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Described by fans as a “cross between the Dead Kennedys, the Violent Femmes and Weezer,” Canadian singer-songwriter Laurier Tiernan and his backing band will perform April 12 at What The Dickens in Ebisu, Tokyo.

Tiernan has managed to gain considerable radio airplay without the help of a record company. “In February 2008, a radio DJ acquaintance heard and liked my single ‘The End of the World’ so much that he offered to play it once on Inter FM 76.1. The listener and station-staff feedback was so great that it jumped into regular rotation the same day as it debuted.” Positivity snowballed and Tiernan has managed to get his demo on more than 162 radio stations worldwide.

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