When Peelander-Z hits Middle of the Map Fest this week, it’ll be an affair to remember. The vibrantly colored New York-based Japanese action punk rockers are known for their excessive antics during their live show. Anyone dressing in solid colors might be called up onstage to partake in human bowling or even a bit of spirited jump rope.

I Heart Local Music talked to Peelander-Yellow about the upcoming Kansas City performance. You can watch the hilarious interview below; and if you want to get on his good side, bring some BBQ.

Video by Fally Afani, Mitch Jones, Lillian Wright Smith.

Here’s a little bit of what we saw at their SXSW set (photos by Mitch Jones):



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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