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!

More gigs


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!