Sean says... JunKroom will be holding a special event on Thursday 17th February at Urbanguild on Kiyamachi Dori in central Kyoto. We are very honoured to have Alexander Rishaug, Espen Sommer Eide (Phonophani) and Sigbjorn Apeland, 3 great artists from Norway participate in this event as part of their Japanese tour. This will be their only appearance in Kyoto. In addition we … [Read more...]
Pictures from Ur食堂LIVE!
Just some pictures and three videos from Wednesday night at Urbanguild. There was a good and fun crowd of people there (free entry might have had something to do with that) and excellent performances from Mitsu Salmon, ryotaro, Nadia Porcar, trace elements and Dodo. Here are the pictures: And here are some horribly pixellated videos (that's why they are so small). Not … [Read more...]
Pictures & Videos from Resonance 2010
Undoubtedly the best show I have seen at Urbanguild - or indeed in Kyoto, Resonance 2010 was an extraordinary collaborative display of pure gold shiny talent by the dancers, singers and musicians who took part. A big bravo to them all and to the organiser Daniel Rosen for creating this unforgettable event. My only regret is that I didn't go both nights and my only complaint is … [Read more...]
Mitsu Salmon & ryotaro’s “Restaurant Gig”
I managed to catch the tail-end of Mitsu and ryotaro's performance at Urbanguild on Tuesday evening. Here it is: I think ryotaro needs to come out of the dark and show us all his handsome face! Spotlight please! Mitsu and ryotaro will be performing next at The "Not A Word" Dinner Show on the 18th, and are also organizing another event (details to follow!) for the 7th of … [Read more...]
RAW elements @ Alphabet Ave.
...their eclectic mix of sounds and experiences only highlighted what some might say is a lack of focus but what others would call an openness towards any kind of music. And so in the body of elements music and side unit recordings, you'll find ska, rock steady, steady rock, folk, waltz, zulu jive, slow balads, comedy and tragedy, political and social commentary, electronica, … [Read more...]