The Obvious Circus Events Calendar (Until 11/11)


An amazing thing is happening in America. A long-overdue acceptance is starting to make powerful strides into the mainstream. People are finally being allowed their basic rights. And as stoked as I am about the legalization of marijuana in a few states, I am happier that America has elected their first openly gay Senator, not to mention the passage of several Marriage Equality acts. I’ll wrap this up quickly as I don’t like using this space to soapbox, unless I’m ranting about awesome/shitty music, but I’m very proud to be an American right now. And I am very excited that I have a second reason to celebrate The Nagoya Metro Club’s 20th Anniversary this Saturday! See you on the dance floor.


I’m kicking of this week’s calendar with my favorite yearly celebration of local gaijin art. OK, so it’s Nagoya’s only yearly celebration of local gaijin art, but that doesn’t diminish how great this event is. You have until Sunday to check it out, and it’s FREE, so do not miss it.

On to the calendar!

Thursday 8th

Foreign Artist Exhibition

Nagoya Int’l Center until November 11th

Continuing until this Sunday on the fourth floor of the Nagoya International Center there will be a FREE exhibition of local foreign talent of a wide variety of media types. This is the 27th annual FAE, and this year there will be over 60 artists from around the world displaying their work. As an added bonus, they usually a party on Sunday after the exhibit closes at 17:00, and many of the artists will be there. It’s the perfect opportunity to tell them how much you appreciate their talent.

Duncan Redmonds

Huck Finn in Imaike from 18:30

The lead singer of British hardcore punk band SNUFF is doing an acoustic set tonight. Hopefully, we’ll get to hear some new songs from their upcoming album. ADV ¥1800 / DOOR ¥2300


The Emporium in Sakae from 20:00

The enlightened individuals of the LoveHouse music and fashion collective provide Nagoya with fantastic sounds and styles from all over the world. With DJs Junk, Mai and more DOOR ¥2500

Friday 9th

Between The Buried And Me

Club 3 Star in Imaike from 17:30

That’s a long name for a band, but it tells you all you need to know about their music. DOOR ¥4900

Francois K.

Club JB’s in Sakae from 22:00

The deep, space-born mixes of Mr. K are an amazing way to lose yourself on the dance floor while you wait for the sun to come up. DOOR ¥3500

Saturday 10th

The METRO’s 20th Anniversary

Lover:Z in Shinsakae from 22:00

Happy birthday to the best LGBTQ et. al party in Japan! To celebrate this record-setting accomplishment, the mistress of mischief, Madam d’Metro will be giving away 20 bottles of champagne. But in my humble opinion, it is we who should be buying her a drink. She and her wild children of the night have given Nagoya 20 years of the best music, the most talented performers and the most accepting atmosphere; all of which you can expect at this humongous blowout. Here’s to you, Metro! May your reign of the nightlife never end! DOOR ¥2500 (2D)


K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 18:00

NAG MAG favorites the Tenniscoats return to Nagoya touring with American lo-fi folk act Mount Eerie. DOOR ¥4000


Club JB’s in Sakae from 22:00

A very chill party and a true Japanese clubbing experience for music lovers who care more about dancing then being a part of a “scene”. ADV ¥2000 / DOOR ¥2500 (1D)


Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

Nagoya’s most popular progressive house party is back for the 2nd time this month with DJs Babur, Nick Edges and Tom Langford as well as a special long set by DJ Ogawa. If you miss it, no worries. They’ll be back for Part 3 on the 23rd with legend John Digweed.

Bang the Drum

Café Domina in Sakae from 22:00

DJs DJs Noiri, Akira, Shohei and Kazuki are back for one more night of indie rock with a special live performance from Chocolat and Akit0. DOOR ¥3000

Vertical Motion

Club About in Sakae from 22:00

I’m not the biggest techno fan, but About is giving away 4 drinks with admission. After slamming those back, I’ll dance to anything. ADV ¥2500 / DOOR ¥3000 (4D)

Sunday 11th

Rudy and My People Band

Shooters in Fushimi from 20:00

Rudy, the sax-man, returns to Shooters, much to the delight of all the ladies and the chagrin of their boyfriends. But, as Rudy would say, “Sorry, cuz!” Music charge ¥300

Letting Up Despite Great Faults

K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 18:30

No one serves up more amazing indie bands that you should listen to then Japon. Don’t let the obscure name of this Texan group make you doubt their talent. Theirs is a dream pop to while away your Sunday. DOOR ¥4000

Upcoming Events

November 15 Wanna Be Child @ Club JB’s
November 16 ACCJ/TJCS Champagne Ball @ The Hilton
November 17 Natural Rhythm @ The Plastic Factory
December 1 Nagoya Winter Jam @ KC Bar


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