Archive for October, 2008


HAPPYFUNSMILE, Halloween, and Halloween Eve

October 29, 2008

HAPPYFUNSMILE will be performing on Thursday and Friday! Come join us at one of these FREE performances!

Thursday, October 30, 9pm
Forbidden City
212 Avenue A, between 13th and 14th
Admission: Free
We’re back! Come join Brian, Akiko, and Kaori, and welcome back Brazil’s favorite enka crooner, Rodrigo! We’re welcoming a whole new crowd of musicians to the happyfunsmile gang including Josh and Red from Respect Sextet. Preview your Halloween costumes for all of us as we jam out. Free as always!!!

Friday, October 31, 8pm
Japanese American Association of NY Halloween Party
15 W 44th St, 11th floor, between 5/6th Avenues
Admission: Free
We’ll be performing at the Japanese American Assocation of New York, Halloween party! Come bring out your costumes and spend some time with us in midtown! The party runs from 6-9pm and includes wine, food, DJ Selector Arts, and HFS!

Update: Our favorite enka star, Rodrigo, will be moving to Beijing at the end of the month. He and his wife are United Nations workers and received an amazing post in China. They will be sorely missed. Come back to visit soon, Rodrigo!


Soh Daiko in October

October 5, 2008

Even though it’s early in our season, we’ll be performing at several venues in the next few weeks, from the Upper West Side all the way up to the Bronx. Check the Soh Daiko website for more details.

October 18, 2008–Saturday, 1:00pm
Straus Park Festival
106th St. and West End Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Straus Park

October 25, 2008–Saturday, 3:00pm
Autumn Festival
332 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
New York Buddhist Church

October 26, 2008–Sunday, 1:00 and 3:00pm
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
New York Botanical Garden


Chindon with Kagero

October 1, 2008

I’ll be playing chindon with Kagero at several cool gigs:

Friday October 17, 9m. The Mean Fiddler for MEANY Fest.
266 W 47th St, New York, NY. Update: Had a great time performing in midtown with Kagero! It was a blistering set of six quick tunes. Despite some minor sound problems, it was a mighty fun show.

Wednesday November 5, 7:30-9pm. Caffe Vivaldi.
32 Jones St, New York, NY. Update: I won’t be able to perform with Kagero this evening, but please go check them out! They’re amazing as a quartet, trio, duo, or solo act!

Friday November 15, 10pm. Freddy’s Bar and Backroom.
485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217.