This week on the podcast we are happy to welcome back local guitarist Takashi Terada who plays several live tracks on this episode. For this edition Takashi prepared some special holiday favorites as well as a song by Stevie Wonder originally scored for the piano.
This Week’s Topics
This is the last episode for 2011- we’ll be on hiatus until Jan. 11- so we try to pack in all the gaijin Christmas goodness that we can. Included are all te usual suspects, lame attempts at celebrating Christmas in Japan, gift giving for relatives back home as well as a quick look at the way our families and friends celebrate New years. Kohaku anyone?
Takashi Terada Interview
We take some time to get to know the guitarist Takashi Terada whose original and creative guitar picking blew all of us away. Takashi started out as a KISS fan and has evolved into a devotee of Chet Atkins.
Thursday Dec. 15th
Nestal at The Emporium
(20:00 ~ 2:00 | ¥1,500 1 drink)
Nestal showcases a wide variety of genres of popular Korean Music with a heavy focus on K-POP. Powered by some of the town’s most popular name DJ’s this event serves up a hefty dose of awesome soaked up by a super fun crowd.
Friday Dec. 16th
Timeline at Club Mago
(22:00 | ¥4,000)
A member of the Underground Resistance. Electronic music / activism. Part of The Detroit techno scene. Danny says GO! Adam says “They won’t Techno for an answer”
Junky vs Feed at Club JB’s
( 22:00 | ¥2,500 1 Drink / Adv | ¥3,000 ATD 1)
Toys For Tohoku at Mybar
(18:00~ late | Bring a Toy)
MyBar is collecting toys for kids in Tohoku. Donate a toy and the first drink is on them. The final day of collections is Friday Dec 16th and they will have a party to celebrate.
Saturday Dec 17
Rangi’s Birthday Party at Jerry’s Uno
(19:00 ~? | Buy Yer Own Tacos and Beer)
Listen to this podcast? Then show your support for the man behind the magic – Mr. Rangi Thomson-Mc Call – as he enters his 22nd year of livin’ on the edge.
Vinny Vintage with One Nation and NDG at Plus Park
R&B and Hip Hop.
(21:00 | ¥2,000)
BlackBerry at Gen’s 2nd
(22:00 ~ late | Men ¥2,500 / 3 Drinks, Women ¥1,500 / 2 Drinks)
All Genre R&B, Hip Hop, House
DjPauloAtNight (Sound Machine) Dj-I Cue Dj 034 Dj Noonkoon Dj Kim.
Mother Fucker Christmas Vol. 2! at the Plastic Factory
(20:00 ~24:00 /Door Opens at 7:30 | ¥2,500)
Cosplay, body painting, J Hip Hop and much more. Dress code is Red or White T-shirt or Cosplay wear.
Monday Dec. 19
Shock is Felt at Huck Finn
(19:30 / Doors open at 18:00 | ¥1,800 ADV / ¥2,100 – Must buy one drink)
Glam Rock Duo Sister Paul from Tokyo hits the stage in Imaike with The Humans and Of The Spacitor. Go if only for the awesome convo material at the water cooler or bragging rights on facebook.
Friday and Saturday Dec 30 and 31
Some of the best indie Japanese Rock in Nagoya
(3:30 ~ | ¥3,000 Each Day)
Friday Jan. 14th
The Secret Sexy at Gen’s 2nd
(19:00 | ¥2,000)
The Sexy returns – but this time it is a secret. Go to www.thesexy.jp and buy your ticket online to get a free “Watashi Wa The Sexy” T-shirt.