When drummer Mike Pride, a NYC mainstay in the avant rock scene, and erratic Japanese guitarist Kentaro Saito come together as Dynamite Club, they prove to be a highly volatile concoction of funk experimentation, hardcore power and off-the-wall spazz punk. The band has been together since 2001 and were first introduced to Taiwan at the behest of The Deported's Andy O'Brien who convinced them to play the island's Spring Scream festival in 2003. Dynamite Club was a smash in Kenting and they continued to return in the springtime also appearing at small venues on Taiwan as part of their Asia tour. Kentaro's behavior of stripping down to his tighty whiteys and climbing the scaffolding of the festival stage only to jump down for a Kung-Fu wrestling match with Mike became a regular attraction for concertgoers, especially those years when rain turned the grounds into a mudslide. Dynamite Club is also infamous for unnerving live house managers, like when Kentaro got them banned from the classy Riverside Cafe for jumping onto tables and knocking into patrons. Making further connections to the the local scene, Leek Records included one of their tracks on the Serious Leekage compilation alongside local and expat bands like D.G.S., Semi-con, The Deported and Selling Us Everything. Currently Kentaro resides in Japan while Mike and newly appointed bassist Evan Lipson hang out in NYC. Despite the distance, Dynamite Club has recently released a new CD entitled Fusion Era and have plans to tour Asia stopping at Taiwan once again.

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Fusion Era - Caminante Recordings - 2008

It's Deeper Than Most People Actually Think...- Funhole Records - 2005

The Legend of Tiger Mask - Big Sleep Records - 2002