Sep 11, 2010

Four Interesting Gigs on the Same Day

It is called unfortunate. As I reported here earlier, on september 18, there will be held an film premiere which Makigami and Sakaide are to perform. But the event coincides with another *three* Hikashu-related gigs in Tokyo. So everybody have to make a tough decision on the day.

First, there will be an duo performance of Makigami Koichi and Shimizu Kazuto. It is a part of an event called Ftarri Doubtmusic Festival. As far as I know, as a duo, they have never performed together before, so it will be surely interesting. Fortunately, their appearance is scheduled around 15:30, so it's not the same time with the other gigs.

On the same day, Sato Masaharu will perform as "Hari Usagi," a unit with Saga Yuki. Saga is a singer and improviser who performed at Jazz Art Sengawa this year. Hari Usagi, which means "spiny rabbit", is to play various kinds of music, from nursery rhyme to free-form improvisation.

Last but not least, Inoyama Land will make a rare appearance on the day. They performed a 30 minutes set at the Hikashu concert last month and it was splendid. There are three units scheduled on the gig. The first appearance is a unit called "Highleads Missions." It is consisted with Inoue and a drummer, Tomoda Shingo, who was also a support member of Hikashu in 1983.

Makigami Koichi + Shimizu Kazuto
as a part of "Ftarri Doubtmusic Festival"
September 18 (Saturday)
@ Super Deluxe
Roppongi, Tokyo
open 14:00 start 15:00
4,000 yen (advance), 4,500 yen (at door) plus one drink minimum

3 days ticket available
See here for festival details.
Super Deluxe Site

Roppongi Super Deluxe

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Hari Usagi
Sato Masaharu (percussion, voice), Saga Yuki (vocal, keyboard)
September 18 (Saturday)
@ Field
Shinagawa, Tokyo
open 18:00 start 18:30
2,500 yen plus one drink minimum

Shinagawa Field

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"Ino To Yama"
Highleads Missions: Inoue Makoto (synthesizer), Tomoda Shingo (percussion)
Ambient Store: Yamashita Yasushi (synthesizer), Sekiguchi Takashi (synthesizer)
Inoyama Land: Inoue Makoto (synthesizer), Yamashita Yasushi (synthesizer) with guest Taguchi Fumihito
September 18 (Saturday)
@ Emban
Koenji, Tokyo
start 19:00
2,000 yen

Koenji Emban

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Related Entry:
"Paititi The Movie" Premire

"Paititi The Movie" Premiere

On September 18, there will be held a premiere event of the film "Paititi The Movie" in Shibuya, Tokyo. It is a documentary film of Paititi, a musical ensemble of uklele formed by Douguchi Yoriko (wikipedia), an actress, and Ishida Hidenori, a film creator. Makigami Koichi and Sakaide Masami from Hikashu made some appearances on the film and they will perform at the event as a guest.

Douguchi is an actress who has a long and prolific career in film and television. After having had a cervical cancer (wikipedia), she has also been an activist, serving to ignite social awareness of the disease.

Douguchi started to play uklele in 1999 and, in the same year, she formed Paititi with Ishida. They released a single in 2007 and an album in the following year.

Sakaide and Sato Masaharu from Hikashu went to play with Paititi as a support musician circa 2007. The group also did an opening act at the Hikashu's gig in June 2008, which Makigami and Sakaide joined as a guest, and they performed "Pike."

Paititi on MySpace

"Paititi The Movie" Trailer

Sakaide appears at 1:13.

"Paititi The Movie" Premiere + Paititi Live
guest: Makigami Koichi
September 18 (Saturday)
@ Uplink Factory
Shibuya, Tokyo
open 18:30 start 19:00
charge: 3,000 yen (plus one drink order minimum)

The event is to reserve a seat via e-mail. For information, see here (Japanese).

Uplink Factory

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