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More blues around Tokyo

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by joninjapan, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    This past week we play a relatively new place in Koenji, Tokyo called "HOWL the field". Not sure where the names come from, especially when in English.

    Basically a Food Bar, a bar that serves food (really good food). As with many places it is small, maybe a 20 customer capacity.

    The couple that run the place quit their regular jobs to persue the "dream"... kind of cool. His hobbie is repairing guitar amps, stereos and other sound equipment... she went to school to learn food service and learned well. Being from Hokkaido, the northern most part of Japan, the food is based on that region, so Jingisukan is the main dish, named after "Genghis Khan"... used to be made with mutton, but that is hard to come by now, so lamb is used. A really tasty dish... sorry didn't have my camera with me... but I did get a pic of the "kabocha dango" a pumpkin dumpling that is considered Hokkaido "soul food", it was awesome.

    We played our normal set, minus our lead guitarist who was out with back pain.

    although this maybe not be everyone’s cup of tea, this duo from Australia was most entertaining....
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  2. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    Both acts are pretty cool. The Australian is totally into the 1 with that splash.
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  3. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Thanks for sharing. This seems like a very cool and hip place. I'd love to try the food. You guys play wonderfully.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  4. Great report from Japan no less. I love the "Parts Unknown" where they feature lots of food from Japan. they have a tradition of very good food!
  5. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Cool stuff. You guys did great without the lead g. The Aussies were unique and entertaining for sure.

    I like your stage look a lot! ;):cool:
  6. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Great report... Lets see more gigs at food bars ;)
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