Neptune Theatre University District
Sat Nov 10, 9 pm All Ages
Recommended by Andrew Gospe
The genesis of London trio Kero Kero Bonito was Sarah Midori Perry, the band’s bilingual singer, being recruited to the band via a message board post. Naturally, the group’s early work was an overstuffed, internet-literate amalgam of J-pop, dancehall, and rap. Now they perform and record as something closer to a traditional band, but one whose effervescent electro-pop still takes its cues from the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Most important, the group increasingly reflects its Japanese influences in form—intricate, tightly produced pop songs—more than sound.