Archive for June, 2010

A small snippet of news for you. The Ueda College of Fashion have announced a new course for 2011 in Gothic and Lolita fashion design, reflecting its unique Japanese origins. This does not have much to do with the Gothic scene in Japan (although EGL is represented to a small extent at events), but is an interesting development showing that Gothic Lolita-ism as a growing trend.

This is the second Psydoll video from my little adventure to Shinjuku’s Urga on May 29, 2010.

[Goth - DJ’d] The only regular Goth event in Nagoya, Stigmatic takes place on the third Saturday of odd-numbered months this year. That means you better turn up to every event, or you are going to be piking for 60 days for the next industrial-EBM-alt outing in Toyota land!
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[Uber Goth-Industrial Live & DJ] Here is the 2010, second-half schedule for TDC. Tokyo Dark Castle (TDC) is the main event for the Gothic underground in Tokyo. Populated by the best-dressed Goths from all walks of life TDC delivers some of the best live acts and DJs in the scene. This makes TDC a must-see on any Goth agenda.

TDC have the second half’s event schedule for 2010 and rather than do a single post each time the event is set to roll.

Unless otherwise stated, TDC begins at 12 midnight Saturdays and goes through to the early morning (around 6 a.m.). Remember that as with all overnight events you need photo ID to enter. View full article »

Neurotic Doll performing @ Urga in Shinjuku, Tokyo on Saturday, May 29.

[Goth - Fetish - Industrial - DJ & Live] Midnight Mess is one of the main regular Goth events in Tokyo, taking place on the fourth Saturday of every month. Mess features a mix of entertainment including live bands, DJs and performances. The general sound-scape is Gothic, fetish, dark, experimental and industrial. It is recommended as a launch point for newbies and quite a nice place to go to on a regular basis. View full article »

Well, well, it’s finally time to get back into the scene! A big thanks to Nekoi @ Psydoll for the invitation to the Machinery Magic event last month. It was an awesome event with Psydoll, Neurotic Doll, CHC System and Custom Mummy delivering some fantastic music throughout the night.

Stay tuned as Igor gets his black-blooded juices moving flowing again to venture yet another time into Japan’s underground with Japanese Gothic and industrial event information, pictures & viddies, and reports.