Tokyo Gigs July 2022

JUL 1 NHK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MUSIC TOMORROW 2022 Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai ¥1,000-¥3,000

JUL 1 DRUM TAO EX Theater Roppongi ¥8,500

JUL 1 BAY CITY ROLAZ, SAYAKA BOTANIC, AKI DOLANIKOV, &c. Forestlimit, Hatagaya ¥1,500

JUL 1 ELENA COLOMBI, KUNIYUKI, SHHHHH, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 1 J.LINDROOS, KOTSU, LITTLE DEAD GIRL, &c. Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥2,000

JUL 2 SODA! 7th Floor, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 2 YASUHIRO YOSHIGAKI/OTOMO YOSHIHIDE/DAISUKE FUWA Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,850

JUL 2 YENGO, OKINAWA NOISE GIRL SAYA, PLAKTITS Bushbash, Koiwa ¥TBA

JUL 2 TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA/MITSURU TABATA, CXGX, EAR, &c. Forestlimit, Hatagaya ¥2,000

JUL 2 BISK, JOE FUJINOKI, KENTARO HAYASHI, KOEOSAEME, &c. Soup, Ochiai ¥2,000

JUL 2 SHIGE KAWAKAMI WITH THE SEA, KEIJI HAINO, STUMBLE BLUES BAND Showboat, Koenji ¥3,500

JUL 2 THE HATCH, TRIPLE FIRE, WOOL & THE PANTS, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 2 COCO VOCS, TECHNO WOLF, 1-DRINK, &c. Space, Shinjuku ¥2,000

JUL 2 DJ NOBU, HARUKA B2B WATA IGARASHI, KABUTO, &c. Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,000

JUL 3 SHONEN KNIFE Fever, Shindaita ¥5,000

JUL 3 AKAIHIRUME, TAKAHIRO KAWAGUCHI Permian, Meguro ¥1,000-¥3,000

JUL 3 STEVE ETO/KAZUHISA UCHIHASHI Bar Ishee, Sendagi ¥500 + tip

JUL 3 KUMAGUSU, TRANSKAM, MUGBUM, &c. Nine Spices, Shinjuku ¥2,500

JUL 3 THE HATCH, ZOZHIT Space, Shinjuku ¥3,000

JUL 3 CAMPANELLA, DONGURIZU Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥3,500

JUL 3 KOGNITIV KOLLAPS, COFFINS, FUNERAL MOTH, &c. Earthdom, Shin-Okubo ¥3,500

JUL 4 SEAN COLUM Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

JUL 5 KOSUKE MINE/TOSHIYUKI HONDA/SHINPEI RUIKE/MASAHIRO SATOH/&c. Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥4,400

JUL 5 OLIVE OIL, KILLER-BONG, RITTO, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥1,500

JUL 6 BUFFALO DAUGHTER, THE ALEXX Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥3,500

JUL 6 RIKI HIDAKA (SOLO) Hako Gallery, Yoyogi-Uehara ¥2,500

JUL 6-7 UNDERWORLD, SAKANACTION Tokyo Garden Theater, Ariake ¥13,000-¥19,000

JUL 7 TOKYO GEN'ON PROJECT: STOCKHAUSEN/YOSHIKO KANDA Suginami Public Hall, Ogikubo ¥3,000

JUL 7 DADDY VEDA, GOTH-TRAD, ENA, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥1,000

JUL 8 TATSUYA YOSHIDA/RISA TAKEDA, HISATO 'N' CHAGANI Bushbash, Koiwa ¥2,300

JUL 8 KEIJIRO TAKAHASHI A/V SET, NYOLFEN, PHASMA, &c. Galaxy Gingakei, Harajuku ¥3,000

JUL 8 DNG (ALL NIGHT LONG) Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥1,500

JUL 9 MARI KIMURA/JIM O'ROURKE/SUZUERI Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300 (daytime)

JUL 9 RAILWAY SONGS: TRAIN STORIES + MUSIC OF THE MEIJI ERA National Theatre, Hanzomon ¥5,000

JUL 9 GRETCHEN JUDE/LEO OKAGAWA Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

JUL 9 JOHNNIVAN, SUGAR HOUSE, MS.MACHINE Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥2,800

JUL 9 OSHIRIPENPENZ, KUKANGENDAI, NRQ, &c. Bushbash, Koiwa ¥3,000

JUL 9 DOWNY WWW X, Shibuya ¥4,500

JUL 9 MAIKA LOUBTÉ, CWONDO Wall&Wall, Omotesando ¥3,500

JUL 9 IF YOU MAKE A SOUND Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

JUL 9 ATSUKO HATANO, TETUZI AKIYAMA Otooto, Higashi-kitazawa ¥2,000

JUL 9 DAVE SKIPPER, JURI SUZUE, KLEHE, &c. Kagurane, Kagurazaka ¥2,000

JUL 9 ∆∆∆, THE OBEY UNIT, SOHESO, TARO AIKO, &c. Soup, Ochiai ¥2,000

JUL 9 ROB NOYES, DAISUKE HORIE, I+EVERYTHING SUBstore, Koenji ¥1,000

JUL 9 CLAUDIO PRC, DJ KURI, MASAFUMI TAKE, &c. Vent, Omotesando ¥2,500

JUL 9 GATO, RAVE RACERS, YOHJI IGARASHI, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 9 SECTOR Z, A VIRGIN, 1-DRINK, &c. Galaxy Gingakei, Harajuku ¥2,000

JUL 9 YOSHINORI HAYASHI, LIL MOFO, NUTSMAN, &c. Azumaya, Shibuya ¥1,000

JUL 9 AKI DOLANIKOV, YUTAKA ARAI, SPEEDY LEE GENESIS, &c. Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥2,000

JUL 9 BINH, &c. Circus Tokyo, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 10 YOSHISABURO TOYOZUMI/HISAHARU TERUUCHI Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya ¥4,000

JUL 10 ENVY, THA BLUE HERB, THE BIRTHDAY Toyosu Pit ¥6,600

JUL 10 SCHRECKWURMER Earthdom, Shin-Okubo ¥2,200

JUL 10 VIVIANKRIST, RISARISA, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, &c. Forestlimit, Hatagaya ¥2,000

JUL 10 SEAPOOL, MEIMERIYEAH, CRUYFF Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥3,000

JUL 10 MINYO CRUSADERS, OKI DUB AINU BAND, SOI48 & OMK CREW, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 10 HAJIMEINOUE, HUMANIZED, MAZLIKA, &c. Kagurane, Kagurazaka ¥2,000

JUL 11 STICK MEN Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥8,400/¥8,900

JUL 11 KEIJI HAINO/TAKAKO MINEKAWA 440, Shimokitazawa ¥4,000

JUL 11 TAKAHIRO ARAI/U-ZHAAN Haremame, Daikanyama ¥3,500

JUL 13 ODOTTE BAKARI NO KUNI, THA BLUE HERB Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,400

JUL 13 OKI (SOLO) Hako Gallery, Yoyogi-Uehara ¥3,500

JUL 13 KOSUKE MINE QUARTET Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,850

JUL 14 KEIJI HAINO, KUROIWA ASUKA TO YORU WWW, Shibuya ¥3,500/¥4,500

JUL 14 PHEW/SEIICHI YAMAMOTO 440, Shimokitazawa ¥4,500

JUL 14 JUN TOGAWA Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥6,000

JUL 14 SHINTARO SAKAMOTO Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,500

JUL 14-15 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥7,800

JUL 15 TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IMPROVISATION Forestlimit, Hatagaya ¥3,500

JUL 15 SUBTERRANEANSS, NEWGRIFFINS, HANAZONO NININ, &c. Club Goodman, Akihabara ¥2,000

JUL 15 SEIICHI YAMAMOTO Bar Ishee, Sendagi ¥500 + tip

JUL 15 MASATO TOMOBE, JUNJI ARIYAMA Haremame, Daikanyama ¥4,000

JUL 15 MAFALDA, THEO TEREV, SEIJI ONO, NARIAKI OBUKURO, &c. Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥2,500

JUL 15 DANIEL WANG, CALPISS, TOORU TAKAHASHI, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,800

JUL 16 MOONRIDERS 'MANIA MANIERA' SET Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥8,900/¥9,400

JUL 16 CERO Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall ¥5,500

JUL 16 AYAMI SUZUKI, MASATAKE ABE Otooto, Higashi-kitazawa ¥2,000

JUL 16 THE STALIN G, THE PUTIN Antiknock, Shinjuku ¥3,000

JUL 16 FUMIO ITABASHI/KAZUTOKI UMEZU Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

JUL 16 KAZUO IMAI/NAOTO YAMAGISHI Permian, Meguro ¥1,000-¥3,000

JUL 16 AKKOGORILLA/D.P.D.G, SATOKO SHIBATA, MANATSU NAGAHARA Fever, Shindaita ¥3,500

JUL 16 KAMMA & MASALO, YAMARCHY, DJ SHIKISAI, &c. Vent, Omotesando ¥2,500

JUL 17 GENDAI NO YAMAKAJI, SHAIGANTI, KEBABJOHNSON UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥2,800

JUL 17 GRETCHEN JUDE/TAKASHI MASUBUCHI Permian, Meguro ¥1,000-¥3,000

JUL 17 JASMINE, AQUILES HADJIS, MISAKI MOTOFUJI Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

JUL 17 ALMINIUM, FELID, SHOMOMOSE, &c. Kagurane, Kagurazaka ¥2,000

JUL 18 TAKESHI KURIHARA/KEIGO IWAMI/MAKI NAGATA Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥2,750 (daytime)

JUL 18 KAZUMOTO ENDO/KAORI KOMURA/YASUTAKA KOBAYASHI Knuttel House, Iriya ¥2,000

JUL 18 ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK, TSUSHIMAMIRE, (THE)SEGARE KIDS La Mama, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 18 HAIRDRESSER ON FIRE, LINEKFRAFT, EARTAKER, &c. Bushbash, Koiwa ¥3,500

JUL 20 GUITAR WOLF, SUNNY DAY SERVICE Loft, Shinjuku ¥3,800

JUL 20 NARIAKI OBUKURO WWW X, Shibuya ¥6,800

JUL 20 YUKO IKEMA, M°FE Spread, Shimokitazawa ¥3,000

JUL 21 ICHIKO AOBA W/PHONOLITE STRINGS Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥7,700

JUL 21 HOLLY HUMBERSTONE, HITSUJIBUNGAKU Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥6,300

JUL 21 MINAKEKKE, LUBY SPARKS, CWONDO WWW, Shibuya ¥3,500

JUL 22 INUY & TABBIE MEET KAORU SATO, NUBILE, JUN MORITA UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥3,000

JUL 22 JOHN ZORN'S COBRA (PROMPTER: KOICHI MAKIGAMI) La Mama, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 22 CERO Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba ¥5,500

JUL 22 NOIZEGOAT, ALP$BOYS, ASTRO, &c. Bushbash, Koiwa ¥TBA

JUL 22 FUMIYA TANAKA, BATU, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 23 KAGAMINOKOE Nanahari, Hatchobori ¥2,500

JUL 23 JUNJI HIROSE, DARREN MOORE, TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

JUL 23 NETWORKS 7th Floor, Shibuya ¥3,500

JUL 23 ANSWER TO REMEMBER Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥7,000

JUL 23 MN (T.MIKAWA/JUN NUMATA) Knuttel House, Iriya ¥2,000

JUL 23 SUNJU HARGUN, TAKUMI INAMOTO, DJ MARIA, &c. Circus Tokyo, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 23 BEN UFO, STONES TARO, GIGI FM, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 24 THE RATEL, KEIJI HAINO Club Goodman, Akihabara ¥3,000

JUL 24 'IKITEIRU' SCREENING, SEPPUKU PISTOLS, SHUTOKU MUKAI, &c. WWW X, Shibuya ¥7,240

JUL 24 ASAKURA TSUKUE, DAISUKE YOSHINO))), SYN, &c. Kagurane, Kagurazaka ¥2,000

JUL 26 OLAIBI/TATSUYA NAKAMURA UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥4,500

JUL 26 KAZUO IMAI/TSUTOMU TODO/NOBUYOSHI INO/HIROSHI YAMAZAKI Knuttel House, Iriya ¥2,000

JUL 27 CRCK/LCKS Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,500

JUL 27 2022FLOWERS (KUNIYOSHI YAMADA/TATSUYA NAKAMURA) UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥4,500

JUL 27 COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, BORIS, COLLAPSE Club Seata, Kichijoji ¥6,600

JUL 27 MORIO AGATA, SOHEI OYAMADA La Mama, Shibuya ¥5,000

JUL 27 TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA/DAYSUKE TAKAOKA, &c. Knuttel House, Iriya ¥2,000

JUL 28 MUGAMICHILL UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥4,500

JUL 29 MASAHIKO SATOH/KEISUKE OHTA/YOICHI OKABE/&c. Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,850

JUL 29 HAKUSHI HASEGAWA, PASOCOM MUSIC CLUB Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,800

JUL 29 TRIPLE FIRE, BOSSSTON CRUIZING MANIA, &c. Club Goodman, Akihabara ¥2,800

JUL 29 FUMIYA TANAKA, SAPPHIRE SLOWS, KABUTO, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

JUL 30 KEIKO HIGUCHI/LOUIS INAGE/TATSUYA NAKATANI Apollo, Shimokitazawa ¥TBA

JUL 30 ACADEMY FIGHT SONG, SEAPOOL, TIALA, &c. Bushbash, Koiwa ¥2,500

JUL 30 NARUYOSHI KIKUCHI QUINTET Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥5,500

JUL 30 VICTIMOFDECEPTION, PALM, HOTOKE, &c. Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,500

JUL 30 KURANAKA AKA 1945, DJ SHIMAMURA, TRIBAL CONNECTION, &c. Club Asia, Shibuya ¥2,000

JUL 31 KITO-MIZUKUMI ROUBER, TEXACO LEATHERMEN, 106, &c. Earthdom, Shin-Okubo ¥2,800

JUL 31 CARL STONE/AKAIHIRUME Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya ¥3,000

JUL 31 SOLVENT COBALT, NOBUKI NISHIYAMA, IN THE SUN, &c. Bushbash, Koiwa ¥TBA

JUL 31 KYRIST, BAKU, KEITA, A TO C, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥3,000


All prices are for advance tickets, unless otherwise noted. Schedules are liable to change at short notice.

Tokyo Gigs August 2022

AUG 1 SHIBUSASHIRAZU ORCHESTRA Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

AUG 2 CHARAN-PO-RANTAN W/ KANKAN BALKAN, ZAINICHI FUNK Loft, Shinjuku ¥5,000

AUG 3 GAZ MAYALL, ASAKUSA JINTA, ORESKABAND, &c. Marz, Shinjuku ¥4,000

AUG 3 WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥4,000

AUG 3 CHARAN-PO-RANTAN W/ KANKAN BALKAN, AKKOGORILLA Loft, Shinjuku ¥5,000

AUG 4 DOS MONOS, SOUSHI SAKIYAMA Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥5,500

AUG 5 TSUSHIMAMIRE, HARU NEMURI Club Que, Shimokitazawa ¥3,500 (gig)/¥2,940 (stream)

AUG 5 TOMOKI TAKAHASHI SPECIAL QUARTET: REMEMBERING ELVIN JONES Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

AUG 5 FRANÇOIS K, &c. Contact, Shibuya ¥2,500

AUG 6 WRENCH, KAN TAKAGI AND, PHEW Fever, Shindaita ¥3,500

AUG 6 GHOST BASTARDS/AKIRA SAKATA, DENKI SLIME/ERIKA SATO, &c. Soup, Ochiai ¥2,500

AUG 6 NICK THE RECORD, TIMOTHY REALLY LAB, FRAN-KEY, &c. Vent, Omotesando ¥2,500

AUG 7 EASTERN YOUTH, NUMBER GIRL Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥6,000

AUG 7 YUMA TAKESHITA, DANA OLLESTAD Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

AUG 8 EIKO ISHIBASHI BAND SET Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥7,500

AUG 8 JUN NUMATA/MITSURU TABATA/TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA Knuttel House, Iriya ¥2,000

AUG 10 DOS MONOS, SMTK WWW X, Shibuya ¥4,000

AUG 10 ISAO SUZUKI MEMORIAL Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,850

AUG 11 EDEATH, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥3,000

AUG 13 NAOTO YAMAGISHI Otooto, Higashi-kitazawa ¥TBA

AUG 13-15 JEFF 'SKUNK' BAXTER Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥8,900/¥9,400

AUG 14 4S4KI, PUPPET, ZHEANI Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥7,700

AUG 14 GAZ MAYALL, CARIBBEAN DANDY, RANKIN TAXI, &c. Marz, Shinjuku ¥4,500

AUG 14 KOMATCHA KLEZMER W/ MASUMI HARA Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥4,400

AUG 15 TOKYO SHIOKOUJI WWW, Shibuya ¥3,800/¥4,500

AUG 15 MISSING HEADS, TACO UFO Club, Higashi-Koenji ¥3,000

AUG 16-17 SPIRIT OF CHICK COREA BAND Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥9,000

AUG 17 CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA, GECKO, FELID, HELLO1103 AMBIENT SET Nepo, Kichijoji ¥2,200

AUG 18 CVLTE, W.O.D. WWW X, Shibuya ¥3,500

AUG 18 EASY LIFE Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥6,000

AUG 18 SALYU X SALYU Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥7,500/¥8,000

AUG 18 BLACKSHEEP (RYUICHI YOSHIDA/DAIGO SUGA/KEIGO IWAMI) Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

AUG 19 FISHBONE, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA Ebisu Garden Hall ¥8,000

AUG 19 TAMAYA HONDA/NARUYOSHI KIKUCHI/MASAYASU TZBOGUCHI Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥3,300

AUG 22 KLANGFORUM WIEN LARGE ENSEMBLE PROGRAM Suntory Hall, Akasaka ¥2,000-¥4,000

AUG 24 SAHO TERAO, YUKO IKEMA La Mama, Shibuya ¥3,500

AUG 24 RON CARTER & ALL-STAR JAZZ ORCHESTRA Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥12,500

AUG 25-26 SIGUR RÓS Tokyo Garden Theater, Ariake ¥11,000/¥14,000

AUG 25-28 RON CARTER GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥9,000

AUG 26 KLANGFORUM WIEN XENAKIS PROGRAM Suntory Hall, Akasaka ¥3,000-¥5,000

AUG 26 BILLIE EILISH Ariake Arena ¥15,000-¥25,000

AUG 26 MINAKO YOSHIDA/TOSHIYUKI MORI/AKIRA ISHII/TOMOHIRO ISHII/& Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥7,000

AUG 26-27 THE ROOTS Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥14,500/¥14,900

AUG 27 PSYCHE BUGYO, ATSUSHI TSUYAMA/MAKOTO KAWABATA Club Goodman, Akihabara ¥2,700

AUG 27 MINAKO YOSHIDA/TOSHIYUKI MORI/AKIRA ISHII/TOMOHIRO ISHII/& Pit Inn, Shinjuku ¥7,000

AUG 28 DEVON OSAMU TIPP, CHATORI SHIMIZU, SUZUERI Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

AUG 29 SEAN COLUM, WAKANA IKEDA, FUMI ENDO Ftarri, Suidobashi ¥2,000

AUG 30 MONSIEUR DOUMANI, BAB L'BLUZ WWW, Shibuya ¥5,500

AUG 31 KLÔ PELGAG WWW X, Shibuya ¥6,000


All prices are for advance tickets, unless otherwise noted. Schedules are liable to change at short notice.

Tokyo Gigs September 2022

SEP 1 TAKUYA KURODA Blue Note Tokyo, Minami-Aoyama ¥7,700

SEP 2 OTOBOKE BEAVER Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥3,500

SEP 4 ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK, OSHIRIPENPENZ La Mama, Shibuya ¥3,000

SEP 5 !!! (CHK CHK CHK) Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥6,800

SEP 5-6 YES Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya ¥11,000/¥12,000

SEP 6 TOM ROBINSON BAND Loft, Shinjuku ¥8,000

SEP 7 TOM ROBINSON BAND Loft, Shinjuku ¥8,000

SEP 8 ONI NO MIGIUDE Fever, Shindaita ¥3,000

SEP 15 EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY WWW X, Shibuya ¥6,500

SEP 17 NO BUSES Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥3,500

SEP 18 KEIJI HAINO/EIICHI HAYASHI Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya ¥3,000

SEP 20 SAMM HENSHAW Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥6,500

SEP 24-28 MARCUS MILLER Billboard Live, Roppongi ¥12,900/¥13,500

SEP 26 YUMI ZOUMA Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥6,500

SEP 27 MARTY HOLOUBEK/EIKO ISHIBASHI/TATSUHISA YAMAMOTO Cotton Club, Marunouchi ¥6,000

SEP 27 TAKKYU ISHINO, JUN TOGAWA, NINGEN ISU Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥6,600

SEP 28 KRONOS QUARTET PLAYS REICH Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai ¥4,000-¥6,000


All prices are for advance tickets, unless otherwise noted. Schedules are liable to change at short notice.

Tokyo Gigs October 2022

OCT 3 THE CHARLATANS Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥7,500

OCT 4 LITTLE TEMPO, OKI DUB AINU BAND Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥TBA

OCT 5 TURTLE ISLAND, GEZAN Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥TBA

OCT 6 FANTASTIC NEGRITO Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥7,000

OCT 11 ALFIE TEMPLEMAN Liquidroom, Ebisu ¥6,300

OCT 21 THA BLUE HERB Club Quattro, Shibuya ¥4,500

OCT 26 MAGMA EX Theater Roppongi ¥9,500

OCT 27 MAGMA WWW, Shibuya ¥9,000


All prices are for advance tickets, unless otherwise noted. Schedules are liable to change at short notice.

Tokyo Gigs November 2022

NOV 2 PALE WAVES Ebisu Garden Hall ¥7,500

NOV 3 PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD: 'CATALOGUE D'OISEAUX' Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai ¥TBA

NOV 11 KUNIKO KATO, &c.: PORTRAIT OF IL-RYUN CHUNG VOL. 1 Suntory Hall, Akasaka ¥6,000

NOV 16 KHRUANGBIN Zepp Haneda ¥7,800/¥8,800

NOV 18 BIG THIEF Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥7,000

NOV 19 WILLIAM BASINSKI WWW, Shibuya ¥6,800

NOV 19 BOY PABLO Spotify O-East, Shibuya ¥6,000

NOV 28 PIXIES Zepp Haneda ¥8,500/¥9,500

NOV 28 FRANZ FERDINAND Tokyo Garden Theater, Ariake ¥9,000


All prices are for advance tickets, unless otherwise noted. Schedules are liable to change at short notice.

New (and old) music from Japan – Spring 2022 edition

Notable new Japanese releases and reissues


Maintaining the gig listings on here was a depressing experience for much of the past year, but it feels like things are finally picking up again on the Tokyo music scene. Promoters are starting to book international artists in earnest, while venues that were mothballed for much of the pandemic are getting their shit together. I’ve only just started to venture out to shows again myself, so my listening has been happening mostly at home, but here’s a selection of releases that have caught my attention recently. As usual, I’ve restricted things to artists who are actually active in Japan, which means I’ve had to pass up on some interesting releases by NAVU, Yama Warashi and Hinako Omori, among others. I also haven’t had a chance to investigate the releases being posted to the We Love Junzo Bandcamp page, which is raising money to help Junzo Suzuki, but don’t let that stop you.

And so, without any further ado...

New (and old) music from Japan

Notable new Japanese releases: Setsubun 2022 edition

I’d been meaning to post a round-up of my favourite albums from last year, but it didn’t happen. I was busier than expected over the holiday period, and as 2021 began to recede into the distance, I realised that I didn’t feel like playing favourites anyway. My sister died last summer, and it eclipsed pretty much everything else that happened during the year. I spent a very intense month back in the UK, and then life kind of returned to normal, just a little less so. Grief manifests itself in curious ways, and for months afterwards my emotions were out of joint. It’s not like I was spending every day in tears, I just wasn’t connecting with things in the same way, and that included music. It’s only been in the last few weeks, really, that I’ve found myself sitting in front of my stereo, completely enthralled by what I’m hearing. So here we are again: a selection of notable releases that have come out of Japan over the past few months (plus a few random picks for the nerds).