Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MYSTERY MONDAYS Vol. 2, Mystery Girls Part 1

(THE HARPY's at Mystery Girls Part 1; Photo by SACHI B)

The last Monday of September was our first installment of Mystery Girls, featuring girl bands and rockin' female DJs. It was also the welcome back gig for THE HARPY's fresh off their US tour with myself acting as tour manager wheeling for them around the NYC/tri-state area. Despite it being rainy and having a light crowd, THE HARPY's proved once again they are an untiring force on the Japanese indie punk scene.

(THE DARLINGS at Mystery Girls Part 1; Photo by SACHI B)

The second featured girl band was THE DARLINGS who combine cutesy 60's fashion with upbeat and occasionally raw powerpop making for a pretty unique sound while fitting into the Tokyo garage scene. In between acts, DJ SACHI B, of the Go Honey Go record hop, and DJ KYOKO of punk band THE LEGS provided rockin' psychobilly & garage tunes. Yours truly, The Stately Wayne Manor and DJ Michael of Head Kicked in provided MC action and opening and closing sets. I'm already planning some surprise guests for Mystery Girls Part 2 which should take place at the end of January or February, so keep your panties on!

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