Anamanaguchi Dreams of Sushi

New York City-based Chiptune quartet Anamanaguchi will headline two sold out shows in San Francisco this weekend. Whether or not you were able to nab tickets, you can also catch a free DJ set on Sunday at Blowfish Sushi.

You may remember hearing about a local event back in April called Giraffage Dreams of Sushi, featuring a free DJ set from San Francisco electronic musician Charlie Yin (aka Giraffage). This Sunday, June 9 at 6pm, Imaginary Friends presents Anamanaguchi Dreams of Sushi. Members of the hyper-pop band will perform a free DJ set at Blowfish Sushi (To Die For) at 2170 Bryant Street in San Francisco, following a warm-up set from DJ Chad Salty. Blowfish will be serving happy hour hand rolls and drink specials at the bar, as well as full dinner service. The DJ event is free, but reservations and early arrival are strongly recommended.

The 8-bit Nintendo punks recently put out an epic LP called Endless Fantasy, along with a pair of colorful music videos. In the video for the title track (above), Anamanaguchi automatically wins this year’s Cowabunga, Dude! Most Awesome Video Award for sending a slice of pizza into outer space. You can also watch the video for “Meow” at the band’s website.

On Saturday, June 8, Anamanaguchi performs at Brick & Mortar Music Hall with Slime Girls and San Francisco’s Crashfaster. Immediately following Anamanaguchi Dreams of Sushi on Sunday, they will headline a sold out show at Rickshaw Stop, live as a full guitars and drums band with support from Chrome Sparks (the Brooklyn-via-Pittsburgh-via-Michigan homie Jeremy Malvin) and the East Bay’s Carl Sagan-inspired space-disco supergroup Pale Blue Dot.

Anamanaguchi, Crashfaster, Slime Girls
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
June 8, 2013
9pm, $12–15 (Sold Out)

Anamanaguchi (DJ), DJ Chad Salty
Blowfish Sushi
June 9, 2013
6–8pm, Free

Anamanaguchi, Chrome Sparks, Pale Blue Dot
Rickshaw Stop
June 9, 2013
8pm, $12–15 (Sold Out)