Asians in Rock Tour (AIR)

posted July 22, 2003

What is the Asians In Rock (AIR) tour?

Jenny Choi (Double Zero/Suburban Home Records), enlisting the help of local celebrities Mia Park and Pepito Pea to Mike Park of Asian Man Records, has conceptualized the Asians In Rock (AIR) tour to kick off a celebration of Asians who revel in the indie rock subculture and are actively bringing innovative soundscapes to the forefront of what we consider today as American music. The tour hopes to give voice to the often silent model minority, bringing awareness to the fact that there are Asian faces everywhere rocking out loud, and contributing to what makes our music so outstanding. (for more info, visit

Midwest.East Coast leg
Jenny Choi (Double Zero), Panda Panda (members of KIM, Smoothies [Southern]), Chiyoko Yoshida (of Sweeder and Squashblossom)

and special guests:
From Monument to Masses (Dim Mak Records), Creme Blush (NYC), Suntan (Kim Chee Records), Kevin So (of Boston - Wingbone Records), Triple Whip (Innocent Words Records) and Strangeway (Pittsburgh, PA)

Date Time City Venue Info
8/8 9 p.m. Champaign, IL Iron Post (w/Triple Whip)
8/9 6 p.m. Chicago, IL Korean Street Festival
8/10 9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig
8/11 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe (w/Strangeway)
8/12 7 p.m. NYC Lions Den (w/ Creme Blush, DJ Rekha)
8/13 9 p.m Washington DC Velvet Lounge (w/ Suntan)
8/14 9 p.m. Philadelphia, PA Rotunda @ University of Penn
8/15 6:30 p.m. Cambridge, MA Zeitgeist Gallery (w/ Kevin So)
8/16 9:30 p.m. Akron, OH The Lime Spider (w/ Strangeway)

West Coast : featuring Scrabbel (Dan Lee from the Aislers Set) and Jenny Choi
with special guests:
Whysall Lane (ex-Versus, ex-Jawbreaker) (NorCal dates), Short Round (Asian Man Records) (NorCal dates), Julie Plug (NorCal dates), Clarendon Hills
*still pending: Charles Kim of Perishable Records

and local West Coast faves:
Cast Of Thousands, Dealership Kids, Maya Marin, J Turtle Music

Date/Time City Venue Guests
August 17 San Diego Twiggs Coffeehous w/ Dealership Kids, J Turtle Music
August 18 Oceanside, CA Espresso Garden Cafe
August 19 Orange County The Gypsy Lounge w/ D-ship Kids and Maya Marin
August 20 San Francisco, CA Last Day Saloon
August 21 San Jose, CA TBD
August 22 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman
August 23 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland