Entries tagged with: Peelander-Z
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.
photo: Peelander-Z at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Japanese Action Comic Punks Peelander-Z are bringing their novelty-filled show on the road once again this spring. They're currently over in the West, hitting Tucson, San Diego and Las Vegas this weekend, and they'll end the tour over in the Northeast in mid-May.
The final date is a Brooklyn show happening May 16 at Knitting Factory with TORNAVOX (ex-Ken South Rock) and Bodega Bay. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a live video, below...
Slingshot Festival is returning to Athens, GA from March 26-28, and this year's lineup includes a DJ set from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Jamie xx, Nosaj Thing, Clark, Saint Pepsi, Reptar, Holly Herndon, Glenn Kotche, Prince Rama, Omar Souleyman, Juana Molina, Awesome Tapes From Africa, a DJ set from Washed Out, and more TBA.
There will also be a comedy night headlined by Kurt Braunohler, as well as a Japan Nite with Peelander-Z, TsuShiMaMire, QUORIUM, the fin., BO-PEEP and Zarigani$. Tickets go on sale today (1/22) at 9 AM EST.
photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.
Full round 3 list below...
Peter Silberman (right) w/ The Antlers earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Death by Audio is now closed for good, and as you've probably heard by now it's only about another month before its S. 2nd & Kent neighbor Glasslands will be the same. Like DbA, Glasslands is going out with some cool final shows like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight (11/24) and others that we posted HERE. Since we last spoke, more of these cool shows have been announced, including:
TEEN and Beverly team up on December 4 with Charly Bliss and Scully (tickets).
The highly entertaining Peelander-Z return on December 6 with Life Size Maps and Hard Nips (tickets).
Suckers, DOM, Future Punx and Cameron Hull play on December 11 with a DJ set from MAZED (tickets).
Beach Fossils play December 17 with PC Worship, Jerry Paper, and Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur pulls double duty opening the show with his other band Laced (tickets).
Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore team up on December 18 (tickets).
Widowspeak and What Moon Things play together on December 20 (tickets).
There's a big holiday party on December 21 that will have a house band led by Darkside's Dave Harrington, featuring a number of guest singers from other Brooklyn bands including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and a handful of others. The house band also includes Dave Harrington/Nico Jaar collaborator Will Epstein, ARMS' Todd Goldstein and more. Full list of singers and house band lineup below. Tickets are on sale.
Other previously-announced upcoming Glasslands shows include TR/ST, Waxahatchee, Ducktails, Ex Cops, Com Truise, The Blow and more.
Dave Harrington holiday party info below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest wrapped up this past weekend with a variety of killer music across punk, metal, hip hop, indie, electronic and plenty of the in-between, plus comedy, wrestling, BMX competitions and more. The lineup spanned legends like Judas Priest, Gorilla Biscuits and Nas through great newer artists like Angel Olsen, Deafheaven and Courtney Barnett. We've already written plenty about it -- check out our reviews of day 1, day 2 and day 3 -- as well as posted pictures of Judas Priest, Gorilla Biscuits and Mineral.
Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn-via-Japan action comic punk Peelander-Z (now without Peelander Red) recently announced another tour in support of last year's hair metal-inspired Metalander-Z. That tour kicks off with Savannah Stopover and SXSW before heading to the west coast and back. Upon returning home, they'll play Glasslands on May 17 with another bunch of wacky party rockers Math the Band. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Math the Band also put out a new album last week (2/4), which includes a Peelander-Z cover. You can stream it, along with the list of all dates and a video from Metalander-Z, below...
Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.
Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...
Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 2012 (more by Dylan Johnson)
SXSW 2014, which does down from March 7-16 across multiple Austin venues, already announced one round of artists, and they've just now revealed the second lineup announcement. It includes Syd Arthur, The Baseball Project, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, Blouse, Circuit des Yeux, Diarrhea Planet, Kevin Drew, Dune Rats, EMA, Esben and the Witch, Fielded, Future Islands, Jenny Hval, James Iha, Kayo Dot, Love Inks, Mirah, Gary Numan, Peelander-Z, Potty Mouth, Public Service Broadcasting, Rockie Fresh, Saintseneca, Skream, Slothrust, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Tashaki Miyaki, Timber Timbre, Torres, Tourist, Truckfighters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wye Oak, French band La Femme (who are planning a two month North American tour around it) and many more.
Badges are still available. Full lineup announcement below...
DOWNLOAD: Peelander-Z - "Ride on the Shooting Star" (MP3)
Peelander-Z recently announced that they're going hair metal for their first album since the departure of Peelander Red, Metalander (due out 9/10 via Chicken Ranch Records), and will be touring in support of it. When we first mentioned that tour, it didn't include a NYC date, but it's since been announced that they will play Glasslands on Halloween (10/31). That sounds like it'll be one hell of a party, and it's a good excuse to come dressed up as your favorite Peelander member. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (8/23) at 10 AM.
Updated dates are listed, along with a stream of their new single, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Peelander-Z - "Ride on the Shooting Star" (MP3)
Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
"Action Comic Punk Band" Peelander-Z can now amend that description of its sound to "Action Comic Metal Band." Referencing the glory days of hair metal's reign, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Japan-by-way-of-planet-Peelander foursome Peelander-Z, along with the band's team of sonic engineers, absorbed hundreds of gear reviews and blogs, and started collecting era-appropriate guitar gear to construct the upcoming new Peelander-Z album Metalander-Z, a recording that is both completely of its time and completely timeless.Peelander-Z have announced their first album since the unfortunate departure of Peelander Red, and as you can see above, they're going hair metal. The album's called Metalander-Z, and it will be out on September 10. You can hear it for yourself on the first single, "RIde on the Shooting Star," which opens with an intro that Bon Jovi's "Runaway" may or may not have something to do with. Download that track above, or stream it, along with the tracklist, below.
The album (the band's eighth studio recording) is set for release on September 10th, 2013 via Austin's Chicken Ranch Records and nothing will ever be the same. Some of the albums that inspired Metalander-Z include AC/DC's High Voltage, Cinderella's Night Songs, Def Leppard's Pyromania, Iron Maiden's Number of The Beast, Motley Crue's Too Fast For Love, Van Halen's 1984, and ZZ Top's Eliminator.
Iggy and the Stooges at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Toronto one happens from August 24-25 in Fort York and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, The Weakerthans, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, The Flatliners, and Single Mothers (who all play day 2). Tickets for that day are on sale now. Flyer below.
The Denver one happens from September 21 to 22 at May Farms and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Brand New, Rocket From the Crypt, Guided by Voices, The Dismemberment Plan, Superchunk, Against Me!, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Chuck Ragan, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Touche Amore, Single Mothers and more on day 1; and blink-182, Rancid, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, FLAG, Bad Religion, Yo La Tengo, Naked Raygun, Stars, Peelander-Z, Off With Their Heads, and more on day 2. Tickets (2-day passes and single day tickets) are on sale now. Full day-by-day lineup below.
photos by Dylan Johnson
Peelander-Z at Brain Cave Festival - 4/11/13
Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival went down this past Thursday (4/11) through Sunday (4/14) mostly at Europa (it also included a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market). The first night had a good dose of rock from Peelander-Z, The Suzan, and Eula, plus a horn-filled set from Zongo Junction and Supremes tribute band Guyanna Ross and the Supremes. Pictures of those bands are this post. It also featured Gunfight! and Hoya, who unfortunately we missed.
You can catch Eula again at Mercury Lounge on May 23 with Friend Roulette and Matty Fasano. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/19) at noon.
More pictures, plus video of Guyanna Ross and the Supremes, below...
Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year from April 11 to 14 at Europa. The festival features four days of local bands including Peelander-Z, Eula, The Suzan, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Cat Martino, and more. The full lineup and schedule, along with the trailer video and flyer for the festival, are below.
Tickets for each individual night and a 4-day pass option are on sale now.
Schedule, video, and flyer 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...
Just another day at the office for Peelander Red (by Keith)
Joined by Math the Band, the show was one of the final dates in NYC for Peelander Red with his absolute last show (and last date of their tour) going down at Knitting Factory on November 23. Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Brooklyn show are still available.
More pictures from The Studio at Webster Hall are below.
Peelander-Z at GoogaMooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Peelander-Z are currently on what will be their last tour with Peelander-Red, and as discussed, it hits NYC TONIGHT (10/12) at The Studio at Webster Hall with Math the Band and Peelander's tourmates Electric Eel Shock. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
However, you'll still get one more chance to catch the band in NYC with Peelander-Red at the previously mentioned BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on November 23. Tickets for that show just went on sale.
As posted on BV Austin, Peelander Yellow did the paint job for Top Chef champ Paul Qui's East Side Kings truck at The Grackle. A video about that and a list of all upcoming dates are below.
Peelander-Z at Googa Mooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned Peelander-Red is unfortunately leaving Peelander-Z, but is going on one final tour as a member of the band with Electric Eel Shock. That tour is already scheduled to hit NYC on October 12 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Math the Band (tickets), and now BrooklynVegan is proud to announce that we'll be presenting another NYC show for the band, happening on November 23 at Knitting Factory Brooklyn, which will be Red's final show with Peelander-Z. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but we'll let you know when they are.
In related news, Peelander-Z's "sister band" Peewonder-Z play a NYC show at The Paper Box TONIGHT (10/4) with Hard Nips, Gelatine w/ Otonana Trio, and Dirty Babylon Breaker. Tickets for tonight's show are available.
We're also premiering Peelander-Z's new music video for "Get Glasses," which was recorded live at Red 7 in Austin. That video, the tour flier, and a list of all dates are below.
Peelander-Red in a truly epic moment at GoogaMooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
It's been quite some time since our last post. Hope you all are doing well. There's some good news and bad news today. We're kicking off another tour with Electric Eel Shock on October 12th in NYC. Also, our new split 7" w/ them will be released in October! However, we have a sad news to announce. We're sorry to have to tell you that Peelander-Red has decided to leave the band after the tour. This is sad, but we all wish Red the best of luck, and thank him for his hard work and all the unforgettable memories.Sad to hear, especially since Peelander-Z is such a unit and Red is a big part of that live fun. He will be missed.
We're looking forward to seeing you all out there! Thank you so much for supporting us! We love you all!!
But don't mourn his departure just yet! As the band mentioned, Red will be saying goodbye on the road, including at The Studio at Webster Hall on 10/12 (tickets)
A list of all Peelander-Z tour dates and a video discussing Red's departure are below.
DOWNLOAD: Peelander-Z - Get Glasses (MP3)
Japanese action comic punks Peelander-Z are releasing a new single from their Space Vacation album -- the old school rockin' "Get Glasses" -- and you can download it above or stream it at the bottom of this post. "Get Glasses" is also something you can do yourself, as we're giving away three pairs of P-Z sunglasses that have been custom stylized by Peelander-Yellow as modeled by Peelander-Red above, and more.
We're giving away one Grand Prize pack, that includes a signed pair of sunglasses, a CD and LP copy of Space Vacation, a Peelander-Z t-shirt and a one-of-a-kind hand drawn "Get Glasses" image to be created personally by Peelander-Yellow for the winner. There are also two runner-up packages up for grabs that includes the sunglasses and a Space Vacation CD. Details on how to enter are below.
When not designing sunglasses, displaying art in Austin and saving the universe, Peelander-Z will be playing some live shows, though nothing in NYC area at the moment. (They recently performed in Brooklyn at the Great Googamooga.) All tour dates are listed below, along with the "Get Glasses" stream and contest details
photos by Ryan Barkan
New Brooklyn food and music festival GoogaMooga just spent two extremely sunny days in Prospect Park which is hard to believe on this extremely rainy Monday. And though the weather was super, a few other details were not, and for that they've apologized along with a promise to be back next year. You've already seen pictures from Saturday and Sunday. Here are some more from Sunday. They continue below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Hall & Oates & Peelander-Z - in Prospect Park (5/20/2012)
Unlike Chris (who took these pictures), I didn't get to the Nethermead until 5pm, but what I saw was consistent with reports that the second day of GoogaMooga was free of a lot of the kinks experienced on Saturday. Lines were shorter on Sunday, there was more food, there were maybe a few less people, and everyone just generally seemed to be having a great time. Conversations on the first day were all about how long you had to wait to get something. Conversations on the second day seemed to be more about how much better things were, and how awesome it was to hear Hall & Oates play 80 minutes of hits in a huge park on a beautiful day to thousands of people, many of whom were dancing and singing along. Sure there were still lines for popular items, but nothing like the day before, and there were a lot less of them (would you agree?).
Other highlights of Sunday's free but ticketed event included a memorable performance by colorful punks Peelander-Z (whose red member can be seen flying over a porta-potty in one of the pictures above), a rocking set of Led Zeppelin tunes by Lez Zeppelin, soul by both Charles Bradley and Fitz & the Tantrums, another hour ExtraMooga Q&A session by the extremely entertaining, even to vegans, Anthony Bourdain who went into detail on his opinions of vegetarians at the request of one audience member (Anthony appears live in Brooklyn again at BAM on June 9), and an ExtraMooga night-closing Big Gay Ice Cream Dance Party complete with a DJ, alien dancer things, drag queens, free ice and ice cream, and scantily clad stilt workers (also ExtraMooga only).
The plan seems to be to bring GoogaMooga back in 2013 (hopefully next time with more vegan options), so stay tuned. More pictures from Sunday in Prospect Park, below...
Superfly presents the Great GoogaMooga this weekend (5/19-5/20) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. As can you can see by the posted schedule, live music will be happening on two stages concurrently with food demonstrations, comedy and other entertainment while food is being served all around. Don't have one of the free tickets, and aren't planning on buying one either? Probably best to not show up then. At least that's what festival co-founder Kerry Black of Superfly told us in the interview that you can read in full below...
"The Festival will feature two stages of music per day, both located in the Nethermead Meadow. More artists to be announced. Performances start at noon and end at 8:30 pm on Saturday. Performances start at noon and end at 7:30 pm on Sunday." Announced music lineup for the two day Prospect Park food and music festival, below...
Peelander-Z @ Public Assembly (BV-CMJ 2011)
Peelander-Z pride themselves on over-the-top shows and now the punk band will kick it up a notch by playing one aboard a moving boat as part of a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on April 12th (that's soon!) with One-Eyed Doll. Tickets for the NYC boat show aboard the Jewel are on sale.
The show is part an April tour Peelander-Z are embarking on in support of Space Vacation, their new LP due on April 10th. Check out a new video for "Star Bowling" from that forthcoming release, with all dates, below.