Friday, December 2, 2016

Garage punk photo exhibition in Tokyo

Yukko Ono has been documenting the Tokyo garage punk scene for many years. Now you have a chance to see some of her amazing photos at the Ban Kuruwase bar in Yotsuya.

Opening hours: 19.00-24.00 weekdays until December 26.
One drink order required.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of December 2, 2016

Sheena was a punk rocker!

In The Dynamite Jet Saloon vol. 2
On Saturday and Sunday, be prepared for a pop-punk explosion! Your ear will be ringing with melodies and your head will be rattling from the power chords attack of bands including Rockbottom, The Broken Hearts, Sunny Branch and The Humhums! There's also country-tinged tones of Talent Show, flat-out rock-n-roll of Rangsteen, DJs and much much more.

And if pop-punk is not for you, what about some post-punk? Seven hours of that, plus lashings of noise-rock and offbeat experimental pop, all in hip Kichijoji! Hosted by Call and Response Record's Ian Martin, who just published the indispensable book Quit Your Band! - Musical Notes from the Japanese Underground.

If all that post is too newfangled, let's go for some pre-punk! Stompin' Riffraffs, The Pringles, Los Rizlas and more hammer out raunchy rockabilly, riveting old-school rockers and more all night at the Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show pre-party!

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The Steed Hooves Presents「Go Now!」

Hot rod cars and bikes, vendor booths, art, live music and much more. Don't miss Tokyo Deep's favorite surf rock combo Jackie and the Cedrics with bass player and low-brow artist Rockin' Jelly Bean! What more could you wish for a Sunday afternoon by the sea?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Live picks: Week of Friday, November 26, 2016


Deke Dickerson JAPAN TOUR 2016 Tokyo
Get twanging at Hatagaya Heavy Sick with the surf guitar legend known from Untamed Youth and many other projects! Also Japan's own beach combers Jackie and the Cedrics, faux-Mexicans Los Rizlas, the deranged Hasil Nuts, DJs and more!


Burlesque Restaurant
Naughtiness and rock-n-roll with The Tassels, plus guest artists The Pringles, lounge DJs and more at Moja in Shibuya!


The legendary Tokyo post-punk band bids farewell at Shimokitazawa Shelter!

Mystery Meat Vol. 44: Make Mystery Meat Again
DJ night at Beat Café in Shibuya!


Days Of Speed
Low-key show with Key Yoshida (That's A No No!) and more at Kichijoji restaurant Ichibee Dining

Where were you in '63?
Rocking nostalgia with still-going-strong girl band The Pebbles, modsy Motel's Sofa and more at the intimate Green Apple in Koenji!

Litters present powerpop, punk and more from The Tweezers, The Bubbles and more at Kokubunji Morgana!

Outside Japan

If you are in New York, don't miss the chance to see the fantastic Stompin' Riffraffs at The King Khan & BBQ Show on November 22! See their Facebook page for more details & gigs.

Missed it? You can hear them live on WMFU here!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Ball 2016!

Book the weekend for the year's wildest party! All Japan's best garage rock bands are playing, plus costumes, international guests, talk shows, and more!

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Also happening

Mystery Meat Vol. 43: Raw Meat


King Salami and the Cumberland 3 Afterparty at Heavy Sick

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of October 21, 2016

It's the calm before the storm next week, as the Back From The Grave Halloween Ball lets loose the Garage Rockin' Craze of 2016. But before that, there's this...


Call And Response Indie Disco - Iko Chérie Japan Tour
Iko Cherie from French singer Marie Merlet, formerly of the groups Lisbonne, Zooey and Monade (with Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier), with a deubt album out on Elefant Records.


Tweezers, XTits, Australian guests and more at Hatagaya Heavy Sick!

Get Your Mood On Vol. 7
Dark The Giant, CCS, and more at Higashi-Koenji UFO Club


Howlin' Jaws JAPAN TOUR
Howlin' Jaws from France join Mellvins and Minnesota Voodoo Men at Heavy Sick in Hatagaya

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of October 14, 2016


Kristian Anttila tour


The singer/songwriter from Sweden does a small Tokyo tour, including stops at Poor Cow (Thursday) and Liten Butiken (Saturday)! 
Facebook events:
Kristian Anttila x 5 in TOKYO
Kristian Anttila live at Poor Cow
Kristian Anttila (from Sweden) Tokyo Show! in Liten Butiken

Peach Kelli Pop tour

The California band's Japan tour continues - we'd recommend catching up with them along with The Fadeaways, The Mellvins, The Buttercup and Tawings at Green Apple in Koenji!
The Fadeaways × Rhyming Slang presents “TEEN CITY”

More gigs


EARLY ALLEY Session 76
Deep soul from Winstons and indie psychedelia from Petersfield, at Hatagaya Heavy Sick


Sister Paul present "Tokyo Gay Rockers" at Shibuya Last Waltz
The Tokyo band that recently worked with Doctors of Madness, along with Talent Show, Rockbottom, more!


Four bands and a rooftop party with a barbecue. Bring your own drinks!