Category: Events


[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 »

Announcing THE GATE – By TKS – Tokyo Kink Society.

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This event looks like a good choice for some heavy industrial and other Goth-related genres. Currently only Psydoll (drool) and Saill are listed in the line up. It should be a great event to get mechanized at!

When: June 27 (Sat)
Where: Urga Shinjuku
Address: Address: B1, 2-42-16, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo :: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-42-16 B1F
Tel: 03-5287-3390
Live: Psydoll, Saill and others TBA
Open: 18:00 Start: 18:30
Price: Adv 1500 yen :: @ Door 1800 yen
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Here is an interesting event featuring The Royal Dead in the band line up. I cannot speak of the other bands, but it is worth a look.

When: June 13 (Sat)
Where: Urga Shinjuku
Address: Address: B1, 2-42-16, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo :: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-42-16 B1F
Tel: 03-5287-3390
Live: Gregor Samsa, Nazoo, Queen of Wand, The Royal Dead, Vanished Empire, Himemanik, Vukanian Medium, CyberDeath.
DJ’s: NAR, JOTA, CHIHIRO, MANIK, dB
Open: 17:00 Start: 17:30
Price: Adv 2000 yen :: @ Door 2400 yen View full article »

[Uber Goth-Industrial Live & DJ] Finally, the 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 on any Goth agenda.

TDC have the second half’s event schedule for 2009 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 »

Another hard-hitting event from Chop takes place on the 21st with such acts as From Hell, Killer Chainsaw and Demons.

Where: Chop Ikebukuro Tokyo
Address: Floor B1, 2-46-3 Ikebukuro Toshimaku, Tokyo 171-0014 :: 〒171-0014 東京都豊島区池袋2丁目46−3 (near Ikebukuro North Exit)
Tel: 03-5951-1127
Open: 17:30 :: Start: 18:00
Price: 1,500 yen adv. :: 1,800 yen @ door.
Bands: Inside Charmer, From Hell, Ultimate Loud Speaker, Asian Beauty Murder, Killer Chainsaw and Demons.


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Wow! This is the first event update in a long time! Basically this is a really good general gig with shades of darkness from Calmando Qual and Rowthe. Muni Muni is also worth a look too!

Where: Chop Ikebukuro Tokyo
Address: Floor B1, 2-46-3 Ikebukuro Toshimaku, Tokyo 171-0014 :: 〒171-0014 東京都豊島区池袋2丁目46−3 (near Ikebukuro North Exit)
Tel: 03-5951-1127
Open: 18:30 :: Start: 19:00
Price: 2,000 yen adv. :: 2,500 yen @ door.
Bands: Calmando Qual, Rowthe, MUNIMUNI, Lucy


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A neat event worth checking out. This time featuring Selia and Mistress Maya, Suicide Squad and Chaos Royale with more to be announced later.


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[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!

Soundwise the event’s master, DoomSpider, is harsh EBM industrial Goth with flourishes of lighter sounds mixed in. He’ll be joined by VenoMoth (aka Sister Levi) doing femme-future and elektro-Goth, and riz-K with elektro-clash.

They usually have 25 mix CDs available for the first 25 to book.

To book you need to send the following information to staff[at]stimatic[dot]jp:

  • Date of event you want to book
  • Name
  • Number of people
  • Contact number

As always, remember your ID for all-night events. Organizers will never bend this rule for because it could mean a whole world of trouble if the cops visit.


Where: P.O.D. Nagoya
Address: 4F VOICE Bldg.1-23-1 Izumi Higashi-ku, Nagoya :: 1 minute North walk from exit 1-A of Hisayaodori Station (the 4th floor of the grey building)
Tel: 052-953-0393
Bookings: staff [at] stigmatic.jp
Open: 21:00
Price: 2,000 yen adv. :: 2,500 yen @ door.
DJs: DoomSpider, Venemoth, Riz-K

Event Schedule for Stigmatic in 2008:
January 17 (Sat)
March 21 (Sat)
May 16 (Sat)
July 18 (Sat)
September 19 (Sat)
November 21 (Sat)

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[Electro-rock/hard alternative]Electrock Circus is a good event to catch some Goth bands along with some great electro-rock. December 30 delivers three bands in particular that I like: Industrial rock Destruct System and Nicht, and Gothic-electro of Neurotic Doll. In total there are nine bands playing making this great value for the ticket price. View full article »