ALAMODE NIGHT AT CLUB CRAWL SHIBUYA: DJ SISEN, TAKUYA ANGEL, CHIHIRO, TETRA, KANON. TOKYO GOTH INDUSTRIAL GABBER CLUB MUSIC.
The last two times I went to Alamode Night, the Gothic dance party was at StudioCube326 in Tamachi. (Previous coverage here and here.) The event has now moved to the more conveniently-located Club Crawl in Shibuya (map and directions are in my Tokyo club guide). I wore…
Lolita dress with kitty-cat print: Innocent World, from the renovated Closet Child Harajuku. I can’t believe I got it for $98 – less than half off!
Purse: Kiyo “Kawayi”, from Hong Kong
Hair flowers, face stickers: Daiso
Black tights with silver skulls: Hong Kong
Remember my Death Cookbook duel with Hungry Ghost? He came back from limbo with only half a face. In the summer heat, I think he’s a Thirsty Ghost!
We’re fans of this D’s Valentine event because it is DJs-only (no mediocre spooky bands). Starting at midnight, we danced to DJs Kanon, Tetra, Sisen (on the left, who came with Robert on the right), Takuya Angel, and Chihiro (minus his ghoulish facepaint). Poor DJ Caesar ended the party at 4:45am with an anime set that made everyone leave the room!
Now THIS is Tokyo alternative/club fashion: DJ Kanon lit up the room with her feathery eyelashes and green mermaid wig. Her Lolita rocking horse shoes, lip piercing, Goth necklace, and Fairy Kei accessories span several style tribes.
Many Japanese girls take inspiration from Lolita and let their imaginations go wild: Wa meets Kawaii… Goth and neon… there ain’t no rules in this playground.
And how about some Japanese Goth boys? That’s DJ Tetra in the middle; I have video of all the sets coming up, including your beloved Sisen! Newly-hired Trend Scout Carmina says gabber/industrial/hardcore are on the rise in the club scene; I missed Tokyo Hardcore Construction but there are more parties coming up. Expect to hear pounding tracks such as:
Song of the Day #158: Neophyte – Army Of Hardcore