Published on September 10th, 2015 | by The Beige Baron


Kawaguchi, Ikinger, to Team with Radio Birdman Members

AlbpN7gvPioneering Japanese guitarist Masami Kawaguchi [New Rock Syndicate / Broomdusters / Los Doroncos / LSD Pond] will team up with guitar virtuoso Penny Ikinger, Deniz Tek [Radio Birdman], Jim Dickson [Radio Birdman / New Christs], and John Fenton [Crow] for a one-off, full-band experience at The Factory Theater in Sydney on Saturday, October 17.

Kawaguchi, who is central to the Japanese underground and experimental rock scene (having played with the likes of Keiji Haino, ex-members of Les Rallize Denudes, and Acid Mothers Temple’s Tabata Mitsuru to name a few) will be in Australia to promote his new solo album The Mad Guitar Sings with stops in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

Since the late ’80s, “armed with nothing but a guitar and a few effects pedals”, Penny Ikinger has forged a gold-plated reputation as one of Australia’s premier talents on guitar. She’s played in bands such as The Wet Taxis and Sacred Cowboy and with artists including Tex Perkins, Kim Salmon, Spencer P. Jones, Jen Cloher, and Charlie Owen while amassing a formidable catalog of critically acclaimed solo material.

maxresdefaultKawaguchi contributed to Ikinger’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled LP in Tokyo, where the two became friends.

As well as collaborative performance in Sydney on October 17, Ikinger will play a solo set supporting Kawaguchi on October 11 at the Lyrebird Lounge in Melbourne.

Dates for Masami Kawaguchi’s The Mad Guitar Sings tour are as follows. More supports are to be announced, but please book early as these shows are sure to sell out.

October 11 The Lyrebird Lounge, Melbourne with Penny Ikinger [Free Entry]

October 12 Cherry Bar, Melbourne [Supports TBA]

October 14 The Junk Bar, Brisbane [Supports TBA]

October 15 The Midnight Special, Sydney [Supports TBA]

October 17 The Factory, Sydney with Penny Ikinger Band featuring DENIZ TEK, JIM DICKSON, and JOHN FENTON plus special guests The Maladies

October 18 107 Projects, Sydney [Supports TBA]

Please check these venues for advance ticket purchases. Read BNU’s interview with Kawaguchi Masami here.


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