Entries tagged with: Peelander Red
by Bill Pearis
The saga of Japanese outer space heroes / rock band Peelander-Z has played out on stage and on albums for nearly two decades. You can now go behind the flying kicks and action comic riffs with a new documentary, Mad Tiger, directed by Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein:
MAD TIGER is a feature length documentary that follows the relationship of two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, who have been best friends, band mates, and business partners touring the United States in a performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last fifteen years. When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band. It's a movie about friendship, creative partnerships, letting go of the past, forgiveness, and the sacrifices people make in creating art.BrooklynVegan is premiering the trailer for Mad Tiger and you can watch that below.
Mad Tiger makes its world premiere at the 2016 DOC NYC festival. The screening happens November 13 at IFC Center at 11:45 PM. Both Peelander-Yellow and former member Peelander-Red will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Tickets are on sale now. The film has also been picked up by distributor Film Movement who will release the film theatrically in spring 2016.
The soundtrack for Mad Tiger was composed by Seattle post-rock band, Joy Wants Eternity, and it's out now on limited edition picture disc vinyl. You can stream the soundtrack below.
In other news, Peelander-Z start a fall tour tonight in Columbus, Ohio and will wrap up on November 21 at Alphaville in Brooklyn. Tickets for Alphaville are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Thank you for big helping our red-party!!!! Ohhh YeahhhH!!!! @brooklynvegan" - Peelander-Yellow
"str8 up cried at two distinct moments at tonights @peelanderz show. they are truly incredible, and i am honored to be their friend. -luke" - Anamanaguchi
Peelander-Z wrapped up their last ever tour with Peelander-Red as a member in NYC at the BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday (11/23). The tour already hit NYC back in October for a show at the Studio at Webster Hall, but returned on Friday to give their NYC fans one last chance to say goodbye to Red.
There were many people wearing red clothes and headbands in honor of Peelander Red, and the whole band were actually dressed in red for that show. On stage, Peelander Yellow said, "Tonight, we are Peelander Red Z!" At the end of the set, members of Anamanaguchi and Peelander's tourmates Electric Eel Shock came on stage with them to help celebrate one last show with Red. In turn, Red also joined openers Infinity Shred during their set.
More pictures and a video of Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock playing "Metal Man" at the Knitting Factory show, below...
by Bill Pearis
Peelander Red at BV CMJ 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
BrooklynVegan is presenting tonight's Peelander-Z show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn which will, sadly, be the band's last with departing bassist Peelander Red. Tickets are still available, so you should come out help him go out with a bang. It should be a fun show all around with openers Electric Eel Shock, and Infinity Shred (with whom Red will also be shredding), plus a DJ set from Anamanaguchi.
Also, dancing is a great way to burn off all mashed potatoes and stuffing you stuffed in your maw on Thanksgiving. So come out, have fun and say goodbye to Red!