Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of September 30, 2016


Wild Weekend
Powerpop and punk-pop from Rock Juice, Baby Blue, more with DJ Fifi (Poor Cow)


Koenji Pop Festival 2016
Presented by Call and Response Records

Burlesque dancers, garage DJs, Stompin' Riffraffs!

Mystery Meat Vol. 42: That'll Be the Day That I Diet

Sixties soul and mod with Les Cappucinos, Soulcrap, more at UFO Club

High-energy rock-n-roll party with Rangsteen and High Life

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of Friday September 16, 2016



Teenage Shutdown
Excellent garage poppers Muck and the Mires from USA kick of their new Japan tour at Green Apple in Koenji!

More gigs


『Rock'n'Roll Barbarians Tour~東京公演~』09/16 (金) 下北沢Daisy Bar
Poppy punk from Havenots and more in Shimokitazawa!

Nervous Freak 17
Demented rockabilly from Stompin' Riffraffs, Hungry Bambiez and many more at Hatagaya Heavy Sick!


Beat Caravan, Wotzit and friends at Shinjuku Jam

Sick! Sick! Sick!
Candy Ditches, Talent Show, DJs at Hatagaya Heavy Sick!


YOUNG PARISIAN new single 「GLAM ROCK APOCALYPSE」 release party
Tokyo's top glamrockers celebrate new single at Hatagaya Heavy Sick!

Live From The Kitchen Disco Volume 28
Free show with folk-punk, acoustic, rock/pop and more!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gorilla* to the US!

Not only are The Let's Go's headed to America (see post below), one of Tokyo's best powerpop bands will be playing soon! Join them from September 17 in New York, Washington and more. Details in the links:

Gorilla* US TOUR 2016

The Let's Go's come to the US!

One of Japan's best pop-punk bands are heading Stateside! Don't miss Coco, Mie and Moeko as they come to a live house near you! Details on the web and on the flyer, below.
Let's Go's official website
Let's Go's on Facebook

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of Friday, September 9, 2016


英国音楽/VINYL JAPAN主催イベント
The gigs with The Mutants from UK have been postponed, but local collaborators Vinyl Japan pulled together a great replacement lineup at Shinjuku Marz, including girl hard rockers Kanana Speedcats, plus Thunderroads, The Let's Go's and Eddie Legend A Go Go!

Back From The Grave Returns Friday 9th. Sep.
Texaco Leatherman, Fadeaways, regular DJs and all the usual suspects join another Back From The Grave event at Higashi-Koenji UFO Club!


SKAViLLE Japan'16
Cream of Japan's Ska scene with Oi-Skall Mates and many more!


Doctors of Madness (ゴッドファーザー オブ パンク from London!!) 2016 Japan Tour
Final visit (for now) by punk underground legends Doctors of Madness, plus Flashlights, Anisakis and BabyBlue!

Fade-Outs and pop-punkers Broken Hearts, plus DJ Fifi Poorcow at Hatagaya Heavy Sick!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Extra: Doctors of Madness - more madness!

If you missed legendary proto-punkers The Doctors of Madness this Saturday at Fever, there are a few more chances to catch them before they return to the UK! Original members Richard "Kid" Strange and Urban Blitz are joined by Susumu and Mackii from Japan's Sister Paul.

First they stop at Last Walz near Shibuya on Monday Sept. 5 - the lineup includes Cuddly Toyz and a DJ set by Tsuneglam Sam (from Young Parisian)
Facebook event page

Then they go to Kyoto for two shows (see their Facebook page) and return for a final show at Shinjuku Jam with Baby Blue, Flashlights and more!
Facebook event page

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Live picks: Weekend of September 2, 2016



Great line-up of bands ranging from powerpop (the mighty Tweezers with members from Firestarter, Supersnazz and more) and twangy pop (melody masters Beat Caravan) to all-out rocking (Guitar Wolf kid brothers The Thunderroads) topped with UK protopunkers Doctors of Madness and  tour final of Tokyo's own Evil Hoodoo. Plus great DJs (including Greg of Talent Show/Supersnazz, and yours truly), flea market, food and more courtesy of Fever in Shindaita, just a short walk from Shimokitazawa! Get there early for an all-day rocking experience!

WINSTONS 45s release show
Tokyo's #1 deep soul band celebrate the release of two back-to-back 7" vinyl singles! Plus 60's-inspired rock action from Mellvins, Minnesota Voodoo Men and more at Club QUE in Shimokitazawa!