The Obvious Circus Events (Until 9/18)


I’m still reeling from summer holidays, so I am most thankful for Keiro no Hi this next Monday. It’s giving me a chance to get out of town one last time before the hectic fall schedule starts to eat away every free moment I have. However, I hate to leave all this fun un-had, so make sure you get out this weekend and enjoy some for me.

On To The Calendar

Friday, September 12

Churchill In Love

Nanatsudera Kyodo Studio in Osu from 19:30

KPB Theatre’s newest play, this original drama from the talented duo of writer Gary Beaubouef and director Stephen Pottinger takes a unique look at the post-war life of Sir Winston Churchill. Featuring an impressive cast consisting of some of Nagoya’s best actors, this is sure to be yet another hit from KPB. UPDATE: The Friday night show is sold out! But there are still shows on Saturday and Sunday at 16:00 and 19:00. Advance tickets and student prices are available at DOOR ¥3000


X-Hall in Osu from 21:00

While American superstar DJs are content with their over-compensating bass and push-play-and-pose stage shows, the French scene is still vibrant and dynamic with a stronger focus on the music than the “musician”. Producer Breakbot’s nu-disco is a pleasant reminder that the old sounds can always be made fresh again. DOOR ¥3400

Cyber EDM

Club Ozon in Sakae from 18:00

Don’t be fool, club-goers. The flier may say “featuring Hardwell”, but the only connection the famous Dutch DJ has with this party is, hopefully, a strongly worded Cease and Desist letter. However, the locally famous DJ Paul S (The DJ formally known as PauloAtNight) will be there. ADV ¥2000

Saturday 13

Nagoya Metro Club

Lover:Z in Shinsakae from 22:00 | ¥2,500)

I’m not sure what wild shenanigans Madame d’Metro has planned for this month’s celebration of “alternative lifestyles”, but they never fail to put on the wildest, all-inclusive parties. Let your pride show, Nagoya! DOOR ¥2500 (2D)

Riot Girl

Cafe Domina in Sakae from 23:00

I’m glad to hear that indie rock hasn’t been completely abandoned by the Nagoya nightlife. DOOR ¥2000


Club Zion in Kamimaezu from 16:30

Another day of great punk and ska bands including MY SHOES MY CAP; brought to you by DJ Kazoo and his Record Shop Zoo in Osu. ADV ¥2000 / DOOR ¥2500

Sunday 14

Charlee Laine

Shooters in Fushimi from 18:00

From Las Vegas to London, lounge singer Charlee Laine has entertained audiences with his wide repertoire of ballads from Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Paul Anka and all the greats. In the proud tradition of fellow UK crooner Tom Jones, he prefers panties thrown on the stage in lieu of applause. DOOR ¥300


MyBar in Sakae from 19:30

The amazing hard rocking band eleven is back at MyBar this Sunday along with the Titty Twisters and Especials. I believe they’ve added a ¥500 music charge this time around.

We Got Rhythm vol.3

8Ball Tattoo Social Club in Kita-Nagoya from 16:00 | ¥1,500)

I’m a big fan of the Japanese film Swing Girls, about a group of high school girls coming together to
form a swing jazz orchestra. Besides reigniting a love for the big band sound in Japan, it influenced the formation of several bands like Nagoya’s own Alley Cats Big Band. They are playing alongside the R.O.C.K. Flamingos, Ako and Steppin’ Out and several more on this night. DOOR ¥1500


Sonset Strip in Sakae from 18:30

Things are bound to get trippy with psychedelic bands Dreamtime from Australia and Rollfast from Bali

Ruben Toro

Club JB’s in Sakae from 21:00

New York DJ Ruben Toro made name for himself spinning beside some giants of the club scene back in the 90s, as well as on the air as a popular radio DJ. DOOR ¥3000

80’s Romance

Club Buddha in Shinsakae from 16:00

The 15th anniversary of this great 80s party. ADV ¥1800 / DOOR ¥2000 (2D)

Wednesday 17

A Loss For Words

Club RAD in Sakae

Of the many, many scourges America has unleashed on the world, I put the advent of pop punk very high on the list of the worst. DOOR ¥4000

Thursday 18

Painted Palms

K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 18:30

This San Francisco band’s chillwave is some perfect summer-is-over music. DOOR ¥2500

Cannibal Corpse

Electric Lady Land in Osu from 18:00

Over their last 3 Japan tours, I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with this death metal band. I love to point out that they suck, and their fans send me blood-inked hate mail. And since their newest album A Skeletal Domain is best used as a soundtrack to a double hemisperectomy, you can reach me at DOOR ¥6900

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