Kylee and The Akabane Vulgars will perform in San Francisco as part of the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival.
The 2012 J-POP Summit Festival, now in its fourth year and presented by NEW PEOPLE in association with the Japantown Merchants Association, will be held across San Francisco's Japantown district on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th.
The festival will feature free concert performances from The Akabane Vulgars on August 25th, while Kylee, All Ages, Capital, and the Bay Area Girls will perform on August 26th.
The Akabane Vulgars is a bluesy, all-girl power trio hailing from Tokyo, Japan. The group, composed of sisters Yumi Uchizono on guitar and vocals and Miki Uchizono on bass, is joined by drummer Kei Sofue. The Akabane Vulgars formed while the members were still in high school and have gone on to enjoy a wide following in Japan with its unique brand of bluesy-rock vocals and soulful lyrics. The band is heavily influenced by Green Day, Joan Jett, The Beatles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Japanese groups such as Blankey Jet City and Thee Michelle Gun Elephant.
Kylee is an upbeat 18 year-old pop singer/songwriter born to an American father and Japanese mother. She is currently signed to Sony Music Japan and has become a fast-rising multi-cultural star that is developing a major following in both the U.S. and Japan. Kylee has been featured in the U.S. on the Today Show, and her second single, "missing/IT'S YOU," released in 2010, was featured heavily in a commercial for online apparel retailer NISSEN. In 2011 she performed for an audience of more than 50,000 people at an official Major League Baseball game and also sang for President Barack Obama during a visit to her home state of Arizona earlier this year.