New After Hours review is available now at SPICE. Check it out!
New After Hours '17 review is available now at The Japan Times. Check it out!
New After Hours 17's review is available now at Monster Fresh (US). Check it out!
After Hours '17's review is now available at Metalorgie (France). Check it out!
America's highly regarded guitar effect makers "EarthQuaker Devices"'s booth was filled with guitarists from the beginning to the end! Do check out their handmade high quality original sounds when you get a chance!
Thank you to the cable specialists "Oyaide Electronics" for the support at After Hours '17. The sound system at O-EAST was clear, powerful and rich, they came out excellent!
We now have photos available from After Hours' play event "Basement Tea Party".
This event will also be featured on the new Guitar Magazine (May Edition/Apr 13 release). Do check it out!
Nobukata Kawai / envy
Takaakira 'Taka' Goto / MONO
Yutaka Aoki / downy
Takeshi / Boris
Nobuyuki Takeda / LITE
Hosted by Masaya Bito / Guitar Magazine
Co-hosted by Atsuo / Boris
Assisted by Yuichiro Hosokawa
Photos by Takashi Hoshino
Due to high demands, we have decided to have a limited amount of tickets available for "After Hours ’17" (Apr 9 tomorrow) at the door.
They will be available for ¥6300 each from 10:00. Note that the tickets are very limited, so please understand if they sell out quickly.
Ebisu Maruichi to join After Hours to provide official After Hours food. A wide range of food will be available from "After Hours Plate" with Yonezawa Beef (limited to 20). The restaurant is scheduled to be set at O-EAST 3F. Please enjoy the exclusive Izakaya for your breaks!
To exchange the wristbands, please visit O-EAST 1F at 11am, 1 hour before the entry.
The order of wristbands exchange will take place as follows:
1) Pre-Sales Tickets (S & A Tickets/1 Day Pass) in the order of line up
2) General Tickets (B Tickets/1 Day Pass) in the order of line up
Double pass ticket holders
The wrist band will be shared between Apr 8 and 9. Please do not take it off and return on the 2nd day.
A new video message from China’s highly regarded Instrumental band Wang Wen has arrived. This will be Wang Wen’s first time in Japan. Check them out at O-WEST from 15:20!
A new live video from Japan’s proud, world-class sound creator DJ KRUSH has arrived. DJ KRUSH is currently working on two new albums. Check him out at O-EAST at 18:10!
New interview featuring MONO, envy and downy available now at OTOTOY, commemorating the opening of After Hours. Check it out!
A new video message from "world's end girlfriend" who are making their return once again this year. They will perform from 14:25 at duo MUSIC EXCHANGE!
A new video has arrived from Klan Aileen who emits a unique presence even in the new generation of music. Klan Aileen will perform at O-EAST 2nd Stage from 14:00!
A new video message from eastern youth who will be headlining duo MUSIC EXCHANGE stage. They will perform from 20:15!
New video message from Ray Yamada who just had her 4th year anniversary since the debut. Ray Yamada will perform at O-EAST 2nd Stage from 15:40!
A new video message has arrived from Mr Kobayashi, the drummer of Crypt City. Crypt City will perform last at O-nest from 20:35!
A new video message from transcendent drumming genius Tomy Wealth has arrived. Tomy Wealth will play at O-nest at 17:20!
We have received a new video message from heaven in her arms, who are going to release their new full-length album "Hakuun" on Mar 22 after 7 years!
We have received a new video message from Mr Hatano of People In The Box, who have just released the 10th year anniversary album "Things Discovered"!
インターFMラジオ「Ready Steady George!! 」に出演しました。
We have appeared on Inter FM Radio "Ready Steady George!!".
Nobukata Kawai (envy), Taka Goto (MONO) and Robin Aoki (downy) to appear on Inter FM Radio "Ready Steady George!!" as organisers of After Hours on Mar 9 (Thu). Do check it out!
15:00 - 17:54
DJ: George Williams with Shaula
Please let us talk a little about our music festival After Hours.
This event was created with a single ideology; to create a space for artists who do not wish to compromise their artistic visions nor accommodate any authority to gather, and "stand against things that ruin art". These pure visions are something that most artists will have had at one time, but may have gradually faded due to the rigid system that still constrains them, stemming from the roots of the old traditional art and music industry.
Naturally, the artistic world has a deep relationship with philosophy and ideology. This is a realm where everyone can equally share their emotions and empathise, without losing the sensory pleasure. This is also a place where people can connect with each other, change each other's world view and become the power to move the world. In the past, excellent art has moved the public and changed the world. Art plays an important role in helping us express things that can't be spoken of, that can't be told. Music is not merely a sound sensation, it can also provide encouragement and comfort. We believe music can become the energy to reassure your own existence and give the power to live, so much more than mere recreation.
We feel that the country we live in, Japan, has the tendency to consume art and music as just entertainment. One thing we learned from our many years of travel throughout the world, is that art and music play a strong role in society, regardless of the country. However, Japan tends to highly value the physical accomplishment itself more, as opposed to recognising the power of influences that people and society bring to each other over a long period of time. What is important with artistic expression is not the outer layer, but what remains deep in the unconscious. We believe that is the true value of music.
With all these thoughts in mind, we'd like to make this festival a place where all the independent and true artists filled with originality and belief, and all the musical fans throughout the world can connect.
In order to achieve this, please lend your hand to us.
Feb 21, 2017