When I play shows at Wasted Time in Shibuya, between sound check and the show I usually eat at the Indian curry place across the road. A little tradition.
While I'm looking at the menu outside, without fail one of the guys will come out and start a sales pitch to convince me to come in. Usually in rapid-fire English.
I generally can't understand a single word, and anyway I've already set my mind on eating there, so it's all totally unnecessary. But for some reason, endearing. It makes me miss India (where I've never lived).
The first musician tonight was Isao Nishizato. Was our second show together. Singer-songwriting with emphasis on the lyrics, reminiscent of old-school folk. His site is here.
Third was Toshiyuki Seki. A set composed almost entirely of covers, heavy on R&B, mostly in English, sung in an understated style. His site is here.
The big Cubic Star Minimal Orchestra show coming up on the 29th should be worth coming out for. If you're interested, the details are here.
And then hashigo has a show on Dec. 1st that I'm looking forward to. A musician from Italy will be here on tour, and we'll open for him. The venue has a nice atmosphere, and I'm quite interested in the other artists on the bill. Details here.