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A Certain Ratio

Manchester legends A Certain Ratio spearheaded the city’s post-punk movement alongside other groups from northern England such as Buzzcocks and Joy Division. Part of the Factory record label scene, the band has been championed as one of the most influential…

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Rhyming Slang at Ochiai Soup

Post-punk and indie event Rhyming Slang turns to a fresh batch of talent this time around, shining its spotlights on no less than four bands. Spend Saturday evening chilling in a bathhouse basement enjoying Barbican Estate and Psycho Heads along with…

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Zenkankakusai 19 – New Age Step

Well known for breaking the mould, dream punk quartet Gezan are bringing their hurricane of energy to Chiba for a once in a lifetime one-day festival. The concept is “food”, and through free entry and free food sourced from a…

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Meshi Kuuna!

Ian Martin delves into a seminal Japanese punk album as part of the classic album series

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The Best of The Jam Starring Bassist Bruce Foxton

After the roaring success of last year’s Japan shows, The Jam’s original bassist, Bruce Foxton, named the 7th “most influential bassist” in the UK NME magazine, returns to Tokyo to play the greatest hits of The Jam. From the formation…

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Shot in the Dark- Photographer David Arnoff

Renowned Rock photographer David Arnoff’s work sheds intimate new light on the music of the underground from the earliest days of punk to the present day. Shot in black-and-white, his subjects display an instantly recognisable and effortless style and confidence,…

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Angelo Moore and The Brand New Step

Angelo Moore, the legendary frontman of ska-punk band Fishbone, is coming to Shimokitazawa in The Brand New Step Japan Tour 2018. Moore, who is known for his explosive on-stage presence, amazing vocal talents and mad musical skills on saxophone, horns…

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