The Asterplace’s CD Release Party, with The Underground Channel, The Pizza Boys, The Ricecookers, QWERTYZ

January 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm | 95 Stanton Street | New York, NY | 21+ | FREE!  
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The Asterplace

The Asterplace is a New York City based Tokyo melodic-core and Japanese anime rock band from Tokyo, Japan. They perform worldwide at rock festivals & Anime/culture conventions, mostly in North America & EU. They also have excellent language skills, speaking fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and needless to say, “Japanese” as their mother tongue.

The Underground Channel

The Underground Channel is a Brooklyn based band who came together in the summer of 2012. The group’s unique take on classic rock and modern renditions of good old foot stomping, adrenaline pumping riffs is both refreshing and exciting. Owing to the variety in their individual tastes and backgrounds the bands music has distinct elements of punk, grunge, and progressive rock that serve as a reminder that the UC is really a hybrid new age classic rock band who will keep your ears interested and your feet rocking.

The Pizza Boys

A cool new punk band from NYC

Rye Sonada – vocals, guitar, music, lyrics
Mayuko Sugiura – drums

The Ricecookers

THE RICECOOKERS is a Japanese rock band formed in 2004 in Boston by Tomomi Hiroishi (Vocalist), Kota Fujii (Lead Guitar), and Daisuke Wakabayashi (Bass) and later joined by Sohei Oyama (Drums). They met at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where they were classically trained and perfected their musical skills. For 6 years, they performed at countless venues in Boston such as Paradise Rock… Club, Harpes Ferry, Middle East Downstaris, and Great Scott. From 2006 to 2010, they were a regular bill at The Irish Pub as the headliner gaining a large fan base.

In 2007, they entered the worldwide music contest, EMERGENZA, and finished as semifinalist for the Massachusetts State Finals, drawing media attention as the first Japanese band to become a finalist.

In January 2010, THE RICECOOKERS made their debut with an EP “Four of Our Songs”; produced by Shunji Okada Zazou Productions, Inc. and released by Bowinman Music Group. The EP is available in Japan as well as in the United States.

Following a successful 2-week tour in Tokyo, THE RICEOOKERS moved to New York City and regularly perform at renowned venues such as Arlene’s Grocery, R Bar, The Knitting Factory, Ace of Clubs, Don Hill’s, and The Fontana’s to name a few.

Now they set their home town in New York, but often tour in Japan.

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