Nag Live (5/24~)

Thursday 24th

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater
(18:00 | ¥8,500)
When Noel Gallagher got bored of being musically relevant and quit Oasis (and then Beady Eye), he decided to go solo. And while I was never a fan of either of his previous endeavors, I can’t hate his new album, no matter how much I try.

Johnny Winter Japan Tour 2012
Bottom Line (18:00 | ¥8,500)
One of Rolling Stones Top 100 guitarists of all time, this legend is honoring Nagoya with his high-energy, rock and blues show, and I wouldn’t pass that up even if Noel Gallagher and his brother swallowed their unearned pride and played together on this night.

Violens
K.D. Japon (18:30 | ¥4,000)
Playing on the same night as the two goliaths of the industry mentioned above, I would feel bad for these New York Davids, if they weren’t packing some pretty solid indie rock in their sling, for more than half the price.

Friday 25th

Kat Deluna
Bottom Line (18:30 | ¥5,500)
I am actually surprised Bottom Line booked this impressive Dominican Republic via NY star. I can’t really afford all these great acts, so I may have to camp out after the Johnny Winter show just to catch her Latin pop hits “Whine Up” and “Bailando”.

Fight For Rights
Sonset Strip (18:00 | ¥2,800)
When French ska act INTI (you heard me right) team up with local legends the Pressure Drops and Caribbean Dandy out of Tokyo at this obscure club, the crowd could very well skank this city to its foundation.

Andrew W.K.
Club Quattro (18:00 | ¥6,000)
I’ve been staring at this guy’s name for 10 minutes now, and I cannot remember who he is. I know he is inexplicably popular in Japan, but, for the life of me, I don’t know why.

Saturday 26th

W-DOUBLE
Café Domina (22:00 | ¥2,000)
The hard-hitting Drum is back, and he’s brought his thumping partner Bass. Together, they are going to shake Domina until it breaks. Wall-cracking sounds provided by DJ YOU-HEY, tA.hA.rA., ZIG-NINE and HALCYON with MC
Goship.

Sunday 27th

Afro Night
Shooters (19:00 | ¥300)
I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Shooters for booking the band Rovangoma. Their fusion of African drums, hip hop and jazz is an unexpected change of pace from the normally rock-heavy Sunday live shows.

Harmonium Parlour
The Plastic Factory (¥1000)
This event is so awesome it has it’s own article. Click here to read it!

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