Friday January 20, 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Nagoya’s local indie live house Huck Finn. Located in Nagoya’s Chikusa Ward, Huck Finn is an intimate venue known for hosting punk rock, metal, hardcore and indie-rock concerts. It is one of Nagoya’s primary spots for catching some of Japan’s best indie artists. A prime location for local up-and-comers as well, Huck Finn even states on its recruitment site that as long as bands have a drive to play they will host them, giving visitors to this cool little spot a taste of the Nagoya indie-rock scene.
To celebrate its milestone, Huck Finn held a 30th anniversary live featuring Sapporo-based indie-rock veterans, and one of Asano Tadanobu’s personal favorites, Bloodthirsty Butchers. Also on the bill was Hidaka Toru, former frontman of the disbanded lo-fi rock unit Beat Crusaders. Kicking off the night was Nagoya’s own experimental punk group Dancebeach.
For information on future shows check out their website at http://huckfinn.co.jp. Still going strong after 30 years, we can look forward to many more years of Huck Finn as a local indie-rock institution.