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The Slants


Band
Portland, OR USA

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Biography:
Portland's The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles." The music is the perfect combination of 80's driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as "Chinatown Dance Rock."

They've been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," IFC TV, Huffington Post, MTV, and over 1500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites worldwide.

17 international tours, including appearances in 46 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon Con. The band has also tour/provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed "Operation Gratitude."

Every one of their last 5 music videos have gone viral, gaining tens of thousands of views within days; "You Make Me Alive" reached nearly a quarter million views in less than four months and is being broadcasted in 82 countries worldwide.

Two of their recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, & Enter the Dragon) and international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.

They've won "Album of the Year" and "Editor's Choice" from dozens of magazines, including Willamette Week, LA Weekly, Shojo Beat, Village Voice, City Beat, and Rockwired.

Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it's clear that The Slants' infectious brand of "so damn good" music will leave you wanting more (MRU Magazine)

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2007
   Kumoricon 2007 - September 1-3 in Vancouver, WA
   Pacific Media Expo 2007 - November 9-11 in Los Angeles, CA
2008
   Sac-Anime 2008 - January 11-13 in Sacramento, CA
   Anime Oasis 2008 - March 13-16 in Boise, ID
   Sakura-Con 2008 - March 28-30 in Seattle, WA
   No Brand Con 2008 - April 18-20 in Eau Claire, WI
   Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2008 - April 25-27 in Nashville, TN
   Yaoi Jamboree 2008 - June 20-22 in Glendale, AZ
   PersaCon 2008 - June 27-29 in Huntsville, AL
   PortConMaine 2008 - July 3-6 in Portland, ME
   AniMix 2008 - July 18-20 in Killeen, TX
   Tokyo In Tulsa 2008 - August 1-3 in Tulsa, OK
   Kin-Yoobi Con 2008 - August 9 in Hayward, CA
   Anime Evolution 2008 - August 22-24 in Vancouver, BC
   Kumoricon 2008 - August 30 - September 1 in Portland, OR
   Nan Desu Kan 2008 - September 12-14 in Denver, CO
   Anime X Gamer Experience 2008 - October 17-19 in St. Augustine, FL
   Zenkaikon 2008 - October 17-18 in King of Prussia, PA
   Aki Con 2008 - November 7-9 in Everett, WA
   New England Fan Experience 2008 - November 21-23 in Cambridge, MA
2009
   MEW Convention 2009 - December 31, 2008 - January 1, 2009 in Vancouver, WA
   Ikkicon 2009 - February 6-8 in Austin, TX
   Anime Oasis 2009 - March 12-15 in Boise, ID
   Mizuumi-Con 2009 - March 21 in San Antonio, TX
   Anime St. Louis 2009 - March 27-29 in St. Charles, MO
   Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2009 - April 3-5 in Nashville, TN
   Sakura-Con 2009 - April 10-12 in Seattle, WA
   Anime Central 2009 - May 8-10 in Rosemont, IL
   Animethon 2009 - August 7-9 in Edmonton, AB
   Realms Con 2009 - October 2-4 in Corpus Christi, TX
2010
   Sac-Anime 2010 - January 8-10 in Sacramento, CA
   Kamikazecon 2010 - March 19-21 in Houston, TX
   Anime Oasis 2010 - May 27-30 in Boise, ID
   Anime Banzai 2010 - October 8-10 in Layton, UT
2011
   Anime St. Louis 2011 - April 15-17 in Collinsville, IL
   Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2011 - April 22-24 in Nashville, TN
   Anime Kaigi 2011 - July 15-17 in Flagstaff, AZ
   Sac-Anime 2011 - September 2-4 in Sacramento, CA
   Aki Con 2011 - October 7-9 in Bellevue, WA
   ChibiCon 2011 - November 18-20 in Springfield, MO
2012
   Tsukino-Con 2012 - February 17-19 in Victoria, BC
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2012 - July 20-22 in Tulsa, OK
   Ani-Fi 2012 - July 21-22 in South Bend, IN convention cancelled
   WausaubiCon 2012 - July 27-29 in Wausau, WI
   San Japan 2012 - August 10-12 in San Antonio, TX
   Nekocon 2012 - November 2-4 in Hampton, VA
2013
   Sukoshicon: Destination Anime 2013 - January 4-6 in Fort Walton Beach, FL cancelled appearance
   Zenkaikon 2013 - March 22-24 in Lancaster, PA
   Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2013 - March 29-31 in Nashville, TN
   Anime Oasis 2013 - May 24-27 in Boise, ID
   SaikouCon 2013 - August 23-25 in Breinigsville, PA
   Intervention 2013 - August 23-25 in Rockville, MD
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   AnimeiCon 2013 - October 4-6 in Monterey, CA cancelled appearance
2014
   Sabaku Con 2014 - April 11-13 in Albuquerque, NM
   Anime Oasis 2014 - May 23-26 in Boise, ID
   Anime Festival Wichita 2014 - June 27-29 in Wichita, KS
   Sac-Anime 2014 - August 29-31 in Sacramento, CA
   SNAFU Con 2014 - October 24-26 in Reno, NV
56 guest appearances

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