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Japan Nite 2013

Benten Tokyo & SXSW Asia present

Japan Nite 2013

FOUR MINUTES TIL MIDNIGHT, Pirates Canoe, JOSY, Yamazaki Chihiro+Route 14 Band, Jake stone garage

Sun, March 24, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Japan Nite 2013
Japan Nite 2013
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FOUR MINUTES TIL MIDNIGHT
Four Minutes Til Midnight is a unique funk/rock group comprised of members from Japan (Kenta Hayashi-guitar, Yusuke Ikegaya-bass) and the U.S.(Eli Taylor-vocals). The band was formed in Hollywood in 2005 when Kenta Hayashi and Eli Taylor met at Musician's Institute in L.A. Their common passion for music overriding the language barrier that separated them, the two quickly became close friends communicating through the universal language of sound. By 2009 the band had put out two self produced albums ("Oak Tree"-2006 and "Find My Way"-2009) and toured extensively throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Japan to promote the records. By the end of 2011 both albums had sold over 20,000 copies in the U.S. and Japan, as well as the bands first single "Cold Lonely Train" reaching the top of the Japanese radio chart "Usen". After having accomplished this amount of international success in dependently the band began to attract attention from larger labels. In 2012 FMTM was selected to cover the song "Lounge Act" by "Nirvana" for a "Nevermind Tribute" album released by Universal music Japan; the album featured other famous Japanese artists such as: "ONE OK ROCK", "10FEET", and "9mm Parabellum Bullet". After the release of the "Nevermind Tribute" album, FMTM was signed to Universal music Japan and released their first major debut self titled album on May 16th 2012. The band is currently in the process of writing/recording a follow up album due out November 2014 and will be set to tour for most of the year.
Pirates Canoe
Pirates Canoe is a sometimes 6-piece, sometimes trio band who began performing together in the summer of 2009 in the Kansai area of Japan. Although the members come from all sorts of genres (bluegrass, folk, Irish, jam, soul, rock, etc.), the band focuses on Americana and roots-based music.

But they aren't afraid to have fun with different sounds!
All songs are original, yet sound like they could have been around for a while, managing to create a traditional but fresh sound.
They currently tour across Japan and are planning to take on the international market some time soon.

Apart from the many performances they are invited to, Pirates Canoe hosts a monthly shows in Coffee House Jittoku, Japan's oldest and most respected live house. This monthly show, coined "Pirates Canoe's Hyokkori Party," features the full band sound, but the three girls also play as a trio at other events and venues for a more acoustic and intimate sound.
Within Japan they have opened for acts such as Tim Easton, David Bromberg, and "Last Show," a legendary folk/bluegrass band in Japan.

2012 saw them featured in Shiseido Tsubaki's smartphone app as well as the national NHK radio show "Lovely Music of the World," hosted by the Japanese world music guitar duo, "Gontiti."

In December 2012 the band started their own record label, "On the Corner Records," and now look forward to carrying out the many fun ideas they have.
JOSY
Yamazaki Chihiro+Route 14 Band
Jake stone garage
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