Guest Post: Tune In Tokyo comes from the Sweet Streets @ Gallery Nucleus, Saturday, September 11th

Hello Everyone! We’re going to be sharing information on upcoming Japanese, Korean, and global pop happenings in Los Angeles, from time to time at Wreck the Tape Deck. We are promoters and DJs specializing in Asian pop club events–our monhtly show, Tune in Tokyo, is held in Little Tokyo at 2nd Street Jazz, located at 366 E 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California (corner of 2nd and Central in Little Tokyo). There is plenty parking available, but please make sure to check garage hours and street parking signs.

We’re shifting gears on Friday September 3rd with our K-Pop Meet-Up! We’re thrilled that the SM Town 2010 Tour is coming to Staples Center, and to celebrate, we’re throwing our own unofficial pre-party at I Love Boba the night before! DJs Tora, Leett, Del, and yours truly will be spinning Korean and Global Pop from 9 pm – 1 am. There is no cover, but be sure to patronize the shop with a drink purchase. You won’t be disappointed! I Love Boba has the best boba in Koreantown! It’s located at 534 S Western, Los Angeles, CA 90020. If you’re going to be in town for the show, feel free to stop by! We might even sneak in a little Jpop!

The next night, September 4th, we’ll all be going to see SM Town, featuring Super Junior, Girls Generation, f(x), SHINee, BoA, and more! It’s already been a great year for K-Pop in Los Angeles, with appearances by Wonder Girls, 2PM, and everyone at the Korea Times Festival last May, including Kara, B2ST, and Lessang. We can’t wait to see all the awesome SM Entertainment artists appearing at Staples Center this September. Hope to see you there!

The weekend comes to a close with another cool global pop event on Sunday, September 5th. Our friends at Tokyo Style present DJ Suzuki Ami, and DJ Mayumi, spinning at club Vanguard in Hollywood! Join these very special guests from Japan for a night of pumping electronic beats. There will also be a fashion show! Pre-Sale tickets are available online.

DJ Del and I will be spinning the next weekend, on Saturday September 11th, at the opening night reception for Sweet Streets 2 at Gallery Nucleus! We’ll be presenting the new Sweet Streets compilation, and will be dropping our own Tune in Tokyo set later in the evening. Art & Shopgirl fashion show by 6%dokidoki (who’ll also be joining us behind the decks!). Makeup by Sugarpill. This night of Japanese music and fashion is not to be missed! Nucleus is located at 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801.

Thanks for checking out our update. I’ll be back later in the week with more news on Tune in Tokyo events and the Japanese and global pop scene in Los Angeles!

Greg Hignight

DJ and Founder, Tune in Tokyo


Gallery Nucleus Presents
September 11, 2010 – October 04, 2010
Opening Reception: September 11, 2010 (7 pm – 11 pm)

Alhambra, CA – Gallery Nucleus and Caro are pleased to once again present the much anticipated art and fashion event Sweet Streets. Last year’s hugely successful event attracted hundreds of art and fashion enthusiasts.

This year, over 70 artists spanning the globe were invited to create 2D and 3D works where Japanese street fashions serves as the inspiration. This resulted in over 100 original works of art that are vibrant, exciting, playful, and diverse – evoking much the sentiments of those infamous Tokyo streets.

From delightful kawaii plush dolls to whimsical drawings and realistic paintings, there will surely be something to inspire everyone. Alongside artwork, attendees will be treated to an evening filled with fun activities and features. Including a fashion show by the sensational Japanese fashion brand 6%DOKIDOKI, music spun by Tune in Tokyo – featured in LA
Weekly’s 2010 People Issue, live model figure drawing, raffle drawings, free refreshments, food trucks and more.

Additionally, fashionistas can get their shopping on with featured pop-up shops by So So Happy, 6%DOKIDOKI, and Chubby Bunny Accessories, not to mention Nucleus’ own stock of unique Japanese art books and products.

Opening Night Features:

Raffle drawings every hour with prizes provided by SoSo Happy, Sugarpill, Bubblepunch, & more.
Dj sets by Tune in Tokyo and Sebastian Masuda.
Pop-up shops by So So Happy, 6%DOKIDOKI & Chubby Bunny Accessories.
6%DOKIDOKI fashion show.
Live drawing session with 6%DOKIDOKI models and featured artists live drawing.
Free refreshments and snacks served.
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