Daddy-O-Nov is the promoter behind Emotional Market and Back From the Grave, events that put the Tokyo hardcore and garage punk scenes on the map. He also runs the Radio Underground label and makes custom badges. If you want one, contact him at email@example.com.
Well, Mods Mayday is over and now it’s summer and it looks like it’s gonna be a long one, “Long Hot Summer,” just like the Tom Robinson Band song. But seriously, those guys work hard to keep those events running, events like Mayday or London Nite Xmas, the ska-billy events and all of that. There are tons of people I only ever run into at those events, year after year, it’s like a class reunion or something.
I hope people feel that way about Back From the Grave. Shit! Speaking of BFTG, I gotta get my ass in gear and start booking bands. It’s almost June! This year’s Halloween Ball will be October 28 and 29 at Shinjuku Loft, so put it on your calendar. Hope to see you there.
Hey readers, WordPress is shit and I can only access Keen Reaction on my fucking smartphone. Editing with my thumb is not great fun. Anyhow, bad news this time around…
Shinjuku Jam will officially close its doors on December 31, 2017. We’d like to express our sincere apologies for the closing, and thank everyone who came and played or watched shows for the past 37 years since we opened our doors in October, 1980.
The Central Building, which houses Jam, was purchased by a new owner and will be demolished at the end of the year.
Thank you for all of the audience members and performers who supported us. It is with heavy heart that we make this announcement.
We’ll continue having shows right up until the eve of December 31. Please come and support us and enjoy the live music until then. Thank you to everyone who supported us through the years. .
Folks, with Supersnazz playing our last show on May 20, I dug out this li’l interview we did right after we put out our record “Get Down” in 2008. Enjoy!
At the time of writing, July 16, 2008, Supersnazz is eighteen years old. They’re putting out their seventh album, “Get Down,” on Meerkat Records (Vivid Sound). The album is infused with the energy of its new member, Greg, and its new label and it doesn’t have a second of filler. The day after they finished mixing, I sat down with the band to talk about the album and a whole bunch of other random stuff.
Interview by Haruko Shiozawa
“Congrats on finishing the record!”
(Glasses of beer, oolong tea and Black Hoppy are raised, cheers’d and glugged)
Here’s part one of the story of Doctors of Madness coming to Japan by Masao Nakagami from Target Earth Blog…
The Doctors of Madness came to Japan and played at Rock-ichi Rock-za a few weeks ago. In case you don’t know them, they’re a band that gets wedged into the “proto-punk” category, as being a punk band on the eve of punk rock (and they were part of the punk scene when it did break out). If you want to read more about them, you can head over to Wikipedia and get the whole story, but I wanted to write a little about how Continue reading →
Hey, this is not a review. I haven’t got the record yet. Yet (although if I’d had more than a couple of 100-yen coins to rub together at Poor Cow the other night, I’d a had). This is the product description from the Base Records website via Rangsteen blog. Enjoy and then buy the rekkid…
What’s this!?! Yeah, that’s right, it’s a slab of pure Tokyo punk rock badassfuckery smacked onto vinyl by none other than the city’s reigning kings of street rock, Rangsteen and High Life.