2016年1月31日 一緒にTogether 始動 – Kick Off!

ITEJ 01 31 2016 POSTER
 
 
 
[English will follow below]
 
一緒にTogether Europe Japan 2016 始動!!!
 
いよいよ『一緒にTogether Europe Japan 2016』(ITEJ2016)チームが本格始動します!!!
きたる2016年1月31日(日)西新宿 MELODIA TokyoにてITEJチームの日本人アーティストが勢揃いします!!
限定60名の超プレミアライブ!!!
豪華共演の実現はもとより、各アーティストからヨーロッパ交流へ向けて声明が発表されます!! 民族、国家を超えて人々が相互理解を深め合い、平和に向けた大きな推進力を生み出す音楽のパワーをITEJチームと共に体感して下さい!!あなたは新たな歴史の1ページの証人となり、その新たな時代の参加者となることでしょう!!
 
日時 2016年1月31日(日) Open 17:00/Start 17:30
■場所 Music Bar MELODIA Tokyo 〒164-0013 東京都中野区弥生町1-9-3 ロックフォード第2ビル長者橋B1F TEL:03-6317-8101
■チケット ¥3,500(ドリンク別¥500)
予約開始日:2015年12月25日(金)13:00から 下記URLよりメールフォームにて受付致します。
https://ws.formzu.net/fgen/S1685249/ ※先着60名の予約販売となります。 ※お一人様につき1枚のみご予約可能。

一緒にTogether Europe Japan 2016 Kick Off !!!
The day has come for “一緒にTogether Europe Japan 2016” team
to take off and spin into action !!!
All participating Japanese ITEJ2016 artists are gathering at
西新宿MELODIA Tokyo on 1.31.2016!!!
This will be an exclusive “Premier Night”, limited to only 60 guests!!!
Each artist will talk about their dreams, visions and ideas,
and in their own words tell us all why they are participating in the project and going to Europe.
Feel the power of music, which creates a strong driving force for peace.
Receive a shared understanding that goes beyond any borders.
Feel this together with ITEJ team!!
We promise you that you will be witnessing, and participating in
the very first page of a new era!

Date and time:
January 31, 2016 (Sun)
Open 17:00 / Start 17: 30
Location: Music Bar MELODIA Tokyo
Address: Yayoi-cho 1-9-3 B1F, Nakano-ku, 164-0013 Tokyo
Tel: 03-6317-8101
Ticket ¥ 3,500 (+drink ¥ 500)
Reservations start date: December 25, 2015 (Fri.) at 13:00 o’clock
Ticket reservations: https://ws.formzu.net/fgen/S1685249/
※Tickets will be sold to the first 60 reservations made.
※ Only one ticket reservation per person

A NEW ERA – 一緒にTogether

Dear Pink Spider Web reader and supporter,
和訳が完了し次第アップいたします、全速力でお届けいたしますのでそれまでどうか楽しみにお待ちください。

you might have noticed that the ” The Live Feed” have been rather silent lately.
This is due to a major new undertaking and the birth of a new international project.
About 3,5 years ago I had a dream, a vision, that The Pink Spider Web could be used actively for creating true bonds between people across the globe.
I wanted to create an international collaborations project between musicians.
Some of you might recall the ideas of the international film and music project called
一緒にTogether – isshoniTogether

 

Anna IT film
A project in which musicians helped each other with the support of their combined audiences.
The idea was to create a project with bands from two countries and let them collaborate on a music project and help introduce each other on their respective home grounds
We would document and blog as the project progressed and the project would go final with a tour in two countries with the artists.
 
IsshoniTogether Map Logo
 
Cancer illness
 
Unfortunately, I got very ill in cancer, and the project went dormant, but it has always been my dream!
Once I was well from a second cancer period last year, I altered the project and started hosting events under the same name in Tokyo – 一緒にTogether
Aiming to appeal to an audience with mixed ethnicities, not only Japanese even if here in Tokyo, and aiming to help foreign artists come to Tokyo and play.
 
Red Shoes
 
MAYA MELODIA Tokyo

 
As an example of this is Maya Bergman, a Swedish vocalist who came over to Japan,
and whom I introduced to Japanese musicians and audiences here in Tokyo,
and in November this year the Swedish band Novembervägen came to Tokyo to play together at the SAME gigs as Japanese artists.
The Japanese “hosts” were artists and bands and they then had to share their audience and HELP the visitors.
and WOW do Japanese people know how to make people feel welcome to their country!
 
DERINJAR
 
Watatani
 
Still in me I had this dream that has never left me…. the dream ever since I started The Pink Spider Web, inspired by ” a call from the sky” ,
a message I believe came from hide (X-Japan guitarist who died May 2, 1998)
We can do MORE and BETTER together!
so….
The universe (and hide’s message to me) proved once again to have connected people with similar dreams.
I came in contact with
Kenji Okahira and RockFord Records (http://www.rockfordrecords.com)
who resonated with this idea completely!
Kenji Okahira told me, he too shared these visions!
We had many talks and discussions, and a new project idea was born.
 
Kenji Okahira
 
During 2015 I started collaborating more and more with the amazing people at RockFord Records.
I mentioned in passing my dream and vision about musicians collaborating,
and I shared with them the dream project:
Since Tokyo is hosting the Olympics 2020,
Japan could benefit from this somehow, and primarily Japanese musicians and everyone in culture industry.
Actually I wish for the project to be a peace making project, and not just benefit the Japanese musicians, but send a message to the world somehow. That despite the current events of terror world wide, we can together show that music can aid and be a tool in creating friendship and peace.
Imagine!
Imagine what we can do
Imagine what we can do Together!
 
Anna Shown
 
and…

A new MISSION with a project vision spanning over the next coming 5 years came about
Once again the concept of doing things TOGETHER proves to be so much stronger and
TOGETHER we can accomplish so many positive actions that truly can change peoples’ lives.
 
Arinko
 
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The mission statement, and a video with the Japanese participants for the 2016 team)
can be read here:
http://www.isshonitogether.com/
 
Hysterics
 
The IsshoniTogether 2016 project is a huge undertaking because:

We need to collaborate globally across language and cultural borders.
We need to listen to each other and accept that people work and act differently.
We have basic needs such as funds to transport musicians from Japan to Sweden
and money to take them around IN Sweden.
We need support from the outside both mentally and financially.
We want to attract people to an idea
We need to publish material online in at least two languages
We need help with translations, with bookings, with web design, with shooting, creating and editing videos
We need to spread the idea …so

Please JOIN US
Please read the Mission Statement, consider donating to the project, and SHARE the idea
and
BELIEVE
that we can really CREATE a lot of GOOD with passion for MUSIC and for each other!
THANK YOU
from the bottom of my heart I am grateful to all and everyone
for support, for cheering on when illness and pain has come my way
for smiles and sparkles
for helping with translations… without you Erica I would be so disabled,
for sharing your ideas with me and creating mutual projects, events and ideas,
and especially huge thank you to
Kenji Okahira and RockFord Records
Now Let’s DO THIS!
as Kenji says: Let’s GO AHEAD!
 
Tetsu & Ko
 
PUNiK Reds
 
 

 
 

The Pink Spider Web Summer Party

 

 
 
GRAND FINALE of the Pink Spider Web SUMMER PARTY –
KASSTRICK BACTERIA performing “Pink Spider” by hide

The Pink Spider Web Summer Party Vol.3

was this year held at
MELODIA Tokyo, July 11
The venue has become a favorite spot because of their high standards and quality

The PSW summer party 2015 was so much FUN!
The feeling of being Together, theme word for Pink Spider Web events –
一緒にTogether
was present amongst artists, audience and staff alike.
The WORLD came to MELODIA
There were guests and artists from
Japan, USA, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Nepal, Poland, Peru and UK
Worldwide FUN and friendship!

Maya (Sweden スウェーデン)
Mauro (Italy  イタリア)
月宵Tsukiyoi
KASSTRICK BACTERIA

We had a Lottery with prizes donated by the artists and PSW

Don’t miss the next PSW PARTY
“Anna’s Birthday Live Party”
at MELODIA Tokyo
11月7日

First up on stage was MAYA
(There is also more below in the Live Feed posted before the event http://www.thepinkspiderweb.com/maya-7%E6%9C%8811%E6%97%A5-live/ )

MAYA has been very well received here in Japan and is already appreciated by many for her unique beautiful voice as well has professional stage manners
She is a shining star and will certainly continue on a stellar musical career!

 

 

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MAYA played guitar and…

 

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Ukulele

 

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Besides being a wonderful solo artist, Maya is also a member of the Swedish band: Novembervägen
Here is a review of Novembervägen’s recent release – “Destination”
http://www.hearandnowmedia.com/album-reviews/2015/8/12/novembervagens-destination

The album “Destination” can found on iTunes
and on bandcamp
https://novembervagen.bandcamp.com

If you prefer a physical CD Send them an email
novembervagen@gmail.com
or a message on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/novembervagen

We are looking forward to the whole band coming to Japan in November

 

Next up was a secret guest (not advertised ahead)
Mauro from Italy
He is a mutli-talented artist, often performing with visual projections

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After the two foreign acts it was time for Japanese artists
First up the beautiful duo – 月宵Tsukiyoi
月宵Tsukiyoi plays with magic
Sparkling sounds from the traditional Japanese instrument Koto (箏) played by Kou,
who also sings with a gorgeous voice. Kou has played the traditional instrument since she was 5 years old.
Their unique sound is enhanced with their an amazingly vibrating stage show. It is really an extraordinary mix including Japanese traditional costumes and the world’s first … “Electric Koto’. For more about them, please visit links at the bottom of this post.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_(instrument)

 

Tetsu on keyboard and Kou singing at the Pink Spider Web Summer Party

TSUKIYOI at PSW Summer Party

 

Kou playing the traditional Koto 

Kou-chan Koto
 

From  月宵Tsukiyoi here are two sound clips. Listen and become enchanted with the magical sounds by 月宵Tsukiyoi
 
 

“Naked”
 

 
 

“Other”

 

 

Last up on stage is a PSW favorite…
KASSTRICK BACTERIA
They have a special vibe about them that reverberates with The Pink Spider and
WOW what a FUN time with them on stage this Hot Summer Night
All of MELODIA Tokyo ROCKED!
Jumping, dancing….
Below each photo is a sound clip from “Monster Energy”  KASSTRICK BACTERIA
Please visit their homepage for more info. Link will follow below.

 

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KASSTRICK BACTERIA
 
 
Awaking Your Madness
 

 
 
 
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Monster Energy
 

 
 
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Links:

The Pink Spider Web on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ThePinkSpiderWeb

Maya:
https://www.facebook.com/Mayabergmanmusic

KASSTRICK BACTERIA

http://kasstrickbacteria.com

MELODIA Tokyo

http://www.rockfordrecords.com/melodiatokyo
The Pink Spider Web is also happy to BLOG about the party by
Kazuhisa Sakata
which can be found here:
http://www.music-line-community.com/2015/07/12/the-pink-spider-web/

Don’t miss the next PSW PARTY
“Anna’s Birthday Live Party”
at MELODIA Tokyo
11月7日

Presenting E N S O to the world

So what’s in a name?

What’s with a band called E N S O?
Ensō: 円相 “circle”, is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
The Ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics.

E N S O is exactly this …Music… borderless, timeless, friendship, joy, happiness…
The four members are not only immensely talented but they radiate a joy that is contagious and they share with us a feeling of togetherness that surpasses time and place…
and creates friendship
Friendship, Togetherness and Peace is what this band is all about
E N S O’s members:
Reds☆ (Vo.)  Yuichiro Szk (Gu.)  TAKAHIRO (Ba.)  西田’Ryu’竜一 (Dr.)
are all so talented and all so kind, The Pink Spider Web is convinced that you will really love them too!

Reds☆, with the divine voice, and a past from the successful band AURA and big hits like “Are You Dreaming Now?” and “Smile&Smile” have appeared many times previously here in the Live Feed. He also is currently singing in the acoustic band Clutch and plays Guitar in 湾岸の羊
There will be more on Clutch coming up here in the Live Feed
Clutch next live will be at MELODIA Tokyo at ACTION! 2 August 15

Yuichiro Szk is a young, very talented guitarist. Word class guitarist and He can be seen at Koenji Showboat August 6 together with  西田”Ryu”竜一 , 満園庄太郎  and 石川雄也
Yuichiro reminds me a lot of Kyoji Yamamoto, not only in playing style and talent, but also in personality. Kind and smiling!

TAKAHIRO  on bass is not only the band’s bassist (from Re:VIBE) but also talented designer and organizer, and the list is even longer; add skills such as arranger, composer, programmer and producer .. so truly a member of that beautiful creativity that flows from stage when E N S O is performing

西田’Ryu’竜一  last but not least is the band’s drummer. A history of awesome drumming behind him and yet so up to date. Drumming in the past with Action, Gackt and more, and is currently drumming in Ra:IN, the band formed by PATA (Gu. X-Japan )
He is a favorite drummer of The Pink Spider Web; just check out his amazing handling of the sticks in the video below!!

I can probably flood this with superlatives about E N S O and I am SURE you will hear more about them. This is just the beginning with these 4 talents who has formed an amazing band, founded on Japanese values of kindness and peace, combined with musical skill at a very high level!

Check them out!
Next live performance will be at
Club Sensation
September 19
For info and google map link to Club Sensation:
http://www.thepinkspiderweb.com/c_venues/club-sensation-2/
 
More Links below!

 
 

Rock the “SHOW”boat
 


 
 
 
Reds☆
 
 
ENSO - Reds -Photos by Y.Watanabe

 
 
 

  西田”Ryu”竜一 

Ryu - Photo by Y.Watanabe

 

 

 TAKAHIRO

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 Yuichiro Szk 

ENSO - Yuichiro -Photos by Y.Watanabe

E N S O on twitter
https://twitter.com/ENSO_RnR

E N S O on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ENSOJapan

E N S O on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhW4z_UA96nEneZ1wmm7Qw



 
 

MAYA – 7月11日 Live

It is time for

The Pink Spider Web Summer Party 

July 11 – 7月11日

Place: Music Bar MELODIA Tokyo, Nakano-Shinbashi
Date: July 11, 2015
Time:  Open 17:30 Start 18:00 
Ticket ¥2,500 (+drink)
Discounted tickets available ¥2,000 (+ drink) 
In order to get the discount you must reserve a min of 2 tickets
So bring a friend!!  Invite to some FUN!
Ticket reservations: 
http://ws.formzu.net/fgen/S17486969/
MELODIA Tokyo OHP
http://www.rockfordrecords.com/melodiatokyo/

Google map and info to MELODIA Tokyo at The Pink Spider Web
Click links on:

http://www.thepinkspiderweb.com/m_venues/melodia-tokyo

So ….Let us introduce MAYA (スウェーデン)
(introduction of KASSTRICK BACTERIA and TSUKIYOI are below in the feed)

MAYA - Photo by Thomas BjörksundPhoto by: Thomas Björksund

Maya Bergman is a 22 year old woman from Stockholm, Sweden.
Her music has a wide range of influences from artists such as:
Jeff Buckley, Yann Tiersen, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Pixies, The Novembers and Amanda Palmer.

2007 she started her first solo-project called “Monorailmusic”.
Together with a group of older Swedish musicians, Maya joined an overseas collaboration project, and two songs by her were released on cassette tape in Sweden and Australia.

Beside “Monorailmusic” she started her first band in 2008, called
“Preludes and Nocturnes” They played progressive Indie Rock.

Apart from that she has been participating in several different music projects in Stockholm, for example an electric guitar orchestra, consisting of 30 experienced electric guitar players, who in 2010 played on the Swedish premier of the movie “It Might Get Loud”.

2011 she graduated from Fryshuset’s 3 years music educational program
“Rock – Instrument” with guitar as the main subject

2012 She started singing in a Stockholm based band “Novembervägen”. Praised for their originality and dramatic stage performances.
2014, Novembervägen won first place in the Swedish competition for musicians called “Livekarusellen Stockholm” (video below)
They have since then continuously been playing on several big stages in Sweden.

June 2015 they released their first full length album called “Destination”.

Maya w Novembervagen Photo by Thomas Bjorksund

In May 2015 Maya made her first visit to Japan and played two successful shows in Tokyo. Now she is back and her goal is to play at stages all over Japan with her praised solo-project “MAYA” in which she sings, plays guitar, piano and ukulele!

MAYA at ACTION! poster
ACTION! May 2, 2015

A big thank you to Reds☆ who produced the event and invited MAYA
Also a huge thank you to everyone for a wonderful night at MELODIA Tokyo together

 

Novembervägen at LIvekarusellen:


 
 

MAYA at MELODIA Tokyo MAy 2, 2015

 


 
 

Photos from Maya’s visit in Tokyo, April and May 2015

 

Maya Ukulele

Maya bought a new Ukulele from the great guys at 太子堂楽器店 in Sangenjaya
Thanks
to Kazuo Yamamoto for the referral

 

 

Sound check Hoshi

Sound check and set-up with the pros at 星屑と三日月 
From left to right: Koichi Ose, Takatoshi Chiba, MAYA, and Shuji Uneoki

 

 

Announcing MayaThe Pink Spider Web Anna introducing MAYA

 

 

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MAYA performing at 星屑と三日月, Nakano-Shinbashi, Tokyo

 

Maya eating sushi

 

MAYA got a delightful treat to an amazing sushi dinner!
Thank You Mari Yabe 

 

 

Maya Occasionally there was also time to relax a little and hang out with friends
Here at a favorite bar プッチーキングマーケット 
The couple running this are always so kind and smiling!
Thank You Akari and Keita Ogata

 

MAYA and Okahira Kenji Chilling at 星屑と三日月

And we are delighted to have MAYA back on stage at MELODIA Tokyo

See you all at MELODIA Tokyo Saturday July 11

Ticket reservations: 
http://ws.formzu.net/fgen/S17486969/
MELODIA Tokyo OHP
http://www.rockfordrecords.com/melodiatokyo/

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