2015 lists from some of Damnably’s acts

Naoko (Shonen Knife)

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Best entertainment of music and sports in 2015 which I saw

#1 Australian Open Tennis
The match of Kei Nishikori vs David Ferrer 26th January at Rod Raver Arena, Melbourne
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#2 Judas Priest 7th March at Orix Theater, Osaka

#3 KISS 25th February at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka

#4 Anthrax 7th September at BIG CAT, Osaka

#5 INTERNATIONAL PREMIER TENNIS LEAGUE 3rd December, World Hall, Kobe

Atsuko (Shonen Knife)

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#1 Return to the member of Shonen Knife

#2 Four Leaves Clover Tour 2015 in Japan

#3 Recording for the new album
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#4 US tour in June
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#5 “Hanami” cherry blossom viewing
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Risa (Shonen Knife)

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My impressive sweets best 3 in 2015

#1 Birthday Cake
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#2 Honey Toast at Mooming Café

#3 Giant Bucket Pudding

Naru (Shonen Knife)

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— My Best Fun Things in 2015 Naru
#1 Shonen Knife I joined to the band as a bassist from this spring following upon Ritsuko’s maternity leave.
I was so excited about it because it was my first band activity after long years.
Also I am a big fan of Shonen Knife since I was a teenager.
It was great that I could met Naoko and Atsuko again and met Risa, Ritsuko and Emi.
Everyone is an excellent player and I was inspired by them.
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#2 Watching Live Shows Paul McCartney’s OUT THERE JAPAN TOUR 2015 show at Kyosera Dome Osaka in April was wonderful.
It was the third time for me to see his show. His legendary stage performance and songs were so cool.
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#3 Cheers with friends Drinking beer, I could spend good time with my friends.
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Thanks everybody!

Ritsuko (Shonen Knife)

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#1 I gave birth to a baby girl!!

#2 I am honored to play the guitar with Atsuko on Four Leaf Clover tour.

#3. I was happy to come back to Australia after 5years.

Aaron Thedford (American Werewolf Academy)

AWA 2015

Albums
Phantasm Soundtrack (reissue)
Royal Headache – High
Pleasant Grove – The Heart Contortionists
Torche – Restarter

Bedemon – Child Of Darkness

Movies
Star Wars

Television
Fargo

Seeing The Who live. Seeing Cheap Trick live.

Drinking gin & egg nog while watching The Brain That Wouldn’t Die with Gramplifier the dog.

Capt.Lovelace (Beattie Wood)
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Acts >>
Supporting Girlpool, Tom Brosseau & The Fiction Aisle
:: presenting my first EP!

Gigs
Patti Smith – Field Days (London)
Julia Holter – Komedia (Brighton)
Sea of Bees – Marwood (Brighton)

Record shops
Earworm Records (York)
Spillers Records (Cardiff)
Snoopers Paradise (Brighton)

Dancefloors
Deerhoof – Patterns (Brighton)
ESG – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (Brighton)
Here We Go Magic – Electrokwerz (London)

Train / Coach stations
St Leonards-on-Sea at sunset
Portsmouth at sunrise
Preston for its photobooth

Festivals
FlatPack (Birmingham)
Other Worlds (Blackpool)
ScotlandJS (Edinburgh)

Albums
Sweet Baboo – The Boombox Ballads
This Is the Kit – Bashed Out

Clips
Mitzki – Townie

George Gargan (Former Utopia/More Bad Times/Damnably)
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These Estates – How The Midwest Was Won (PRFBBQ 2015)

I listened to this the most in 2015 and ‘Pay me Some Attention’ is song of the year for me-even better for the fast pace and heavier drive. It starts off sounding uncannily like Joy Divisions transmission but soon rolls into more chord moves and the killer line “I know that you know and you know that I know that I know you know that I know, pay me some attention and see how it goes” that took me at least a week to sing along to. That this band are not careerist and super at recording themselves only adds to this being one of the best bands in the world.

Releases
Princess Reason – Your Divorce EP
Kath Bloom – Pass Through Here (Chapter )
The Mountain Goats – Beat The Champ (Merge)
TV Colours – Purple Skies Toxic River (Comedy Minus One)
Xetas – The Redeemer (12XU)
Mint Mile – In Season & Ripe EP (Comedy Minus One)
Snooty Garbagemen – Snooty Garbagemen (12XU)
Obnox –Boogaloo Reed (12XU)
Zebra Hunt  – City Sighs (Tenorio Cotobade)
Robert Forster –  Songs To Play (Tapete)
Negative Scanner – S/T (Trouble in Mind)

Gigs
Prolapse live at Victoria Dalston
Mike Watt & The Missingmen @ Walpurgis Nacht – Brixton Windmill
Pika Vs The Werewolves of London-took ages to talk them into it but it was such a joy to play with Pika.

Films
Sicario
Spy
Cartel Land
Narcos
Me and earl and the dying girl
Ex Machina
The Voices

Place
Iceland

Drinks
Nats Lager @ The Pipe Of Port – the Scottish Subterranean restaurant in Southend
Old Fashioned cocktails @ Grillmarkaðurinn, Reyjakavik. Iceland

People
Bernie Sanders
Jeremy Corbyn

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