Past Events

Vol.6 - Rock Chick Returns



Vol.5 - Walectro



Vol.4 - Mecha Groove



Vol.3 - Rock Chick



Reviewed in the Guardian!


Saiko is a live music showcase in Tokyo launched by Dan Grunebaum, Music Editor of Metropolis magazine, and friends in 2007.

Saiko brings an outsider's perspective to Japanese music and presents some of the astounding independent acts Dan has come to know in two decades in Japan.

Saiko vol.1, "Best Japanese Albums," was a DJ night that presented classic Japanese records to an international audience in Roppongi.

In 2009, Dan teamed up with Metropolis to reboot Saiko as a full-fledged live music showcase.

In addition to presenting Japanese music to an international audience, Saiko provides a venue for Japanese bands to reach foreign listeners without having to go overseas.

Event History:

Saiko vol.1: "Best Japanese Albums" DJ Allstars

Saiko vol.2: Ikochi, DJ Daniel Robson

Saiko vol.3 "Rock Chick": Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs, Aiha Higurashi and Loves!, Bo-peep, Natccu, DJ Duck Rock, VJ Keibi, Devochika (fashion)

Saiko vol.4 "Mecha Groove": Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, Aroop Roy Live Band, VJ Keibi Freesscape, Spexsavers, DJ Ohtsuka, Orientarhythm (dance), Rimpa Eshidan (live art)

Saiko vol.5 "Walectro":
Coppe, Musou Production, Tigarah, Uhnellys, DJ Cash, DJ P.O.L. Style, Meisai (dance)

Saiko vol.6 "Rock Chick Returns":
Lazygunsbrisky, Dadad, Tim and Puma Mimi, Bo-peep, Jonny, DJ Ian Martin

Saiko vol.7 "Saiko vs. Kickstart Your Heart":
Yolz In The Sky, Wrench, Sunset Drive, The Molice, Kinlay Band, DJ Bryan Burton-Lewis, Ponzi (live art), Terabyte Station (VJ)

“Every moment of it is thrilling.” –The Guardian