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Tokyo Gigs 11th - 30th July 2010?
« on: June 29, 2010, 06:17:44 PM »
My friend will be visiting Tokyo from 11th - 30th July 2010 and is looking to try and catch some gigs while he's there.

He's interested in psychedelic/noise/drone/ambient/experimental/underground etc etc.

Any tips on gigs in that period, or where might be good to look for such listings. His girlfriend speaks Japanese, so information doesn't have to be in English, but it's hard to know where to even begin in a city as huge as Tokyo.

Any good places to check out for this kind of music? Clubs or venues or listings sites or blogs?

Thanks very much for any help.


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Re: Tokyo Gigs 11th - 30th July 2010?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 12:17:09 PM »
Haven't been over there for 5+ years, but this site might be helpful -


and the live section of Improvised Music from Japan site -


As far as clubs which cater to mostly avant-type music, the only one I know of is Super Deluxe in Roppongi - http://www.super-deluxe.com/

AND, if your friend is into Haino at all, this site keeps a pretty good tab on his live info -


Hope this helps!


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Re: Tokyo Gigs 11th - 30th July 2010?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 09:31:24 PM »
PSF have a few interesting upcoming gigs listed on their site:

such as:
Miminokoto @ Penguin House, Koenji on July 11th
Tamio Shiraishi (with Masayoshi Urabe), at Showboat on July 12th
Urabe with Teruhisa Nanbu at What's Up, Uguisudani on July 16th
Retort Mandala, Reiko A etc at Muryoku Muzenji on July 20th
Batoh from Ghost with Makoto Kawabata (AMT) at Mandala2 on July 29th

check out the live listings on the Alchemy site too, though many of these will be in Osaka or Kyoto: http://www.kt.rim.or.jp/~jojo_h/ar/p_artists/index.html
amongst those in Tokyo are:
New Rock Syndicate at Penguin House on July 16th
Oshiripenpenz, UFO Club, Koenji on July 18th
some big noise event on July 19th at Earthdom, Shin-Okubo

Otherwise, best to check the websites of relevant live houses like Showboat, Penguin House, UFO Club, Super Deluxe, etc etc. You'll find URLs for many of them on the previously cited Keiji Haino site.


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Re: Tokyo Gigs 11th - 30th July 2010?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 01:55:58 AM »
another thought is to go to modern and see what flyers they have out.  if there's anyone you specifically want to see, i'd google their webpage and check their upcoming show listings.