Tunes and Trends: Kero Kero Bonito
Despite being a Wednesday night, Kero Kero Bonito’s fans packed into the Subterranean patiently waiting to jam out with the British, J-pop band. Starting off the show with a back and forth chant of their name, a composition of the Japanese onomatopoetic words for frog croaks and a type of fish, KKB didn’t have to do much more to hype up the crowd. Vocalist Sarah Midori Perry’s sweet but engaging voice flooded the crowded room as their fans eagerly sang and rapped along (some of the most dedicated even learned the Japanese verses) over producers Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled's bubblegum, electronic beats. Their lyric’s appraisal of originality and self expression was echoed through the set as Perry danced around the stage and even changed into a cap and gown for the song Graduation. The concert’s feel-good vibe can be summed up by Perry’s verse in their hit Flamingo, “You don’t need to change- It’s boring being the same- you’re pretty either way.” Scroll through the gallery to take a look at the show and some of my favorite outfits of the night.
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