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Otoboke Beaver

#5 Otoboke Beaver Jumei Yamada
PHOTO CREDIT: Jumei Yamada
CUTLINE: I Am Not Maternal: The women of Otoboke Beaver are not to be fucked with.
Sunday February 19, 2023 08:00 PM EST
Cost: $20.00 - $22.00
CL Critic Matthew Warhol Recommends:  Otoboke Beaver is lightening in a bottle. Their music is fast, in-your-face punk from Kyoto, Japan. I have not a clue what they’re saying, but they are screaming it in my face. And they are MAD. The few song titles and lyrics in English hint at four women fighting against traditional gender roles. “I am not maternal” is a 2-minute long assault, entirely in Japanese, whose music video shows an animated woman throwing her baby into the ceiling, and another shaking it in a fashion most mothering guides would frown upon. Other songs have quick bursts spurts of English such as “Destroy!,” “Shut up!,” and “Don’t light my fire.” — MW

From the venue:

Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. Formed at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).

Acco’s off-kilter self-taught compositional and confrontational performance skills, together with the band’s incredible musicianship make for a thrilling and unmissable live act.

Receiving attention from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, i-D, The Fader, Stereogum, NYLON, BrooklynVegan and many more, and acclaimed debuts at SXSW, FujiRock Festival, Coachella Music Festival and Lowlands Festival. Recent converts include Tadanobu Asano, Aidan Moffat, The Cribs (describing them as “PUNK AS F*CK”), and Dave Grohl (-?”It’ll blow your mind, dude-?).

In 2020 the band quit their day jobs and were about to embark on a world tour. They completed a two-week tour in Europe and were getting ready to start their first US tour when the world locked down due to the pandemic. With touring no longer possible during that time, the band worked on new music. Now, in preparation for the release of their new album, the band are looking forward picking up where they left off and will finally be on their way to world domination!

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21a31 Terminal West Magnum
887 West Marietta St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 876-5566