#1October 5th, 2009 · 11:19 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
Blakhatz in Japan October
http://virtualreview.org/japan/zoom/1196607/live-house-music-osaka-japan

http://ip.tosp.co.jp/i.asp?i=yk104710

One of the live houses blakhatz plays in the next few weeks.
First gig is with this band ..beatles sketch who have kindly agreed to play some hatz songs with us .
In addition to some John Lennon songs.
Wakayama gigs are with Soul Banana another band but with guitarist from beatles sketch as utility hon Blakhat.
Kun San.
Organizing back line is dream as so much quality gear is supplied by venue , amps , kits lights P.A etc.
We will also be playing some songs from J POP 60z the Yokoinc/ blakhatz collab E.P set for release on itunes 16th November as well as a few songs from Yokoinc Whisper Bar album.
Really looking forward to this tour.
Stay well amigos
greg
#2October 8th, 2009 · 03:10 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,384 posts
United Kingdom
Sounds like you guys are having fun out there, I'm sure your shows will go down well.
BTW, the first link in your post was removed by the user?

Will any of your shows be videoed??

Cheers

Denis
#3October 17th, 2009 · 09:59 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
Thanks Denis,
Am sitting in ultra mod media internet cafe in Kyoto navigating nipon keyboard.

Gigging 2nite ,
drooping over gear in music shops .
Spent a night at magnificent onsen facility and gardens west of Fuji the in house show spectacular Taiko Drum performance totally blew me away.
Video yes gigs will get posted.
gg
#4October 19th, 2009 · 10:00 AM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
impressions japan
The gig was a hoot ,nashville west livehouse supplies complete back line amps &&& instruments which was a suprize e.g fender prescision bass , martin acc guitars yamaha el piano and drum kit shure mics 50 can plus light show di/s great pa and fold back.
Free drinks & meals.
Not so much pay BUT
They also video and post to website ,  screen  as well.
What I love is they promote and sell cds through gig for us at no cost.
Very pro
active in developing network to promote the MUSIC.
Linking direct from venue to internet radio.
Teched UP.
Wide demographic audience ,informed appreciation of
 the craft.Wehaverve made new friends and supporters
Bit by bit we are building a work irng tour circut here.
Worth a look Japan.
2nd biggest music market in the world.
& for you single guys out there the beer is excellent and the women ..........divine
 
#5October 26th, 2009 · 10:42 AM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
wakayama
Heading back down under day after 2moro it/s been a fantastic experience here in Japan.
 last night gig was with Soul Banana a really impressive soul band , ace players and 3 female singers burning up the classics at Old Time Live House Wakayama,a pleasure to play to a full house.
Looking at the program for this month we realized we share the bill with the likes of Ron Carter trio plus a host of excellent local and international artists.
Once again back line supplied full rehearsal sound check ,sold some cds shot vid by pro news camera man plus given cd of desk recording at the end of the gig.
After the gig we were treated to a supper fit for a king in restaurant with the other band and friends.
Jem flew back yesterday , Yoko and self checking into mountain retreat onsen for some chill time , then head straight to Kansai .
Budget balance somewhat in the red but contacts from this trip lead to bigger time next up.
Keeping fingers crossed for John Lennon memorial concert in Saitama 8 dec hosted by Yoko Ono,stranger things have happened.
Also Okinawa Cowboys struck a chord here, many emotive and supportive comments from young and old alike ,as it:s ref to US base there ,assaults on Japanese teen girls,nukes parked in Japan,and a new  Government with the nerve to stand
up to an occupation wellpast it;s use by date truly is moving.

We:ll be back

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/6399875/Empress-of-Japan-speaks-against-nuclear-weapons.html

 
On a different note we were invited `upstairs` by some ladies to another club , in truth it was like walking onto the set from a David Lynch movie,specifically ...blue velvet,
Yoko turned us around and steered us very politely outa there.....very surreal and as old rockers , we:ve seen some doozies
#6November 1st, 2009 · 03:54 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
Old tIme
http://www.youtube.com/user/blakhatz#p/u/0/2mtBMUtUCOk

Took about 2 hrs to process in hd but it scrubs up well , camera by Kobaiashi steady news hand .
Will get some more up soon.
gg
#7November 3rd, 2009 · 04:23 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
wolfboy ken
http://www.youtube.com/user/blakhatz#p/u/0/0HOGsVkLz1Y

Music from new E.P     J POP 60z now live on itunes.
3 licensed cover songs and a blakhatz original :Cruise Control.
Edited in imovies with some images from Japan
A couple earlier pre masters of the songs were posted on bandamp , but so far not this one.

 
#8November 3rd, 2009 · 05:35 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
1,930 posts
Canada
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

these are FERAGGIN excellent (no that was spelled that way on pyurpose)
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