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  • DJ Hello Kitty

    Wed Oct 22, 2014
    Taking place as part of the Shibukaru (short for Shibuya Culture) festival in October, this double gig will see up-and-coming ... More details
  • John Butler Trio

    Until Thu Oct 23, 2014
    They represent the very best of Aussie roots, with a sound that mixes blues, reggae, folk, hip-hop and more into an organic, ... More details
  • Hong Kong Miniatures Exhibition

    Until Thu Oct 23, 2014
    14 masters of miniature-building from Hong Kong show off their work at this fun free display in Ikebukuro. Seeing tiny ... More details
  • The Royal Concept

    Mon Oct 27, 2014
    We can't really wrap our heads around the phenomenon, but Japanese music fans seem to be going crazy for this pop-rock foursome ... More details
  • One Woman Living in Tokyo

    Until Tue Oct 28, 2014
    Director-actress Momoko Ando is also a talented photographer, and now shows off one of her most interesting projects: 'One ... More details
  • Tsukemen Grand Prix 2014

    Until Wed Oct 29, 2014
    Okubo Park in Kabukicho continues its parade of mouth-watering food events with the annual Tsukemen Grand Prix, a month-long ... More details
  • Kyogen ~ Supremacy and Successors

    Tue Oct 28, 2014
    Kyogen, a traditional form of comedic spoken drama, has been performed for more than 600 years. This event is the ultimate ... More details
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up

    Tue Oct 28, 2014
    Think Foo Fighters or Biffy Clyro but younger and fresher (and less hairy) of face – hailing from Leeds, Dinosaur Pile-Up are a ... More details
  • Daughtry

    Tue Oct 28, 2014
    Being a finalist on a TV talent show may not be the coolest entrance into rock, but it's how US musician Chris Daughtry found ... More details

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