Psychedelic Band Kikagaku Moyo Announce Spring North America Tour

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Tokyo psychedelic band “Kikagaku Moyo” just announced their next North America tour plan. Having released an EP “Stone Garden” and supported a handful of bands of similar style such as Pond and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard this year, the band non-stoppingly toured America, Europe, Japan and attended a number of music festivals in Australia.

Their music style is greatly leveraged by early Pink Floyd and some other psychedelic stuff in the 60s, but accompanied by a strongly distinctive exotic dash delivered by the use of foreign instruments, due to members’ earlier oversea experience, like Indian Sitar. This uniqueness has gained them great popularity outside of Japan. Apparently they are very proud of the fact that their music is not part of the “current indie scene”. They particularly don’t like the trend of “Yougakku” inspired music dominated by English-singing bands.

To quote what they have said in an interview with “Japan Times” about their opinions on Japanese indie music, “There are many bands in Japan that sound exactly like U.S. indie bands, but there’s no point listening. They sing in English.”

See their live show in Switzerland from last year:

Tour dates:

2.25 WA – SEATTLE – BARBOZA #
2.26 BC – VANCOUVER – THE FOX CABARET #
2.27 OR – PORTLAND – MISSISSIPPI STUDIO #
3.01 CA – SAN FRANCISCO – GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL *
3.02 CA – SAN DIEGO – THE CASBAH *
3.03 CA – SAN DIEGO – THE CASBAH *
3.04 CA – LOS ANGELS – THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM *
3.05 CA – SANTA CLUZ – CATALYST ATRIUM *
3.07 NV – LAS VEGAS – BEAUTY BAR *
3.08 CA – PIONEERTOWN – PAPPY AND HARRIET’S *
3.10 CO – DENVER – HI-DIVE #
3.11 NE – OMAHA – SLOWDOWN #
3.13 OH – CLEVELAND – GROG SHOP *
3.14 ON – TORONTO – LEE’S PALACE *
3.15 QC – MONTREAL – L’ASTRAL *
3.16 NY – BROOKLYN – MARKET HOTEL *
3.17 MA – BOSTON – THE SINCLAIR *
3.18 PA – PHILADELPHIA – UNDERGROUND ARTS *
3.20 DC – WASHINGTON DC – ROCK & ROLL HOTEL *
3.21 VA – RICHMOND – THE BROADBERRY *
3.22 TN – NASHVILLE – MERCY LOUNGE *
3.23 MO – ST. LOUIS – BLUEBERRY HILL *
3.24 IL – CHICAGO – THE EMPTY BOTTLE *
3.25 IL – CHICAGO – THE EMPTY BOTTLE *
# Kikagaku Moyo headline show
* w/ Earthless and JJUUJJUU

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