sep 11, 2004
go to the best metal show ever. jesus, all these bands are amazing. why is this genre not popular over here???
Jesus, why didn’t I like these guys the first time? They are one of the best bands ever. Unbelievably slow and heavy with occasional Celtic Frost in the mix. Also the vocal knows [...]
reup : KOREA/JAPAN oi! FEST: dick spike, samchung, tabloid play, rux, couch, jiraltan 99, oi! valcans, spiky brats
KOREA/JAPAN Oi! FESTIVAL
ok, I went to another wish-we-were-english-punk show just last night, but damn. How can I pass up something as delightfully absurd/Quixotic as a ‘korea / japan oi festival’??
the first thing I noticed was: hella dudes wearing like 20 year old Fred Perry shirts (i.e. the ‘official skin shirt’) that they bought on Ebay [...]
friday november 6 @ nakano moon step
aaah shit! The Conquest for Death tour rolls on. This time with ANOTHER 9-band marathon show.
This time, though, it was mostly younger bands, bands without a lot of "clout" or "juice" within the main Tokyo scene.
Usually these bands have to "pay dues" for like 9 years before they can get [...]
Behold the power of Magma:
Old guy with bib overalls singing opera in a made-up language, on a street corner = homeless.
Same guy with a virtuoso band, in a Japanese theater: $48,000 a night.
Magma is one of those bands.
For fourty damn earth-years, they’ve been playing the weirdest prog-rock/jazz/opera ever. Plus their whole 20-album career has been [...]
STRAIGHT-EDGE HARDCORE – excuse me, I mean HAWD COAH NIGHT @ HATSUDAI WALL. Sat march 9th.
I’m not really familiar with this style of rock music, so I don’t know if this was a typical show or not. There seemed to be a lot of dudes drinking, for one thing. Also, the audience was clapping. Usually [...]8 comments
CHURCH OF MISERY
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH shit! Church Of Misery is back with their old singer, Mr. Negishi.
Dudes in audience was like:
Negishi went hella wild -
I saw Mr. Man before the show and he was barely able to stand – all ‘wall walking’ to the bar to get more Demon Juice.
I was like, "Is this going to be [...]