo session of Wang Yue/Yanfan/ShenJing
Beijing Photo Report 2002.6.23-25 1`4


NONSTOP BODY

NONSTOP BODY official site-new!

  • Asher(B) has a part time job at Baskin Robin Icecream shop and eating lots of icecream everyday.

  • They start have a regular show with the coolest punk band, RUX at the club call WASP in Seoul.
  • I am going to see their next gig in Seoul.
  • They told me there is a new girls band now. 3 pcs high school student.
  • They are working for their new album art work at the moment.
    The new allbum will be release early next year.
  • Message from NONSTOP BODY from Seoul, KOREA on June 2nd.
    From Inzo(Dr.)
    I had a great time in Japan touring with Lolita No.18.
    I am sleeping the a doll which Masayo gave me.

    I have lots of homework and exam and don't have enough time to sleep. But I am also making new songs and have to watch the Wold Cup on TV!! I wish I could watch TV all day. i am looking for the summer vacation and go to Japan in August!! Kimurasan will take us to the Disney World!!!

    From Unson(Guitar)
    Hi, All BENTEN fan in the world!
    I can't wait to come back to Japan for the shows.It is hot in Seoul.I am busy to make new songs for our 2nd album. We are going to record it in Tokyo. We did learn a lot from the last Japan tour with Lolita No.18. I want say THANK YOU! everbody who said Oi! at our shows. I would like to see you all the next time we come to Japan in August.
    I reallly think we are lucky to release CD from BENTEN Label and we have shows in Japan.

    From ASHRE (Bass)
    Hi, everybody! OO–
    Anyon Hashimunika!
    I have started to workd as a part time job at 31 ice cream!
    But we am making new songs and reharcing a lot.I wish we had more time to do thing.But we are having fun and feel so nice.How about you? Everybody taking about Soccer in Korea!
    We will come to Tokyo in August.
    See you then! Oi Oi Oi!!!!!!!!!!!!


Titan Go King's new members are:
Pinky: G.Vo / Rintwo: Dr. / Tamran: B.

They are recoirding New Maxi Single "Go! Go! Idol"
by themself. You can buy it here by mail order.

They have shows
*April 26th Kyoto PAKER HOUSE ROLL
*April 28th KOBE STAR CLUB
*May 6th Tokyo Koenji GEAR
*May 26th Tokyo Shibuya Yaneura
*JUNE 12th Tokyo Shinjyuku Club Doctor

LOLITA No.18
1. Started their own label called DESTROIN from October
and the official web
http://www.destroin.com/index.html
They will start soon recording their full album which will be
released in March 2003.


*This is Masayo's cat, MANKICHI


*Aya had a puppy, RYU.
He is 2 month old now( June 3rd)
AYABOW
Aya (drums) 's turtle, Kin-chan had an egg!
Aya keeps it in the fridge. Aya also has a puppy called Ryu now.
It's a mixed breed. She said Ryu is going to be a good friend of Kin-chan.

*Kin-chan and her 1st egg!
Now she already had 2nd one.
ENAZO
Ena ex:Lolita No.18 guitar,
joined a band called "SUN OF A BEACH".
They have a song for the Japanese punk rock band,The RYDERS tribute CD.
The record release party is on June 9th at shinjuku LOFT.
yes, Ena is going to play her gitar!!
KIMRIN
Hi, I am Kim*Rin
I am enjoying my new life doing nothing particular.
Keep on moving, New Lolita No.18!

SOAP LAND MOMIYAMA
A new band from Okayama.
Member profile

-Release information-
1. Their live video (VHS) with 14 songs 41'59" will be released end of January.
2. They are going to record the songs for the 2 split albums with Budda head and BOZO.
Both will be out in Mach.
  • They have a show with Lolita No.18 Nov.29th. at Nagoya city hall.
  • Their live video will be released end of Nov.
  • They are going to start recording for the Split CD of BOZO & Buddahead.
  • SOLD OUT their CD"2nd CD"KEDAMONO DAMONO =Becasue I am a beaset"
    2000 copies of the first press for a months!!
  • Already booked more 60 shows all over Japan until Jan.2003.


Mummy The Peepshow

Mummy Europe tour 2002 photo-New!

  • Mummy Eu Tour Photo report from Gordon in Germany!
  • The comlilation album "Poet Portraits Cahpter 3" from poet portraits Label released on Oct.25
  • Mummy made their 4th album uSchool Girl Popvand they started their own CD release label called triangle records
    http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~cdg06340/

Mummy The Peepshow Live Info
Dec. 22 (sun) at Kobe Art House with Belters*
2003.Jan.18 at Hamamatsucho Club Junk Box Tokyo Bay
with: Go!Go!7188, Tiger Lily. e-mail: mksd@par.odn.ne.jp



LITTLE FUJIKO
All the member of ex:Little Fujiko has started their own project.
It was their last show on April 20th at Heaven's Door.
The individual member starts their own solo project.
It is nice Fujiko(keybord) will play with Soap Land Momiyama.
It was 1994 when I first met them. They were the highschool students but already had their own Fujiko style of music,which was nostalgic, Ppsychedelic, oriental , improvisation rock.They've never played their song with the same arrangements.
They were the front act of Lolita No.18 1st album release party.
LITTLE FUJIKO is a special band for me. I love them.Thankyou for the wonderful two CDs released from BENTEN Label.

http://www13.u-page.so-net.ne.jp/pj8/imaii/

World Wide Love = ôturaful

World Wide Love started an acoustic unit, ôturaful and recorded a Demo CD's
ôTuraful Chocolate Vol.1 -sweet story-
http://www.geocities.co.jp/MusicStar/8396/

SHIMPS
As of June 10th, they will be disbanded. Kayo, the guitar has started new band called LIFEBAIT.

http://homepage2.nifty.com/shrimps/

Chitan Go King's
Pinky (the singer/guitar)found new bass player and they are going to start having shows.

2003 Jan.12(Sun) at shibuya Yaneura start 12:30afternoon.

http://www.est.hi-ho.ne.jp/pinkysama/

AMP PETS
They made a single CD (2songs) "This is the Pez Carnival"
They are selling that at their shows.
New!(2002/11/20up)
2002/Oct.26 Pez's Go Round @SHIZUOKA SANASH
Pez's Go Round with AMP PETS/
LAST TARGET/Lifebait in Shizuoka


They are producing their own girls band show called Pet's Go Round in Shizuoka city. The shows in October were great.
Oct. 25th was with Super Snazz and Oct 26show was with LIFEBAIT (ex:SHRIMPS)and The LAST TARGET!!
They are going to have a tour in Nov. and Dec.

BU™LI from Sapporo city
BU™LI Hopme page renewal open! http://buli.power.ne.jp/

* They are going to have a show in Kyoto in December?!

BENTEN Label/ Audrey Kimura
sister@kt.rim.or.jp
PHONE: 03-5292-5550 FAX:03-5292-5552
ADD: #403 2-3-21 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku tokyo160-0021