Gotta hand it to Malcolm Sosa for putting together a killer three day music event. The shows took advantage of folks being in town for the holidays needin' something cool to do at night, and they delivered.
Wednesday night, alright, well, that one we missed. But we were able to catch Friday and Saturday night and fair warning, the quality of audio and video we took is not good and sometimes all sideways-y and terrible. But you've come to expect that here.
Friday was a surprisingly interesting local country band called Badlands - they held up well despite all the indie-ness in Tokyo. Next was the debut of the Quiet Americans. We have some audio of that here and some video of that down there:
Then of course, Rademacher played well as always, which you can check for yourself along with plenty more from the shows after the jump:
So that was Friday, but what about Saturday? First was Blake Jones and the Trike Shop with his magical thereman:
Listen to the poppy goodness of Blake Jones Trike Shop by clicking here.
Next was Wheels Of Fortune's Nillo Smeds playing playing with Daren Taylor (yep, the drummer for Airborne Toxic Event), pretty cool EXCEPT THE DUMBASS WITH THE CAMERA DIDN'T REALIZE THE CAMERA WAS SIDEWAYS... AGAIN... IDIOT:
You can listen to some more of that by clicking here.
Next up was the pure garage fucking metal of Trumpet Solo:
Following that was the indie jazz rockers, Racelegs (but not before we hang out at the bar first):
Alright, closing out the night is the raw punk rock of It'll Grow Back. Now keeping with the theme of poorly shot video, this one the mic cuts out because it's too loud. But the video is still there and it kinda works with Joshua Tehee stage presence being entertaining even without sound:
And if you want some sound from It'll Grow Back on Saturday, just click here.
There ya go, a few great nights of local music on Thanksgiving weekend. Hope Malcolm makes this a regular Thanksgiving thing cause it was kinda awesome.
*Picture of Trumpet Solo (top) was stolen from Terrance Reimer's Super Badass Thanksgiving Concerts album.