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Midnight Pumpkin / Blue Hole: live in Kisarazulive in Kisarazu (2005)
Ska and Reggae
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: fistchodefistchode
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So I heard that there was a ska/punk show happening at the closest club that plays punk to where I live in Japan (the Graph in Kisarazu), and without knowing the names of any of the bands, let alone their music, I decided that I would check it out. The first band up was Blue Beat Monster. They ar.
So I heard that there was a ska/punk show happening at the closest club that plays punk to where I live in Japan (the Graph in Kisarazu), and without knowing the names of any of the bands, let alone their music, I decided that I would check it out.
Let's go play all time today, come on!Their English isn't the best (but still light years ahead of my Japanese, and even further ahead of my ability to sing in Japanese, so they have my respect), but what comes through is that they're all about having fun. They had fun on stage, dancing about to hyper-fast ska songs (however, there was a lot of tempo changes, so it was bloody impossible to get into a good skanking rhythm as I didn't know the songs).
Midnight Pumpkin had two devout fans singing every word at the front of the stage. When their set was done, they yelled "Encore!" and clapped their hands a lot, and just the two of them got them to play an encore! It was cool!
So the show was good because the first ska band (Blue Beat Monster) played nice danceable ska. The second band was good, and intense to watch, but totally not my thing. The third band was fantastic, and would've been great to sing along and dance with...if I knew the songs.
All in all, another fun ska/punk night at the Graph in Kisarazu.
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