Monday 28 September 2009

Koenji Pop Festival (October 10th 2009)

It's anniversary time again for C.A.R. with the fourth annual Koenji Pop Festival, as usual featuring a wealth of musical debauchery amid fountains of low quality alcohol. In total there will be ten bands performing, including three from the southern rock and roll Eden that is Kyushu, augmented by a wealth of local talent.

Along with a number of familiar faces like MIR, tacobonds, The Mornings, ruruxu/sinn (pronounced "lulue-shin"), Grouncover. and Zibanchinka (地盤沈下), the event will also feature Fukuoka instrumental trio Me I Sashimi (ミー愛さしみ), the fierce and sexy Hemay (悲鳴), the glam rock/kayoukyoku stylings of Momoiro Ageha (桃色アゲハ), not to mention old co-conspirators Abikyokan, who return to C.A.R. to dazzle you with their science.

Info and artist links below:

Place: Koenji 20000V
Date: October 10th 2009
Open: 16:00 Start: 16:20
Cost: 2,000 yen + 1 drink adv. / 2,300 + 1 drink door

The Mornings
Hemay (悲鳴)
Zibanchinka (地盤沈下 -- From Kagoshima)
ruruxu/sinn (From Fukuoka)
Me I Sashimi (ミー愛さしみ -- From Fukuoka)
■Momoiro Ageha (桃色アゲハ)

Friday 18 September 2009

Spoon Market (September 18th 2009)

All-girl indie synth thing Tokyo Pinsalocks are holding the latest of their Spoon Market events tonight, gathering together all manner of girly music, arts and crafts at the unlikely venue of the Sasazuka Bowl (as in a bowling place, rather than something like the Hollywood Bowl). Call And Response are represented by myself, who will be DJing the more ambient end of Krautrock and NDW, plus whatever else comes to mind upstairs in the lounge area, and by Fukuoka indie supergroup Miu Mau, featuring Hyacca's very own Kajiwara Hiromi on guitar. In addition, regular C.A.R. collaborators Motocompo will perform live, as will former Fashion Crisis DJ Noriko. Frap Frap Fraps and Sweet Vacation, who Switched On! partygoers may remember from past events, will also be performing in various capacities.

Date: September 18th 2009
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 5:00 A.M.
Place: Sasazuka Bowl
Cost: 3,000 yen (advance) / 3,500 yen (door)

All information is on the Spoon Market web site where you can find a full list of artists, a detailed timetable, and a floor map.

Thursday 17 September 2009

NEW RELEASE: "Hanazono" by Hyacca

Call And Response Records have a new mini-album out this month. The long-awaited second by Fukuoka's finest, Hyacca (百蚊). Going by the title of Hanazono (花園), it's tighter, faster, more aggressive, and every bit as awesome as their debut, also on Call And Response, Sashitai (刺したい).

Hanazono (CAR-93)
1. 34 DANCE
2. Olympic
4. Hair Nude
5. Charlie
8. Stress

Currently available at selected independent record shops:
Enban (Koenji)
Sunrain Records (Koenji)

Available nationwide October 1st either direct from our distributor Bridge inc. or through mainstream stores:
Tower Records

Monday 7 September 2009

Fashion Crisis (September 2009)

It's that time of the month again and tonight (September 7th) sees the latest Fashion Crisis swing into view. Joining the usual crew will be Noriko behind the decks, and Koenji local Back in Tokyo on vocoder and electropop. The fun starts at the usual time and ends when it ends.

Date: September 7th 2009
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Koenji Bar One
Cost: FREE
Live: Candles / Back in Tokio
DJs: Noriko / James Hadfield / Ian Martin

Edit (3:20 P.M.) : Just heard that Pepe from Candles is out of action with the lurgee, so Tessy is going to play a one-off set without her today.