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THE INFECTION CONTINUES TO SPREAD

Posted by contagion_japan on January 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Well - it has been a busy... Four years...?

We've lost count.

But - we keep on hammeriing out our old and new hits.

From our beginnings as a Hard-Rock band, we have morphed into a Rock'n'Punk band.

The HARDEST ROCKING/PUNKING band in town.  And the most FUN.

This was confirmed when we WON the 2015 Kansai BATTLE OF THE BANDS competition...!

It was nice to get some recognition for our HARD WORK (we work as HARD as we ROCK...!)

We were especially pleased with a two-page spread in the Kansai Scene Magazine.

The article can be seen here:  https://www.kansaiscene.com/…/contagion-work-hard-rock-hard/



We are back gigging now, in 2016.  Still ROCKING and PUNKING strong...!

Most people use our FACEBOOK pages now, instead of this website.

But - I'll pop in here occasionally for maintenance...  ;)


So - have you gotten YOUR infection lately...?  We're always playing.


CONTAGION
B.O.B. CHAMPIONS



COMING TO POLODOG

Posted by contagion_japan on March 13, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Well - after seeing in the New Year with such a successful gig at IZNT...

...we were anxious for our Hobgoblin gig to go off with a "Bang".

It did.

Our guests totally rocked.  We saw some old faces AND some new faces...!

We had a great time, as did the customers.

Simon Thomas tried to murder Clayton (as Simon often does).  But - he failed.  Narrowly, this time.


We are back to Polo Dog for what is always a "Punk-skewed" kind of gig.

We debuted a few new songs at Hobgoblin (including AC/DC; T-Rex; Joan Jett), and we will bring these over to Polo Dog.


People loved our Promo Video for Hobgoblin, and I may put another one together for Polo Dog.

Our Promo Vids (and our Music Vids) can be seen on our YouTube Channel. 

Links are here on the Home Page.


Check out our series of POSTERS in the Photos Area.  Some nice work, there.

C U at Polo Dog.  2015 has been rocking for Contagion, and we will continue to spread the INFECTION.


CONTAGION

Infecting Japan

BACK TO THE GOBLIN IN 2015

Posted by contagion_japan on January 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM

We've been doing what it is we do.  Rocking and infecting.

Contagion has continued working to regularly add new songs to our (kinda' huge) repertoire.


We were blown away last year by IZNT's request to light up both their Halloween AND New Year's Eve gigs...!

Both gigs went off.  Perhaps New Year's was our best gig ever.  The crowd were sexy, fun and fantastic.


Contagion + IZNT have enjoyed some lovely chemistry through the years.

We have tried very hard to bring something unique to the local scene, and the recognition we get for that is appreciated.


Also - on January 01st, Masato (Spiderfingers) enjoyed his ONE YEAR anniversary as a Contagion member...!


March sees Contagion returning to the site of their debut gig - "The Hobgoblin" in Sannomiya.

Though - this time around, the band has a different set-list; different line-up; different singer; different sound; different genre.

But - we do have the same banner...!


See you on March 07th at The HOBGOBLIN in Sannomiya. Love, Friends, Rock, Punk.


PUNK ON...!


CONTAGION

Infecting Goblins

BEST POLO SHOW FOR TEN YEARS

Posted by contagion_japan on July 1, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Shit, 'eh...?   Master had his biggest rush since the days of Kurious George...!

Been a few years since the 'Mosh Pit' couldn't fit inside the Polo Dog.

That time when the space between the band and the moshing customers disappears, and we all occupy the same space. Half of my equipment has been stomped to death, but... shit. That is what Lives are supposed to be. No point of demarcation between the band and the rocking, jumping, fist-pumping, gorgeous, beautiful customers. Nothing to add. Contagion - Tired; Sore; We DON'T do bland. C U next week...

ここ何年かPolo Dogではモッシュピットが入る余地がありませんでした。

今回はバンドと客の間のスペースが空いて、皆で共有できました。

まあおかげで機材は踏み潰されましたが、でも...shit.

これがライブのあるべき姿です。バンドと、拳を突き上げて、飛び跳ねているゴージャスで素晴らしいお客さんとの間に境界線は無い。それが全てです。

Contagion - BGM はやらない。

また来週会いしましょう。


CONTAGION

Thru Talking; Now Showing

YET MORE NEW SONGS

Posted by contagion_japan on June 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM

We very much pride ourselves on offering you new songs every gig.

We work very hard to do that.


We see bands who STILL play the SAME tired, old tunes they were playing 15 years ago.

We see musicians change bands (or change band-names), but continue to churn out the same old songs for decades.


Frankly, we find this disrespectful toward both the bar and - most importantly - toward YOU, the customer.


Now - CONTAGION don't care if a song is old or if a song is new...!  As long as it's new for US to play to YOU.


So - we have some new Clash; some new Ramones and some new Radiohead for you next gig.

That's on top of our new KISS song; new Nirvana songs and new RATM song which we debuted last gig.


No need to run on "Auto-pilot" at a Contagion gig. 

We'll continue to practice our arses off to make sure that you can expect something new every time you come to rock.

CONTAGION - serving up the ONLY authentic punk in town. 


Hell - it's the MOST fun you can have whilst being INFECTED...!


CONTAGION

NO TIRED OLD SHIT


ROCKED IZNT

Posted by contagion_japan on June 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Our May 31st gig at IZNT totally went off.  Even we were a little shocked at the energy of the (very good) crowd.

It was nice to meet up with Swamp Dog Cole and Pappa Gregg, and to totally blow away the room.

We've been through quite a bit of shit during the past year, but - we've powered through it and come up smelling roses.

We are the hardest-practising band in town, and that grinding work is there for all to see in our rocking performances.

Authentic Rock.  Authentic Punk.  We don't do elevator music.  We don't do bland.


Come and be infected.  We'll be back at Polo Dog on June 28th.  C U there...


CONTAGION

PISSING ON BGM

INFECTING THE DOG

Posted by contagion_japan on April 10, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Saturday, April 26th will see us infecting the Polodog in Sannomiya.

It's been a long time between drinks, so - SEE YOU THERE...!!!

http://contagionjapan.webs.com/live


4/26(土)、Polo Dog 三宮 にてライヴです。

前回からずいぶん間が空きました。皆さん当日お会いましょう!


http://contagionjapan.webs.com/live



Contagion

Infecting Species

FAREWELL TO SPOCK

Posted by contagion_japan on April 10, 2014 at 4:45 AM

With a heavy heart, Contagion bids a (very fond) farewell to local guitar-legend, Ichiro.

Spock will still be jamming about the place in Tokyo.

Contagion wish him ALL THE BEST, and hope to see him rocking about this town again soon.


Contagion は、悄然としてギターレジェンド、Ichiro に愛をもって別れを告げました。

Spock は東京で活動します。

Contagion から成功と幸運を祈っています。この近辺で彼がまた演奏する日を楽しみにしています。



Contagion

Infectious Evolution

WELCOME SPIDERFINGERS

Posted by contagion_japan on April 10, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Contagion welcomes Masato (a.k.a. "Spiderfingers") to the ranks of the Infected.

Masato blew away the room during the Countdown Live, and we look forward to our next gig at PoloDog.


We'll soon have his details happening on the Member Profile page.

So - check that out for some info. on Spidey.


Contagion は Masato (別名 "Spiderfingers") をメンバーとして迎え入れました。

カウントダウンライヴではぶっ飛んだ演奏をしてくれたので、次のPolo Dpg のライヴが楽しみです。


メンバープロフィールのページを更新する予定ですので、

Spidey の欄もまたチェックしてください。




Contagion

No excuses.

CONTAGIOUS COUNTDOWN

Posted by contagion_japan on December 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM


December 31st - Bar IZNT.


Contagion are playing the Night-Of-Your-Year-Event at Bar IZNT, Sannomiya...!

We are thrilled that IZNT Management wanted us for the premiere-date of the year.

It is going to be a CONTAGIOUS COUNTDOWN.


カウントダウンライブ決定! 日時: 12月31日 場所: Bar IZNT

ContagionはBar IZNT、三宮で カウントダウンライブやりま~す!

僕たちはIZNTのマネージャーが新年のライブを 僕たちにして欲しかった、

って聞いてワクワクしてるよ。

さあContagion流カウントダウンライブになるぜ!




Contagion

Bringing in 2014

 



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