Nagoya Buzz Episode #40

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The NAG BUZZ Crew talks to special guest Robert Moore about his upcoming art and music events (see below) and his new books. Although no one cares enough to occupy Nagoya, we mace our way through a discussion of the global (minus Nagoya) Occupy movement.

This week’s music:

Played by Takashi Terada on the guitar and Robert Moore on the drums:


Mounts of Illinois

Baby’s Coming Home

With kind permission:

Super Duper Rescue Heads! by Deerhoof

This week’s events:

Thursday 24th

Mogwai @ Club Quattro (18:00 |  ¥6500)

I respect instrumental post-rock in theory; in that I could enjoy their music, theoretically, if it wasn’t mind-killingly uneventful.

American Thanksgiving @ Shooters in Fushimi until the 26th

That’s right Canadians! American Thanksgiving, or, as I like to call it, the REAL Thanksgiving! Continuing throughout the weekend, Shooters will be offering a full course of Thanksgiving goodness, which includes turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for 1950 yen. Pie is also available.

Friday 25th

SUPER DUPER JAMBOREE @ Shooters in Fushimi from 20:00

This is an even celebrating Robert Moore’s sponsorship as a music designer, the release of his original art books, new rock t-shirt designs and an original movie. We are celebrating visual art and personal expression through music!!! This is the first after party for Robert’s event at Nadya Park: NOVEMBER 25, 26 and 27. Featuring the music of TOSHI MASTSUMURA, BURGER KING, Semi-On, The Michael Wade Band, Ghost of Matsubara, TAKASHI TERADA and ROBERT MOORE BAND followed by an open jam until the wee hours.

Surkin Album Release Tour @ Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

This French producer’s chiptune tracks are full of the sounds you would get if an SNES and Casio keyboard got freak nasty together. DOOR  ¥3500

Sad Day For Puppets @ K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 18:30

This Swedish band’s shoegaze rock puts me in the mood for some Dinosaur Jr or Jesus and the Mary Chain. DOOR  ¥4000.

Saturday 26th

The Champagne Masquerade @ Lea Lea Hale in Fushimi from 19:00 |  ¥2500)
I’m beginning to wonder if Nick, Babur and the rest of the Stereophonic crew ever sleep. Only 3 weeks after their Absolute Halloween party, and they’re already planning a huge send up for their 5th Anniversary Party. DJs Andy Snadden, Alexander Sonoir, Babur + Nick Edges, Dij, Halycon + Zig-nine, MaddLove, Skullduggery, Scrying, Soul Kitchen, Thomas Lang and more!  Don’t forget your mask! ADV  ¥2500 (1 champagne) / DOOR  ¥2500 (NO champagne)

Sunday 27th

Shooters 14th Anniversary Party in Fushimi

In honor of 14 years of being the favorite home away from home for so many expats, Shooters is throwing a party and we get the prize: 14% off everything! Last year I think I remember them offering 13% off of everything. Well, I hope I’m around for their 100th anniversary!

Wednesday 30th

Deerhoof @ Club Quattro (18:00 |  ¥4800)

This delightfully bizarre indie act returns to Nagoya with a new album in tow and more of the deceptively “kawaii” vocals of Satomi Matsuzaki.

Far East Movement @ Zepp Nagoya (18:00 |  ¥7300/ ¥8300)

This popular LA group is bringing their party-igniting tracks to Japan, and, even at that price, I am certain Zepp will be packed.

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