Matt Bigelow

music, podcasts, and recordings from tokyo

the matty b sides -- experimental tri-lingual folk

Wild Thumbprints (Bandcamp) (CD Baby) (iTunes) -- Tri-lingual outsider country-folk-rock album by The Matty B Sides

the dead sea dropouts -- Tokyo's premier Klezmer Group (YouTube)

Matty B Files (iTunes) (Podbean) -- Podcast about music and living in Tokyo

Tokyo Acoustic Special! Live From Koenji!
2:30 PM14:30

Tokyo Acoustic Special! Live From Koenji!


Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 5 PM

We are recording a Special! Come join us for an afternoon of acoustic music that will be recorded and published in vibrant audio and video formats. That's right -- We Want To Publish A Music Special! Join us!



・Nikolas Faraguna 
One of the top guitarists in Asia! Usually seen playing electric, he will be treating us all to his acoustic stylings and crooning voice. Listen Here:

Mysterious and wonderful. Lifegarden is perfect acoustic music for a Saturday afternoon. Listen Here:

・Haru & the Nickel Kings
She's a singer-songwriter originally from America. Her folksy stylings will bring a smile to your face and the band will tap rhythm into your feet. 

・Matt Bigelow 
Host of the event and playing some songs off his upcoming EP "Tokyo Cowboy Warrior (No Time To Sleep!)". 
今回のイベントホスト。まもなくリリース予定のアルバム:"Tokyo Cowboy Warrior". から何曲か演奏しますー寝るなよ!

Special videographer from Australia is in Tokyo to do the recording! Charlie Margin runs a finely tuned production studio out of his hometown. Find his recordings at

Time allowing, the stage will open for open mic/jam.

Doors Open: 2:30pm
Live Start: 3:00pm
Finish: 5:00pm
Charge: 1000 Yen. B.Y.O.B.



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350ShowCase #51 by Kinlay ~Road to Okinawa~
7:30 PM19:30

350ShowCase #51 by Kinlay ~Road to Okinawa~

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350showcase #51 by Kinlay ~Road to Okinawa~

Kickstart your new year in STYLE on a THURSDAY ...
Come down an eclectric group of bands all competing for the chance to play an all-expenses-paid show down in OKINAWA 

Happy Hour from 6pm !
LIVE music from 8pm:

10:00pm ADCD ... ACDC Tribute Band
9:15pm Red Bed Rock
8:30pm Sans Danesin
8:00pm Dead Sea Dropouts

DJ Knightmixxx - from 7pm

Open 18:00

door : 2000yen ( incl.2 drinks )
For musicians who have played 350 showcase before, the cost to get in is 1000yen total including one drink.

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to Jul 21

Acoustic Open Mic at Gamuso, Asagaya

I am hosting this monthly open mic.  Bring your acoustic instrument to Gamuso Asagaya.  Free entry, buy at least one drink.  

I started this Open Mic about a year ago, and have been really pleased with the results.  I play a snare drum with brushes and back people up if they want to.  The atmosphere is casual, and mostly musicians come by to perform.  If you are coming from far away, leave a message and I can ensure that you will not be on too late. 

Check out the Acoustic Open Mic Facebook Page for more info.

For photos, check out the previous Event on Facebook.

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to Jun 20

Dead Sea Dropouts -- Klezmer Music

Here it is again, the event that celebrates improvisation in all it's guises, Intangible Tightrope!

This time we have a real treat lined up for you. As well as improvised storytelling and theatre from some of the best in the business here in Tokyo.
Doors open at 6pm and the show kicks off from 6.30.
Once again, we're gratefully hosted by the folks at Our Space.
The door charge is ¥2,500 and drinks and snacks are available at reasonable prices.



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Akasakamitsuke! Crawfish! Matty B Sides & Friends (1000¥+1Drink=FUN)
8:00 PM20:00

Akasakamitsuke! Crawfish! Matty B Sides & Friends (1000¥+1Drink=FUN)

Some of the best guitarists in town are going to be laying down the grooves & solos. A great night of bands getting ready to get your Friday night kicked off right!

June begins with music! Join us for a night of international music and bands! CLICK ON IMAGE FOR INFORMATION!


Charge 入場料 : ¥1000 +1drink (1ドリンク付き)

Schedule (タイムテーブル):

20:20-20:50 -- HopeMore (acoustic duo)

21:00-21:30 -- Mickey Acorn & the Sen City Sinners (full band)

21:40-22:10 -- the Matty B Sides (full band)

22:20-22:50 -- Mana Hardcore (full band)

Band info (出演バンドインフォメーション):
HopeMore is a two piece acoustic duo of "trial and error" musicians. Rooted in folk music but trying blues, country, and the occasional bit of time travel, we Hope to entertain you More with our tunes. Spoiler alert: stage banter often contains terrible jokes. Check out a few of our songs on YouTube:

Mickey Acorn & the Sen City Sinners
The Sen City Sinners typically cook up a nice blend of Americana, slacker country and power pop with an arsenal of songs about headaches and heart break that wrap themselves in the warm confines of the kinds of melodies that stick to your ribs and your brain.
Guided by Voices, Acorn rode out to Japan on a Crazy Horse and crashed for a few nights at the old Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, trying to piece together what just happened the last 30 years.

Watch on Youtube: (Samishiyo)

the Matty B Sides
a 5-piece outsider-country band featuring guitar and trumpet solos.
watch on Youtube:
(music video)

Mana Hardcore
One crazy weird ROCK chickish lady from Mars with Three crazy talented gentle naughty men from Canada and Australia.
-Official Website-
-Facebook Page-
-Music Videos-

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