Friday 18 November 2011

Connect And Receive, October 2011

Even later than before thanks to my busier-than-usual real world engagements, but I didn't forget my rapidly dwindling listeners, oh no. This month's podcast only features four tracks but is in fact almost ten minutes longer than usual due to the crazy lengths that Nisennenmondai tracks run to.

It can be downloaded from its host at

1. The Warm: Flask (From the 2007 album Fantastic Something)
2. Mir: TV (Unreleased)
3. Kaki: Schokoladige Disko (Unreleased)
4. Nisennenmondai: Mirrorball (From the 2011 live double-album Nisennenmondai Live!!!)

Thursday 17 November 2011

Zibanchinka Kyushu Tour (November 18th-20th 2011)

Zibanchinka are embarking on a three-day mini-tour of Kyushu from the 18th to the 20th of November, playing alongside a few Call And Response favourites, with me joining them as a DJ for the first couple of shows, and Nagoya's Sekaitekina Band will join us for the Fukuoka show.

Place: Fukuoka Utero
Date: 11/18 (Fri)
Time: 18:30
Cost: 1500yen (+drink)
- Ian Martin (Call And Response)

Place: Kumamoto Navaro
Date: 11/19 (Sat)
Time: 20:00
Cost: 1500yen (+drink)
- Zibanchinka
- Ian Martin (Call And Response)

Place: Kokura UN
Date: 11/20 (Sun)
Time: 17:30
Cost: 1500yen (+drink)
- Zibanchinka
- The Mamalede

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Electric Riot (November 16th)

Youth is Wasted & Call And Response Special Free Party, in association with Chicks Riot:

Chicks Riot 2011 is hosting a series of art parties at Koenji Amp Cafe with artwork from a number of mostly female artists and different DJs and live acts curating each night's musical lineup.

ELECTRIC RIOT is a night of postpunk, new wave, 80s electronic, minimal wave, NDW, synthwave, technopop and krautrock, hosted by Tokyo DJ party Youth is Wasted and Koenji postpunk label Call And Response, and featuring the fantastic technopop/rap sounds of Ai Kobayashi.

Place: Koenji AMP Cafe
Date: 11/16 (Wed)
Time: 18:00-22:00 (maybe a bit later if we're allowed)
Cost: FREE
- Ai Kobayashi (ex.Miami)
- Tack Terror
- Komlaski
- Ian Martin

11/15 【Opening Party: Girls Pop Night!】FREE
-DJ: SLF!! (The Lady Spade) / Tong-Chang (Cherry Times) / A-Yummy! / Katrine
-Start: 19:00

11/16 【Electric Riot Night!】FREE
-Band: Ai Kobayashi (ex.Miami)
-DJ: Ian Martin (Call And Response Records) / NAH & SUE / Tack Terror / Komlaski
-Start: 19:00

11/17 【Spade Night!】1000yen +1drink
-Band: The Lady Spade
-DJ: Uchiyama Yuniko / SLF!! / Katrine / and more
-Start: 17:00

11/18 【Riot Grrrl Night! 】FREE
-DJ aki / Asucca (Watercloset) / A-Yummy!
-Start: 19:00

11/19 【Cookie Cookie!】FREE
-Cookie Performance: steka and mjol
-DJ: aki / Helmet Underground&Riko
-Time: 14:00-15:30

11/19 Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe【Chick's Riot 2011】
2,800yen adv/3,300yen door +1drink
-Band: The Girl / N'Shukugawa Boys / Kettles / The Let's Go's
-Fashion: Toko
-Live painting: Shibuya Girls Pop / Keiko Ogawa & Eimi
-Artwork: hipBORNtwin
-Cookies: steka and mjol
-Video: Slice Cheeze
-Open/Start: 16:30/17:00

11/20 【Closing Party: Indie Pop Night!】
1000円 +1drink
-Band: Girls Pancakes / Twinkle Twinkles
-DJ: Meganeth (Style Band Tokyo Tomo & Helmet Underground&Riko DJ team) / aki /A-Yummy!
-Start: 19:00

11/21 【R&R Night】FREE
-Band: Charlotte (Merpeoples)
-DJ: Cherry Bomb
-Start: 19:00

Friday 11 November 2011

Telephone Club presents: The Stingrays (November 11th)

Postpunk/new wave party Telephone Club is back for its first event since January, this time playing host to Bristol new wavers The Stingrays, who will conclude their 2011 Japan tour here, backed up by electronic new wave eccentric Lihappiness, jittery postpunk trio Steiner, confrontational artpunk weirdniks Anisakis and no wave freakadelics LOVEBUYLOVE.

Guest DJs Satoko from Kichijoji garage rock/indie party Take Me Now and Kaname K of Trinitron/3TE1 will join me behind the decks to keep the beat between bands.

Date: 11th November (Fri)
Time: 11:00pm-5:00am
Cost: 1500yen adv/2000yen door (+1 drink)
- The Stingrays (From Bristol, UK)
- Satoko (Take Me Now)
- Kaname K
- Ian Martin (Call And Response)

Thursday 3 November 2011

Fashion Crisis (November 2011)

Fashion Crisis strikes again, with the November edition featuring the handmade live stylings of the magnificent Samm Bennett, who may (or more likely may not) end up sounding something like this:

On the decks, the usual crew will be augmented by guest DJ antics from all-girl DJ team 3TE1 (featuring N'toko promo video stars Haru and Kaname). Also not to be confused with this:

Place: Koenji One
Date: 4th November (Friday)
Time: 8:00pm-last train
Cost: FREE
- 3TE1
- James Hadfield
- Ian Martin