By Leslie Hampton Published December 3, 2009
Drummer: Etsuko Nakanishi
Venue:The Blank Club, San Jose on October 30
Shonen Knife return after a long run of Yamano sisters playing together, Naoko continues with a new lineup including drummer, Etsuko Nakanishi. For anyone that thinks a small lady can't bash away on the drums, should see Etsuko. Her heavy snare and big swing gives a huge punch to their sound.
When not designing web pages, plonking her rare guitars or banging on her eBay drums, Leslie Hampton haunts northern California clubs and house concerts photographing musicians.