The Akanes

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2005.

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Sound description: A pop-punk Rad-gasm.

Influences: Screeching Weasel, Ten Foot Pole, Coheed and Cambria, Blink-182, Lagwagon, NOFX, Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, The Muffs, Motion City Soundtrack, The Ataris, Teen Idols, No Use For A Name


Pop, Punk


Hey Hey Punk Rocker! We are The Akanes pronounced "uh (like the 'uh' sound in 'UP') ka (like the 'Kah' sound in 'CAR') Ne (like the 'Neigh' sound in 'NEIGHBOR') and then S (the 'Z' sound in 'CATS') If you still don't get it, that's kindof a huge bummer for me... "Akane" is Japanese and it means "Crimson" essentially and for us its a direct reference to the name of a gnarly heroine from the anime "Ranma 1/2." So I basically took a random name, pluralized it and made it fun and slightly nonsensical. I hold on to the name because it "Sounds Original" according to friends. I'm telling you this 'cuz I might just lose it if I hear "Tonight! Give it up for the Ah-CANEs!" So my obsession with you saying our name correctly aside, we're four pop punk guys in the midwest that are trying to sound like all the bands and styles that were awesome ten years ago. Look forward to our new EP, ERADICATOR! due March 08!