the phlebotomist's chair

God-dig you den. This is my show info for April.


My only show this month is a Hashigo gig on Friday the 25th.


Hashigo will play a bit longer of a set than usual, and the other two artists playing are both great favorites of mine, so this is a show I especially recommend.






Chie Kodaira will open the show. If you haven’t seen her yet, you owe it to yourself to check her out. She’s an original and eccentric artist who evolves constantly and manages to create an atmosphere I can’t describe, other than to say that every time I see her play, I get the feeling I’m watching something I could only see there, in that place, at that time. Her site:


After her, satomimagae will play. Her first, self-produced album “awa” was perhaps the most brilliant, focused artistic effort I’ve yet heard from a “local” Japanese artist (and I’m sure she won’t remain “local” for long). Live she mixes subtle acoustic guitar, ghostly vocals, and prerecorded bits and bobs of noise to generally melancholic effect. It’s just my thing; you’ll like it too. Her site:


We’ll play third. We hope to do at least one new song, if we can get it together in time.



Venue: U-ha (in Koenji)
Opens: 6:30 p.m.
Starts: 7:00 p.m.
Charge: ¥1,500 plus a drink (¥500 extra)


会場 高円寺ウーハ
開場 18:30
開演 19:00
入場 1500円+ドリンク(500円別途)

So. It'd be great to see you at a show. And if you happen to know anybody who might be interested, please invite them along.