HODGEPODGE – successful debut!

HODGEPODGE in Vuenos, Shibuya was the place to be on Tokyo’s Thanksgiving Holiday, and for 280 music and art-loving people it was! We had more to give thanks to on this day, particularly the 14 performers who rocked the stage and and various artists who flaunted their admirable works.

Hosted by GuitarFish Media and promoted by The Event Ladies, HODGEPODGE is an art and music event that aims to bridge Japan and the world’s music scenes. The goals were many. 1) To bring together musicians and artists from all around the world. Achieved with flying colors. 2) To take the American model of musical performance where performers do not have to pay to perform and apply it to Japan. Tick! 3) To expose our audience to a variety of musical genres. Check!

A mixture of bands, singers and DJs took to the B1F and 1F of Vuenos. The bands were SikDux (http://www.myspace.com/sikdux), Papersky (www.paperskymusic.com), Arisa Safu (who definitely knows how to get the party started!) & the Rovers (www.myspace.com/arisasafu), ground rhythm function (http://www.myspace.com/groundrhythmfunction), BOMmER (www.bommer-5.com/p/), Black Lambs Head (http://hp.xxxxxxx.jp/lambs13head/), Aphelion (www.myspace.com/aphelionbandjapan), Sure as my Pledge (sureasmypledge.com). Singers and rappers included Aisha (who is about to debut her first CD!) and her sexy backup dancers (www.aisha-online.com), Full Circle (www.myspace.com/fullcircleofficial), Eva Kestner on awesome Taiko drums (www.evakestner.com), DropOuts, Faith and Kevin Koyasu.

Artists, whose works added color and texture to 5F/6F Lounge Neo, included Sarika & Momo (http://blog.tokyoartpaf.com) Frankie Cihi (http://frankiecihi.com/home.html), Erika Jonko Spencer Iwai (http://ameblo.jp/jonkobonko><http://drunkduck.com/Jonkos_Picture_Diary/index.php), Natsumi Kitano, Hanami Okuno, Hananosuke Ikegaya, Satoko Akai, Yurika, Erina Mine, Kaori Morita, Saeki Otsuka and Monet Takauchi

The DJs were few but fun – DJ FYO (http://www.myspace.com/fyo1985), DJ GATO (http://sarapuro.web.fc2.com/) and DJ Tsukasa.

All that for just 1,500yen!

A big arigatou to sponsors DagMusic (http://www.dagmusic.com) and Rogutore (http://www.rogutore.com)

Considering the success of this debut event, plans are in the making to make this event bi-annual or annual. Whether you’re into rock, visual kei or taiko drumming, there’s something for everyone so make sure you don’t miss the next event!

For more information see http://www.wix.com/guitarfish/hodgepodge or email guitarfish.media@gmail.com

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