Gaijin Not Wanted
This week on the podcast we discuss why and where Gaijin are not wanted in Japan. From getting shiny clean at a soapland to renting your apato there are moments when your presence is simply not required. Tender hearted listeners may want to give this week a pass (WARNING IMMATURE CONTENT)
Her Space Holiday FINAL Japan Tour
K.D. Japon (18:30 | ¥3800)
Club Quattro (18:00 | ¥5000)
Jimmy Vale’s somber indietronica is going head to head with Marc Bianchi’s somber indietronica on this night designed to make hipsters gnash their teeth & lament their misfortune… more than usual. But since it IS his FINAL Japan Tour (sorry, Mr. Vale), but I will be at Her Space Holiday!
Wanna Be Child vol. 39
Club JB’s (21:00 | ¥2000)
Long-running house party put together by DJ Take, a legend in the club scene who knows more about music than I even pretend to. On this night, DJs Andy S. and DJ dij will be just a few of the guest DJs.
Bottom Line (19:00 | ¥5000)
This skater-turned-downtempo-musician’s new album is full of haunting guitar solos and the jungle-like rhythm of bongos. Very chill.
The Champagne Ball
The Hilton Nagoya (19:00 | ¥12,000)
The ACCJ/TJCS Champagne Ball, one of Nagoya’s most venerated events, is passing over the black ties & formal dress for gold medallions & bell-bottoms this year. Yes, Nagoya’s nobility are going to party like it’s 1975 on this night, with entertainment courtesy of the Queen of Soul, the fatabulous Prisca Molotsi, as well as Disco Danny (aka DJ dij. You can also enjoy the sumptuous buffet, as well as a ton of fabulous prizes to be won during the raffle, including travel vouchers from DELTA & United Airlines. 70s attire is recommended, but black tie is also cool.
Radix (22:00 | ¥2500)
A night of hard-hitting electro for the 10 or 12 fans still out there
Café Domina (22:00 | ¥2,000)
Daft Punk, Justice, 2manydjs, N.A.S.A., Duck Sauce: the most powerful DJs come in pairs. Now we can add local super-duo MOFONIX to that list when they debut this Saturday. Consisting of Drum & Bass legends Steve Allen (aka HALCYON) & Zuiryo Taniguchi (aka ZIG-NINE), their mixes are far greater than the some of their parts, and they are still only half the reason this is going to be the best DJ party this weekend. They’ve also got DJ Tektite from NY bringing an old school mix of ragga & Jump Up, which will make the bassheadz in the club think they’re having an E-fueled flashback to the 90s. DOOR ¥2000 (comes with a free hamburger) / FREE MOFONIX CD for first 50 people.
Atari Teenage Riot
Club Quattro (18:00 | ¥5500)
This German digital hardcore band has maintained a pretty decent following in Japan even after their tragic disbanding in 2000. However, after waiting over 10 years, those fans are being rewarded for their dedication with a new album & a country-wide tour.
Plastic Factory (22:00 | ADV ¥2,000 / DOOR ¥2,500 (1D)
If heaven is a non-stop rave & God really is a DJ, I like to believe the music would sound a lot like what you can hear at the FREEEK party. For these DJs, house music is less an art and more a religion. This month’s special guest is DJ Kaoru. ADV 2000 / DOOR 2500 (1D)