8otto, NOKIES! and Miila and the Geeks times at Japan Underground in London (14/5) and Birmingham (16/5)

With exactly one week today until Japan Underground’s showcase in London featuring  8otto, NOKIES! and Miila and the Geeks – and a little bit longer until it hits Birmingham – we thought it was time to introduce videos from each band along with their respective stage times.

Miila and the Geeks

‘Best of 2011’ by Japan Times and comparable to The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, The Slits.
London stage time: from 7:30pm … Birmingham’s stage time: from 9pm.

8otto

Toured with Oasis, played Fuji Rock and comparable to The Rapture, The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem.
London stage time: from 8:30pm … Birmingham stage time: from 8pm

NOKIES!

Just finished touring America and played SXSW, comparable to Vampire Weekend, The Drums, The Vaccines.
London stage time: from 9:30pm … Birmingham stage time: from 10pm.

London’s show on Monday 14 May at The Pipeline opens at 7pm, while Birmingham’s show on Wednesday 16 May at the Hare & Hounds starts at 7:30. The first band will hit the stage within 30 minutes of doors opening – true Japanese gig style! Between all bands will be DJ sets from Japan Underground, featuring a mixture of tracks from Japan – feel free to get your requests in too!

Tickets are £6 adv or £8 on the door. Tickets for London’s show can now only be purchased on the door. Click here for Birmingham advance tickets.
Don’t forget to click you attendance on London’s Facebook event page and Birmingham’s Facebook event page.

Transport links:

London: The Pipeline is a 2 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station and within easy walking distance from Aldgate, Aldgate East and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Birmingham: The Hare & Hounds is located in the Kings Heath area of the city.  Bus numbers 50 and 35 stop directly outside the venue from city centre while 11a, 11c, 27, 69 also stop within easy walking distance.

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About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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