METROLAND BEST LIVE SHOWS OF 2011 #2 SHONEN KNIFE / LAST CONSPIRATORS

The staff of Metroland Magazine picks their Best Shows of 2011 and writer Kirsten Ferguson has the Shonen Knife w/ the Last Conspirators show at #2... "What a fun show, opened by Albany’s own the Last Conspirators and topped with a jubilant set by Japan’s Shonen Knife on their 30th anniversary tour of North America. This show had it all: short blasts of pop-punk tunes punctuated by thrashed hair, adorable smiles, hands raised in devil-horn salute and then closed with an encore of Ramones tunes."


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A powerful rock & roll band whose sound fuses old-school punk, roots rock, and heartland rock, with fierce, often politically charged lyrics on top. The Last Conspirators are fronted by singer and songwriter Tim Livingston a pioneering figure on the punk scene in New York State’s Hudson Valley... true believers, keeping the rock & roll flame burning even if it may no longer be fashionable to do so.. coming across like an Americanized version of the Clash… the Last Conspirators.. waging war against complacency and cherishing the rebels and outsiders on the fringes of American culture. .. raging against the light, whether it's dying or burning bright.”

— All Music Guide