Date: Monday, March 21, 2011
Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Venue: Brooklyn Winery (213 N. 8th Street, between Roebling Street and Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, NY
Ticket: $10 min. donation at door, all proceeds and all wine sales go directly to the Lions Club Japan Earthquarke Fund.
About this event
Live From Tokyo, Hideo Nakamura and Sai Morikawa are hosting a benefit screening and concert event for the earthquake / tsunami victims of Japan sponsored by Brooklyn Winery. Please come out, support Japan in their time of need, enjoy some Japanese influenced sights and sounds and delicious wine!!
Audio/visual performances by:
Dustin Wong + Nobuko Hori // Moja (from JAPAN) //Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (representing DooBeeDooBeeDoo and MICHIKO STUDIOS) and TBA
Featuring: three 20 minute selections of “Live From Tokyo” – a documentary about underground music in Tokyo.
Paintings auctioned by Sai Morikawa
T-shirts by SEIBEI (http://www.seibei.com/)
About the artists
After Ponytail went on hiatus, Dustin released a solo album “Infinite Love” in 2010.
“The songs become hypnotic melodies quickly. Pin-pricks congeal into chords, loops swing into low-end waves, and strums spawn glistening notes like a sparkler emitting embers.” – Pitchfork
“The sections of “Infinite Love,” a continuous 40-minute composition, tend to start with plucked arpeggios and expand, sometimes taking on a melody, sometimes rippling in ever-wider arcs, sometimes melting into feedback and echo. The music is always heading somewhere promising.” – Jon Pareles, New York Times
Websites: http://www.myspace.com/dustinclarence and http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/?id=12667
Nobuko Hori (VJ)
“Nobuko was born and raised in the Kansai area of Japan. Which is the area around Osaka. There must be something in the water there, cause it seems to culture people with no boarders on art. She moved to Tokyo to study art, and has since moved to NYC. We here at music related think she’s a great unique talent, and continues the kansai’s area history of pushing left field pop and experimentation forward.” – Music Related
Websites: http://www.nobukohori.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/nobukohori
Moja (band from Tokyo)
In addition to the underground clubs thoughout Tokyo and Japan, Moja has toured in the US, Canada and Europe. They are playing at SXSW 2011 and currently recording a full-length album.
Websites: http://www.youtube.com/user/mojabass and http://www.myspace.com/moja777
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax player from Iran)
He moved almost three years ago to NY from Tokyo where he had lived for more than thirty years. In Japan he was a musician, music company owner, a publisher of the paper music magazine Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo, producer of the world music festival DOO BEE FEST and also a Kendo teacher. At present he is a full time musician, editor of the music on-line magazine DooBeeDooBeeDoo and music program director of MICHIKO STUDIOS.
Websites: http://www.sohrab.info and http://www.myspace.com/sohrabsaadat