Last weekend I went to a two-day concert at Shin Kiba Studio Coast put on by Ynos/Hostess Club. They get a bunch of rising or popular indies acts together to promote and perform at varying big city venues on the main island. It’s a good chance to see acts that might not otherwise be able to perform in Japan on their own or find a new favorite jam/artist. This is the seventh run they’ve done, and with first day tickets sold out and second day nearly sold out, it looks like their formula is working well.
Sometime around New Years bought two day advance tickets upon learning that both the Warpaint and The National were going to participate. I discovered Warpaint a year ago and it was love at first listen. A couple of years before, I caught The National playing in Shibuya and since then I’d been anxiously waiting for the next time they’d come back. A chance to see two artists I love that wouldn’t normally have any reason to play together? Alright, count me in!