Track 1) It’ll All Be Over Soon by Ghost Of Matsubara
Track2) Outer Rim by Ghost Of Matsubara
Track 3) Hot Water Hills by The Watanabes
Both bands will will be playing The Nagoya Walkathon this Sunday May 20th at Moricoro Park
Season 3 of The Nagoya Buzz Podcast opens in typically erratic fashion with a cataclysmic cavalcade of dudes from around town including Bryce Conlan, Daniel Ostrander, Tom Fallon, Mike Bagley, Ray Proper and Carter Witt. Let’s be honest, it gets messy but hang in there ’cause it offers you a behind the scenes look (did you want one?) at the year’s biggest community event, The 21st anniversary Nagoya Walkathon.
Bryce who chairs this years event gives us a look at what The Walkathon is all about and what you can expect on what is going to be a really fun day out in the sun. Daniel Ostrander who is running the stage this year gives us a rundown of all the live music acts and more. Meanwhile Mike and Tom who are members of The Ghost of Matsubara play a couple of acoustic songs from their set.
As always, Daniel Ostrander is back with his look at what their is to do in the Nags, such as….
Emily Jane White Solo Tour @ Tokuzo (18:30 | ¥4,000)
The evocative dark folk music of Emily Jane White is like a heavy yet welcome cloud overhead. It’s misery that begs to be shared. www.tokuzo.com
Asobi Sekusu @ Apollo Theater (19:30 | ¥4,800)
With Love Will Tear Us Apart
the pillows @ Zepp Nagoya (18:00 | ¥4,200)
I was completely unaware that Japan’s best & longest running indie rock band had released their newest album, Trial (their 18th full-length, if you’re counting). I can no longer call myself their biggest little buster. www.zepp.co.jp
Darren Emerson @ X-Hall (22:00)
Once a member of Underworld, Darren Emerson is the titan whose shoulders today’s DJs stand upon. If you ever enjoyed a rave in the 90s, there is no doubt you were getting freaky to a tune heavy with his influence. This gig is going to be epic. www.x-hall.jp
DJ Harvey @ Club Mago (22:00 | ¥3,500)
It’s time once again for the infamous DJ Harvey’s annual Japan tour.
With DJ HATTORI (Pigeon Records / Black Cream)
70s Night @ Plastic Factory in Imaike from 21:30
80s parties are still quite common the world over. However, in Nagoya, the grooviest decade often goes ignored, until this weekend when DJ Sound Machine drops the funkiest, rockiest, disco-iest tracks on the PF’s dance floor. Dig out your paisley outfits & dust off your ‘fro. You’re going to dig this! DOOR ¥2000 (2D) www.plasticfactory.jp
Nagoya Walkathon @ Morikoro Park from 11:00