Having completed a 3 City tour in September, Hikashu will be back to perform in Tokyo. On October 2, they will perform at Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo.
Although pianist Shimizu Kazuto had to skip the first two gigs due to some injuries on his leg, the tour turned out great, as always. At the last show in Nagoya, with full line-up, they played two selections from their upcoming album, tentatively called "Bankan." It's the first time for public.
Regarding Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijoji, Hikashu has been playing regularly there since the club's inception (it's 2000), and calling the place for their home.
But these days the band seems to be shifted their home at LaMama of Shibuya instead. Indeed, their last gig at SPC was April this year with Umezu Kazutoki and Samm Bennett, and this half-a-year absence is unusual since they usually appear there a time a few months.
LaMama is a nice place and has its merits, but SPC is special because of its cozy atmosphere, and first and foremost, Kichijoji is the town Hikashu performed for the first time, back in 1978.
Anyway, the next Hikashu gig at Star Pine's Cafe will surely be nice and interesting, because they'll expectedly play the selections from the new album again, and you can see their new direction on person.
"Hikashu's Autumn 2013"
@ Star Pine's Cafe
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,600 yen - at door 4,000 yen
venue's info (Timeout Tokyo)
Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo
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