Tokyo Damage Report

reup : Dead (germany) Japan tour w/ church of misery

sep 11, 2004 go to the best metal show ever. jesus, all these bands are amazing. why is this genre not popular over here??? COFFINS 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 [...]

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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’) [...]

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conquest for death, vitamin x, everybody’s enemy, dammit honey, yuuyake no oka, hardcore fanclub

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 [...]

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magma at May 20th, 2009 @ shibuya on-air west.

  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 [...]

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nueva etika, thorn, blood calls we die, pasqua, loyal to the grave @hatsudai wall

  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 [...]

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Kylesa (USA), birushanah (from OSAKA), Church of Misery @ Earthdom

 CHURCH OF MISERY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH shit! Church Of Misery is back with their old singer, Mr. Negishi. Dudes in audience was like:   Deeeyammnn!!   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 [...]

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