Totally Biased: Kevin Kataoka: Asian Evasion
"Why do we keep making movies about Asian subject matter starring white people?"
Tomorrow night, our band celebrates the 6 year anniversary of our first album, “Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts.”
I can’t believe that it’s been so long already. This is the album that helped propel our band’s career, getting us headlining slots at festivals like SXSW, San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con, MusicfestNW, as well as 15 other tours around the world. Needless to say, I get a little emotional when I think about all of the wonderful opportunities this band has provided, amazing people I’ve met along the way, and even the crazy scary moments that I can laugh about later in life.
So if you’re in the Pacific Northwest, come on down to the little Portland club that kicked this off: Dante’s. If anything else, you can hop across the street can grab something from Voodoo Donuts.
This was the view from stage when we played at DragonCon. There were a lot of people. They danced and had fun.
A photo that our band (The Slants) snapped on the way home from Boise, ID.
This week marks our band’s 6 year anniversary. That means not only was our first show during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but we were born in the year of the fire dog.
According to Chinese Horoscopes, that means:
“Fire Dogs are natural leaders. Fire Dogs are popular, charismatic people, always surrounded by a group of admirers. Not only admired for their vibrant personalities, these Dogs also possess a sexual attractiveness that makes them irresistible. These people are adventurous and vivacious, yet, honest and openhearted. However, because they are so active, they are generally not the settle down type.”
Anyway, I’m proud of what we’ve done over the years as the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. Here’s to more rock n’ roll!
The Slants: “Con Kids” live at the Roseland Theater with Mindless Self Indulgence.
A little footage from our show the other night with MSI.
The Slants: “Love Within My Sins” at MTAC 2013
WINTER IS COMING.
No, it’s just The Slants. The world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band will now be playing at one of the world’s largest multi-fandom events: Dragoncon. See you there.
The Slants: Con Kids (Official Music Video featuring Summit Wushu Academy)