Dynamite Club was formed 2001 in New York City by musicians, Kentaro Saito
and Mike Pride. Conceived as a "Rock Band", their avant-grade influenced
sound and extraordinary energetic and unique stage performances -
involving actual Kung Fu fighting and wrestling! - gathered attention from
all around the New York City area.
After giving unforgettable performances at nearly every club in the New
York City & Brooklyn areas, including CBGB's and Knitting Factory,
Dynamite Club released their first full length CD "The Legend Of Tiger
Mask". Released on New Jersey based label, Big Sleep Records, in late
2002, the album left an unforgettable impression in the U.S, Canada, and
even Australia, Japan & Taiwan, gathering heavy college radio play
throughout North America. Before long, the 1000 CDs were sold out, and
with minimal distribution and ads.
Their first international tour, in 2003, included Taiwan, Japan, and
Australia, and had a great reception. While in Taiwan, Dynamite Club gave
its wild performance, not realizing the magnitude of accepting the
headlining position at Spring Scream Goat, one of the biggest music
festivals in the country. They don't know why exactly, but DYNAMITE CLUB
gets wild love from the Taiwanese now, and was asked to headline Spring
Scream Monkey in 2004 that was followed by sold out concerts in Taipei.
This was followed by the bands second successful tour of Japan.
Since then, Dynamite Club has released it’s 2nd full length CD “It’s
Deeper than Most People Actually Think”- an assault on pop music rather
than the avant-garde it feverishly attacked on their 1st CD- on Funhole
Records. This CD has already sold over 1000 copies since being released
in February 2005 (again with little distribution or ads), and reached #107
on CMJ charts and was the 2nd most added record in CMJ charts on its
initial release date. The band has since gathered much radio play and a
rabidly devoted cult following. Seen once, their live performance is not
forgotten. They have also been included on two compilations, one
Taiwanese & American, one French. Dynamite Club have also released a
limited, and now sold out, and EP entitled “S”.
Dynamite Club has kept a hectic tour schedule in the past 2 years and have
embarked on 7 US tours (with bands like Peelander-Z, Sunburned Hand of the
Man, Magik Markers & Dynasty), a European tour with punk legends MDC,
Canadian tours with Daiquiri and Mindy Wind, and toured Asia (Japan &
Taiwan) a total of 4 times now.
Meanwhile, the members of Dynamite Club work in an endless string of bands
with the “who’s who” of new rock music including: MDC (millions of dead
cops), Haino Keiji’s Fushitsusha, John Zorn, Trevor Dunn (of Mr. Bungle &
Fantomas), Gary Lucas’ Captain Beefheart repertoire band Fast N’ Bulbous,
Japan’s RUINS and RonRuins, Anthony Braxton, Sonny Simmons, PAK, Otomo
Yoshihide, Time Of Orchids, Dr. Nerve, & Eugene Chadbourne.