Birthday Suits

Since their debut in 2005, the Minneapolis-based duo of Matthew Kazama and Hideo Takahashi has excelled at tossing elements of late-'90s mathcore and classic Reagan-era punk against the wall with disarming power and impressively fresh results. Their 2010 release, Minnesota: Mouth To Mouth (Nice and Neat Records), sticks to that formula, but with a smidge more spit-polish shining up their succinct sense of melody. Birthday Suits' biggest asset remains the way their blurry-but-brilliant mix of sharp edges and curvy hooks matches up neatly with their dark-humored lyrics and stage presence that feels as gleeful as it does dangerous. Fans of Future of the Left and No Means No will not be disappointed. [Hannah Levin, Seattle Weekly]

Past Shows


Oct
22
nd
2019
7th St Entry
Oct
22
nd
2019
7th St Entry

TsuShiMaMiRe

with Birthday Suits
Jan
5
th
2019
Turf Club
Jan
6
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
6
th
2018
Turf Club

Birthday Suits, Shadow in the Cracks and FURY THINGS

with DJ CHRISTY HUNT and DJ PADDY COSTELLO
Aug
23
rd
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2017
7th St Entry

Birthday Suits and Lost Balloons

with LUTHERAN HEAT and the Cult of Lip
May
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
6
th
2017
icehouse MPLS
Apr
6
th
2017
icehouse MPLS

Deap Vally

with Birthday Suits
Jan
7
th
2017
Turf Club
Jul
29
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
29
th
2016
7th St Entry

Toys That Kill

with Shellshag, Birthday Suits, Gateway District and more!
May
21
st
2016
Indeed Brewery
May
21
st
2016
Indeed Brewery

WHIRLYGIG 2016

with The Black-eyed Snakes, BLOODNSTUFF, The Blind Shake and more!
Mar
20
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
20
th
2016
Turf Club

Birthday Suits

with JUNGLES, COLOR TV and DJ COZY
Jan
9
th
2016
Turf Club
May
16
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
16
th
2015
7th St Entry

Birthday Suits

with Gay Witch Abortion and WHATEVER FOREVER
May
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
May
2
nd
2015
Turf Club

Birthday Suits

with Pink Mink and Teenage Moods
Sep
13
th
2014
Turf Club
Aug
28
th
2013
Mainroom
Aug
28
th
2013
Mainroom

Desaparecidos

with Birthday Suits
Dec
14
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
14
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Japandroids

with Birthday Suits
Oct
8
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Oct
8
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

The Intelligence

with Diver Dress and Birthday Suits
May
15
th
2012
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2012
7th St Entry

PEELANDER-Z

with In Defence and Birthday Suits
Apr
8
th
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
8
th
2012
7th St Entry

Guitar Wolf

with Birthday Suits and The Transistors
Apr
9
th
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
9
th
2011
7th St Entry

vitaminwater and Vice present UNCAPPED LIVE

with Birthday Suits, TEENAGE STRANGLER and The Bombay Sweets
Dec
15
th
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
15
th
2010
7th St Entry

FIRST AVENUE'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

with CHOOGLIN', Birthday Suits and Martin Devaney
Sep
22
nd
2010
Mainroom
Sep
22
nd
2010
Mainroom

Matt and Kim

with The So So Glos and Birthday Suits
Jun
27
th
2010
Mainroom
Jun
27
th
2010
Mainroom

Gastro Non Grata

with Pink Mink, Private Dancer, Unknown Prophets and more!

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Dec
3
rd
NoonChorus

Mountain Man

May
21
st
First Avenue
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

with The Bad Man and Gully Boys
Oct
10
th
The Theater at Xcel Energy Center

Tame Impala

with Perfume Genius
Jan
10
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks