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LEVITATION is proud to present the final Austin show from Japanese psychedelic rock quintet Kikagaku Moyo. Catch the band one last time, headlining a two stage lineup at The Far Out Lounge on Saturday, Sept 17th 2022. Join us for a historic night under the stars in South Austin as we say goodbye to one of the best bands on the planet. Full lineup + visual artists to be announced.
Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am CST here:
DOORS AT 5PM.
Please bring your ticket (printed or digital) and a valid ID.
No refunds. Event is held rain or shine.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is limited, and ride shares are encouraged!
COVID POLICIES: COVID-19, and how it affects live music events is an evolving situation. As we enter 2022, we are hopeful that COVID restrictions can be eased for live events, but all customers should be prepared for the following requirements: https://levitation.fm/health
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FROM THE BAND:
"After much discussion between the five of us at the end of last year, we have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after 2022. This means 2022 will be our last year as Kikagaku Moyo.
We have come to the conclusion that because we have truly achieved our core mission as a band, we would love to end this project on the highest note possible. Since first starting as a music collective on the streets of Tokyo in 2012, we never, ever imagined being able to play all over the world for our amazing audiences. It is all because of you that this was ever possible...and to this we are eternally grateful.
With this in mind, our very last album will be released by Guru Guru Brain in May 2022.
We enjoyed making this album so much and are incredibly excited to finally release it this spring for you. Following our last album release, we will do our very last tours this spring and fall.
Please do not miss this chance to get your tickets ❤️ because there will be no next time...
We sincerely thank all of you for your continuous support and cannot wait to see you all at our shows one last time."
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Kikagaku Moyo have come a long way – both literally and metaphorically – since their humble beginnings busking on the streets of Tokyo back in 2012. A tight-knit group of five friends who bonded over the desire to play freely, and explore music associated with space and psychedelia, their initial ambitions were modest – semi-regular slots in the cramped clubs of the city’s insular music scene. Yet the band’s progressive, folk-influenced take on psychedelia marked them out from their peers and re-started Japan’s psych rock scene; it also brought them international acclaim.
With a settled line up – Go Kurosawa (drums, vox), Ryu Kurosawa (sitar), Tomo Katsurada (guitar, vox), Daoud Popal (guitar), Kotsuguy (bass) – and a signature sound that blended classical Indian music, Krautrock, traditional folk, 70s rock, and acid-tinged psych, the band sold out shows across Europe and founded their own label, Guruguru Brain, to showcase not just their own work, but the under-represented music scene in East Asia.
To date, the label has released music from over ten different artists alongside their own albums. In 2017, Kurosawa and Katsurada relocated permanently to Amsterdam. The move placed both Kikagaku Moyo and Guruguru Brain at the heart of Europe and eased the logistical challenges of long tours for bands on their label and release schedules, while catering to Western audiences.
Since then, their popularity has continued to grow, and Kikagaku Moyo are now one of the most acclaimed bands in the alternative psych scene. Having toured the world several times over, they’ve also graced prominent slots at renowned festivals such as Bonnaroo (US), End Of The Road, Green Man (both UK), and Concrete and Glass (China), and have been commissioned by world-famous fashion brands such as Gucci and Issey Miyake.
The band will release their fifth and final album this May, once again on Guruguru Brain.