时间：2019.01.09 周三 21:00
CHAI - 相貌并不出众的四人时常穿着宽松的粉红色系睡衣毫无顾忌的展示自己，从去年开始，她们用她们所创的「NEO kawaii」风格征服美国最具代表性的 SXSW 音乐节，随后在纽约、芝加哥、西雅图、波特兰、圣地亚哥、旧金山和洛杉矶等地进行了一系列演出，这是一场名为“日本之旅”的迷你美国巡演。
去年10月，CHAI发行了第一张录音室专辑《PINK》，这张粉粉的专辑包含了大热单曲《NEO》在内的11首歌曲，包含了Basement Jaxx, the Gorillaz, CSS, 和 Tom Tom Club等风格，值得一提的是，CHAI看似尚不成熟的成员们却有着极具专业水准的现场水平。
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Japanese Punk Band CHAI Tour In Shenzhen
Time: 2019.01.09 Wednesday 21:00
Venue: B10 Live http://www.b10live.cn
Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Venue Support: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd
Admittance starts at 20:30.
Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.
Fare: Presale 150 RMB; At Door 220 RMB
※Presale service available until 00:00 on January 9
※At Door tickets may not be available if presale tickets were sold out. Please purchase the tickets as early as possible.
①Entity：Old Heaven Books (120#, A5, North District of OCT-LOFT)
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least ONE DAY before the concert:
1.Name 2. Phone number 3. Date of the concert 4. Quantity of tickets
Ticket reservation will be closed 15 minutes before the show starts, please pick up your ticket at B10 Live in time.
3/At Door: B10 Live
※Starts at 20:00 on the day.
In Japanese pop culture circle, there are many Kawaii (that means cute, in Japanese) idol groups showing their identity through their works. Every age has different definitions of, though Kawaii is defined by beauty now. We can see the common cute word Kawaii has been taken out of the daily life. The CHAI band decided to create their own definition of kawaii, to tell everyone, “you are beautiful, you are kawaii, because everybody has a different kawaii-ness.”
CHAI—— always dressed in bright pink (the official color of CHAI), the bandmates animate and act out their songs using various props and set designs. When they’re singing in Japanese, it’s a great way to understand the concept and engage with their brand of neo kawaii. Last year, they played SXSW in Austin, Texas, and participated in a mini tour titled Japan Nite, which took them to New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
CHAI formed when identical twins Mana (vocals/keyboard) and Kana (guitar/vocals) started playing music with Yuna (drums) while in high school in Nagoya. They later met bassist Yuuki and decided on the name CHAI, which is a type of Russian tea served with jam. Members of the band evidently drank it while studying Russian literature at university in Nagoya.
Judging from the standards of pop idols, the appearance of four people is not outstanding. They describe themselves, their music, and their movement as “neo kawaii”, the mantra on their website declares, “neo kawaii means that all girls are pretty from the moment they were born, and that there is not a single girl who is not kawaii […] You should be who you are. We all have our own worries, but that’s fine. Our insecurities make us who we are.”
What makes CHAI different is the fact that they are indeed, different. They don’t really want to be boxed into any genre, their videos are artistic, fun, and very aesthetically pleasing, they present the important messages they want to say in the lyrics and wrap them in a realistic and humorous way, and most importantly they celebrate all types of beauty. As CHAI says, “everyone is kawaii in their own way.”
They have released their debut album last year – as it uses a lot of pink in the visuals, from the clothing to make up – the album will be called ‘PINK’. The album will feature eleven songs, like ‘Boys Sex Men’, ‘Flat Girl’, and ‘Sayonara Complex’ which inspired by artists like Tom Tom Club, CSS, Justice, The XX, Basement Jaxx,
In just a few short years since its establishment, these little girls of NEO-KAWAII have been on the stage of major music festivals in Japan. On May 11th, 2018, CHAI participated in the recording of the music station of the Japanese music program, which means that they are more and more accepted by the mainstream Japanese music circle.
CHAI is also attracting the attention from the European and American markets. In the last years, they had two US tours, a British tour, and signed the world's fastest-growing new agency-CODA, officially entering the European and American music market.
At the beginning of the 2019 New Year, CHAI will also carry their unique "NEO kawaii" attitude, bringing their first Chinese tour to Chinese fans with a steady level of live performance!
CHAI - ボーイズセコメン
CHAI - アイム・ミー
CHAI - ほれちゃった