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MANGCHI Takes Over San Jose With Second Bay Area Show


Following an explosive show with a guest appearance by Ninja of Die Antwoord in San Francisco, David Choe and band MANGCHI took a trip to San Jose to play The Ritz on Tuesday. MANGCHI (‘Hammer’ in Korean) picked up where they left off, as San Jose was treated to a night of crowd surfing, rodeo garb, and everything in between. Check out shots of Ceci DeeCee, Steebee Weebee and the crew at sound-check and exclusive photos of The Ritz show below.






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Mangchi Shows in the Bay Area: May 25 & May 26



After a short hiatus, MANGCHI makes a come back with two special shows taking place in the Bay Area this Memorial Day weekend.  The first show opens at the Elbo Room in San Francisco on Monday, May 25th with special guests, GOLDEN DRUGS. The second will be in San Jose at the The Ritz on Tuesday, May 26th.

Monday, May 25th @ 9PM – $10
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, May 26th @ 9PM – $10
The Ritz
400 S. First St.
San Jose, CA

About the Band:

“A fart from a child born without a butthole”, is what MANGCHI sounds like said 1 of the 2 people who were let into a room to hear this new sound. The second person, John Cusack , actor/comedian/artist from such films as “SAY ANYTHING” and “ROADSIDE PROPHETS” described the music as “If korn, depeche mode and the beastie boys were forced in a bus together to tour north korea, and all their lead singers quit in the middle of the tour, and the band picked up the korean versions of Debbie Gibson, Stacey-Q, and buddy Holly to replace the singers who just happened to be hitchhiking on The north korean countryside road, and then they all got in a tour bus accident and all got whiplash and broken bones, but Kim JONG UN made them play a show anyways with broken necks right on the side of road using the broken car parts as instruments over the non-existent ambulance sirens, that’s the closest I can get to describing the MANGCHI sound…. So basically listening to GOD’s voice as he’s hitting puberty… so basically Art.”

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