Tweezers ”Already” reissue liner notes

Here’s the Tweezers one and only LP “Already,” originally released in 1997 but now remastered on CD with added bonus tracks.

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As I recall, the Tweezers were formed around 1995. Wow, already more than twenty years ago. You could call them sort of a Continue reading

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Tweezers ”Already” remastered and reissued with bonus tracks!!

These guys are friends of mine…

New from Timebomb Records!

A remastered edition of the Tweezers “Already” is set for release on August 18 on CD and LP, along with a new previously unreleased 7″ EP!

Twenty years after the release of the band’s sole full-length, “Already” has been remastered and is hitting stores August 18. The Tweezers Continue reading

Don’t Look Back – Daddy-O-Nov’s Guitar Wolf story

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 daddyonov_radio_u@ybb.ne.jp.

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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.

We just did the 13th anniversary memorial show for Billy Continue reading

Sayonara Shinjuku Jam

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…

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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. .

 

 

 

A sizzling slice of punk rock and roll boogie action – Rangsteen / High Life split EP

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…

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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.

Out on the illustrious Stay Free label run by Continue reading