* MOVED TO THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND *
+ Mike Thrasher Presents
Monday, July 16th, 2018
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
7pm (doors open at 6pm). All Ages.
$23.00 advance tix from Cascade Tickets.
$28.00 at the door.
* TICKETS ON SALE TUES. MAY 29TH — 10 AM PST *
More than 15 years since its original launch in Japan, Adult Swim and Production IG will premiere two new seasons of one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL, starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Debuting on Adult Swim’s popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.
“FLCL has always been a personal favorite of mine, and having the opportunity to work with Production IG on these new seasons has been a dream come true,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.
Up first, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.
Following FLCL: Progressive will be another new season, FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!
Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans) and both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows. FLCL: Progressive and Alternative are co-produced by Adult Swim and Production IG.
ABOUT THE PILLOWS:
The Pillows are a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1989. The group has released 21 studio albums, several EPs and compilations, and over 35 singles. Outside Japan, they are best known as the group responsible for the soundtrack to the FLCL OVA series.
The Pillows are a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1989.
The group has released 21 studio albums, several EPs and compilations, and over 35 singles.
Outside Japan, they are best known as the group responsible for the soundtrack to the FLCL OVA series.
For about 30 years, The Pillows remains one of only a few bands that are active at the forefront in Japan.
Noodles are a Japanese alternative rock band currently consisting of Yoko (vocals/guitar) and Ikuno (bass). The band is originally from Yokohama, where they performed their first show.
They have performed at SXSW several times, and they also have been invited and played on the stage of Midem in France / Cannes.
They are well known for the song «Love My Life», which they recorded for the movie of the same name, Love My Life.
ABOUT CULLEN OMORI:
Cullen Omori is a Los Angeles by way of Chicago musician whose 2016 release New Misery received critical acclaim from: Interview Magazine, NME and The Guardian. The former Smith Western frontman, has shared collaborated with band members of MGMT, Cults and Mild High Club and has performed with the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cults, Fatal Jams and The Gloomies. He recently shared a new song, “Four Years” and will be releasing a new record later this year via Sub Pop.