This past October we had a nice Mystery Monday Halloween party to kick of the week leading up to All Hallow's Eve on the following Sunday. Heavy Sick was well decorated with spider webs, bats and jack-o-lanterns and I offered plenty of trick-or-treat candy and goodies like mini-skeletons and spider rings. And of curse plenty of spooky tunes on the turntables and cool live bands.
The first band to play was PLAY FIGHT, a band of mixed nationalities with each member bringing his own influence and style. The end result is a well-crafted and tight mix of indie rock, funk and lounge with songs in both English and Japanese. They've been making noise in the Tokyo expat scene and have a growing following in the city.
The next band was ANDROID BEACH PARTY, a wired mix of surf-instrumentals and sci-fi themed space-jams led by Canadian musician Chris Farr. His CD "Scientific Flying Machine" is now available at Pacifiction Records and the band has recently been active playing more frequently with Japanese garage bands. Chris and DJ Sachi B were dressed in skeleton suits in real Misfits Halloween fashion making the night truly festive.
In between live sets, the DJ station was creating plenty of noise that goes bump in the night with the help of creepy connoisseur DJ Mr. DEATH and the trashy garage and freak show tunes of BILLY TRASH of the notorious ED WOODS. My DJ set as the Stately Wayne manor invoked typical Halloween spirit with music by the Misfits, The Monsters and the Cramps. Sachi B caught some of our more stooge moments of film!
(DJs BILLY TRASH, WAYNE MANOR & Mr. DEATH goofing at the tables)
(THE STATELY DJ WAYNE MANOR & his skull maraca)
(ANDROID BEACH PARTY jamming on stage)
(BILLY TRASH & MR. DEATH do the MISFITS!)