Oct 6, 2013

Two Shows A Day with Alexei Aigui

Alexei Aigui, a violinist and composer who has been active in Moscow and Paris, will come to Japan this month, and play two gigs with Hikashu on October 13, which will be held in Yokohama and Tokyo on the same day.

Mainly he will tour with a colleague, violinist Ohta Keisuke (who has played with Hikashu, by the way), and additionally, plan to do two gigs with the band as well.

This is the first time for them playing together in Japan, although they actually have done it before, even twice. The precedent two gigs were held at the prestigious DOM cultural center, which has been the central place for advanced music in Moscow, in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Both times it turned out utterly fruitful, so it's highly likely that the collaboration this time will be quite interesting as well.

The first, afternoon gig will be held a venue called Yokohama News Harbor as a part of the musical event called Yokohama Jazz Promenade. This annual festival has been known for its conservative policy, but Hikashu have been booked for last 6 years successively. And you need not to worry. Hikashu play what they would like to, no matter what the policy is.

After the Yokohama gig, the band (with Mr. Aigui) will swiftly move to Shibuya, Tokyo. The venue of the second gig is La Mama of Shibuya, Tokyo. The opening act is Inukami Circus Dan, which is also an interesing band under the influence of Gothic culture, with Japanese twist.

For your information, it takes an hour between Yokohama and Shibuya by train. Therefore, it's not difficult to witness both shows, which is ardent fans already plan to do. So let's ride a wonderful trip with the band and a nice guest from Russia.

October 13, 2013
Hikashu with Alexei Aigui
@ Yokohama NEWS Harbor
(as a part of Yokohama Jazz Promenade)
open 15:40 - start 16:40
adv 4,000 yen - at door 5,000 yen (1 day ticket)


Yokohama NEWS Harbor, Yokohama

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October 13, 2013
Hikashu with Alexei Aigui
@ La Mama
Shibuya, Tokyo
other act: Inukami Circus Dan
open 18:00 - start 18:30
adv 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen
(one drink order minimum)
Ticket Lawson 71734


La Mama, Shibuya, Tokyo

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