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Headbangers Death Night vol.9

Headbangers is back! Here’s the info:

Time: Saturday 4th June at 22:00 – 05 June at 05:00

Place: Live House Socrates


DIAL 666

Tickets in advance: 2000 / On the door: 2500(1ドリンク込)
Live House Socrates is s short walk south of Imadegawa on Kawaramachi. Here is a map.

ぼーぼーず @ Urbanguild

Every so often at Urbanguild, you discover something quite rare and strange and wonderful. On Tuesday night it was ぼーぼーず (Booobooozz), two girls Y子 and K子, playing bass and accordion, with big hair and a rocking attitude. They totally blew me away!

So there I was thinking: they really remind me of Black Sabbath, when they delighted me with this:

I asked them to play at our anti-aquarium event in January. I do hope they say yes. UPDATE: They just said yes! Ya-hey!  Mark Friday January 21st down in your diaries folks! It’s going to be something really SPECIAL!

Acts like this make my heart glad!

Next week I’ll post more videos from Tuesday’s night of Decadence including performances by Christopher Fryman, ryotaro, 袋坂ヤスオ…

Headbangers Death Night!

Here’s the uncensored word from Akemy Saldana…

Headbangers Death Night Official First Anniversary!

Yes, it’s hard to believe that only 1 year ago we witnessed the birth of metal mayhem in Kyoto! Time flies, eh? Especially when you’re gorging yourself on the metal treats that Heabangers has indulged us in thus far in its history!

We’ve come a long way in such a short time… and it’s all down to the hard work and dedication that all the bands, DJs and organizer have put in to make this the sickest, bloodiest, most fucked up event in Kansai! SO, HORNS UP TO EVERYONE! Especially to our leader the malevolent Metal Queen, without whom none of this would have been possible!

So come on down and let’s celebrate together! Usual place, the deprived and twisted bastion of hell that is Sparkle! Located on Kiyamachi, Kyoto. Usual time: 10:00pm (after the ritual, virgin sacrifices and Ouija boards ;))

Featuring Osaka’s very own stoner rock metal heads Crowned In Ruin, ready to sledgehammer your skull into the next millennium! And if you’re still thirsty for more….then join our resident evil DJs: Metal Queen and H metal T ready to spew forth metal mayhem! With special guest destroyers Hummer and Toyo! Blasting ear drums until the early hours! Be there or die…slowly!

Dj`s: Metal Queen, H metal TZ, guest Dj`s: Hummer (MORTAL COMBAT), TOYO METAL (METAL NIGHT).
Time: 20:00 – 03:00
Tickets in advance: 2000円 with 1 drink, Facebook members 2000円with 1 drink (say “facebook” at the door), On the door: 2500円 with 1drink.
Location: Sparkle! Sparkle map.

I am making the horny hands of Satan at my computer screen right now! Thanks Akemy!

In Search of… Vinyl

I have previously written about the record shop Prototype, managed by my good friend Yoshida-kun but I’ve been thinking it’s time I added a few more Kyoto record shops to the list. I asked friend and collector Nana H. (that’s her on the left spinning discs at Joao) to give me some pointers and she recommended the following stores.


A pure, minimalist store without much decoration, this place is very neat and tidy compared to some of the other record stores in town. Genres include: Blues, Gospel, Alternative, New Wave, Progressive Rock, Reggae, Ska, World music and Jazz. Says Nana: “Most of the stuff here isn’t new, maybe up to the 80’s, or if Hip-Hop then the 90’s. This is where you come if you want to know where the new stuff comes from.” Bootsy’s is on the 3rd floor of the Takase building on the south side of Sanjo, west of the bridge, about two doors down from the Lawson’s convenience store. Here is a map.
Open 12:00 – 20:00 seven days a week. Tel: 075-231-5078

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治外法権 (“Chigaihouken” literally “Extraterritorial Rights”) is a 34 year old rock bar hidden away in one of the alleys between Kiyamachi and Kawaramachi. The original and best rock bar in Kyoto, Chigaihouken is a bar for those who know that real men wear very very tight trousers and have their hair in long feathered perms. It’s for those of us who want to hear rock music so loud it’s a crime against humanity. For those of us who know that the amps should go all the way up to eleven and who don’t consider it a good night unless they walk away with a mild case of tinnitus. If like me you consider bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen and White Snake (yes! White Snake!) to be Gods (probably Norse) walking among men, then this is the place for you. All other so-called rock bars are but mere imitations (you can actually hear your own voice in those places – imagine!). For ear-shattering machine-gun bending-the-laws-of-the-space/time- continuum rock – come to Chigaihoken! Here are a few (slightly tipsy) pictures:

To find Chigaihouken walk north on Kawaramachi and take the first alleyway on your right after the Bal departement store. Chigaihouken is on your right about halfway down the alley in the same building as “Transistor Radio” and “Blue Note”.
Tel: 075-231-6049
Open everyday: 8:00 pm ~ 6:00 am
You can find a map on the bar’s website here: LINK.