OCTOBER 2014 - Live shows by Samm Bennett and his various ensembles
SUN 10/7 - SOLO and sesssion
at Club Goodman, Akihabara, Tokyo
open - 18：30 / start - 19：00
前売￥2500 - 当日￥2800（+1drink）２persons entry:￥4000
Google map to Club Goodman
This promises to be an eclectic evening of NOISE-based music, with mix-and-match ensembles kicking the frequencies around. Come on down! Check Club Goodman's page, with photos and info (in Japanese) on all participants in this event, which is organized by the good people of Doubt Music.
19:20～19:35 Samm solo
20:00～20:15 Harada solo
21:15～21:30 Ono＋DJ MEMAI
SAT 10/11 - with Steve Gardner &
at Never Never Land, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
just across the street from Studio NOAH
music starts at 8pm - entry 1000 yen
It'll be a hoopin' and hollerin' night of deep American roots and blues from Mississippi's own Rambling Steve Gardner with able assistance from everybody's favorite blues-loving Frenchman, Jean-Paul Richard. This is a fun trio, it'll be the 2nd time around for us at the friendly, warm atmosphere of Never Never Land, which has been there in its Shimokitazawa digs for a coupla decades, if the rumors are to be believed. A great little joint and some catchy old tunes, so be sure to come on out for a mighty fine time!
Google map to Never Never Land
Directions to Never Never Land: Take a right turn out of the north exit at Shimokitazawa station. Walk straight along the pedestrian shopping street (past Body Shop and Segafredo) until you come to a T-junction. Turn right again and walk till the bottom of this street. Turn left at the bottom before the rail crossing and walk along a small entry way. Turn right at the end of this. Walk until the 2nd rail crossing and from there turn left. Neverneverland is on the 2nd floor opposite Studio Noah. Approx. 4 minutes walk from station.
FRI 10/17 - with Rambling Steve Gardner and Hisa Nakase
SAT 10/18 - S&H
at The King George, Omiya, Saitama
5 minute walk from Omiya Station
start : 19:30 - entry FREE
Time again for S&H to take the stage with their characteristic acoustic folk blend that wraps a bit of Korean/African rhythm vibe around Samm's stomping and/or plaintive tunes about trains and fried green tomatoes. Also on the bill that night will be the bands:
Jonny Barefoot and the Dead Sea Dropouts (a klezmer band!)
S&H will be up second on the bill, probably an 8:30pm start time, or thereabouts
SAT 10/25 - S&H
at Enban, Koenji, Tokyo
2F Gorinkan Building, 3-59-11 Koenji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo - TEL 03 5306 2937
near JR Koenji Station (Chuo/Sobu line), south exit
Start - 19:00 - ￥1,500 entry（includes 1 drink）
Time yet again for S&H to take the stage with their characteristic acoustic folk blend that wraps a bit of Korean/African rhythm vibe around Samm's stomping and/or plaintive tunes about trains and fried green tomatoes.
Appearing on the bill with S&H will be
SUN 10/26 - Swamp Root Jimmies
at What the Dickens, Ebisu, Tokyo
4f Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya, Tokyo
FREE entry! - music starts around 20:00
with two (maybe three) sets - music till 11:00PM or so...
Nobody does that Swamp Root Jimmie thing like the Swamp Root Jimmies, y'all, so get on over to the Dickens and check it out! Last time there was the big shooby and the lightning strike, and we expect to burn it up again!
THU 10/30 - Mechanical Bear
at Shinsekai, Roppongi/Azabu, Tokyo
Tel:03-5772-6767 Fax: 03-5772-6797
19:00 open - 20:00 start
adv. 2500 yen ＋ drink order - door 3000yen ＋ drink order
If you haven't heard the free form, fiercely funky, fantastical formulations of Mechanical Bear, now's your chance! They'll be opening for the Lana Trio, from Norway, who are touring Japan in promotion of their new release.
FRI 10/31 - DPSG 21 : Halloween!
DRUNK POETS SEE GOD #21
at Bar Gari Gari, Ikenoue, Tokyo
(2.7 seconds from Ikenoue Station, Keio Inokashira line)
It's the big 21st installment of DPSG, where some of Tokyo's most daring and engaging wordsmiths get on the mic and show their stuff. Hosted by by Samm Bennett and singer and poet Sorcha Chisolm, this is the place to be for those who want to keep abreast of the latest in loquacious lingo! And it's falling on HALLOWEEN, y'all, so COSTUMES are, of course, encouraged. Samm (as well as other musicians, depending) will be on hand to provide instantaneous musical backing to any poet who might happen to want it, and all are welcome to read, recite, intone, chant, grumble, shout or otherwise enunciate. Fun stuff, serious stuff, flights of fancy, hilarity, stream of semi-consciousness, heaping helpings of free association and extended elocution. Hooray!
Come early (opens at 7pm) to sign up for a slot, if you want to get on the mic and let us hear what you got to say. Otherwise, just roll in for a drink and a listen!
500 yen entry charge, plus 1 drink.
Google map to Bar Gari Gari