Sep 18, 2004
I was supposed to go on a blind date tonight, but on my way home from errands I passed the venue DOM, where members of DSB were all hailing me. so i bailed on the date and went in. i was like, 'i can get herpes later. At the store. I'll put it [...]No comments
Yes. DSB has broken up. The same band that I saw on my very first show in Tokyo almost 10 years ago at the Antiknock club, now I'm seeing their last show . . . at the Antiknock club.
that's right: 13 bands. I saw 12, remembered 10.
Definitely the spikiest band of the night. The [...]6 comments
Oh shiiit! A 12-band show! Basically it was 2 shows in one: a crusty/jappacore show, all infiltrated with a ‘70s pogo-punk show. I have not seen so many good bands on a bill in many a year. I blew off GAUZE to come to this motherfucker. All the bands are middle-aged, pissed-off uncles. All these [...]8 comments
BARKING OF THE DOGS, SNORTING OF THE HOGS
This was a show organized by HG FACT (Japan’s most venerable HC record label). it was the last show of the KRIEGSHOG / DOG SOLDIER tour, and both bands told me they felt some pressure to wrap things up on a suitably ass-kicking note (especially since they [...]
CRUSTY PUNK PARTY AT OOKUBO EARTHDOM
homepage here: they have a 5 song demo cassette. Masaki, the singer, is fluent in English.
TOTAL NOISE ACCORD (OSAKA)
Bassist had this amazing thing: he afro’d his hair, then put it up in liberty spikes, and then grew a chin-strap beard. This band would be on top for that if nothing [...]No comments
Sunday July 4, 2004
Went to meet Tha Manager in downtown Shinjuku. . .. But my nose was so fucked with allergies I had to go home after 4 minutes. Plus the shit was crowded as ive ever seen it in my life. Just fucking Calcutta, if Calcutta were sponsored by vouitton. I was dripping snot [...]