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In Shibuya on Friday 13th April, at “Trump House” starting at midnight, you can come to Japan’s first-ever Steampunk club event, to enjoy hookah, absinthe, live music, gadgets and handicrafts, and a special performance by Chaos Royale featuring Bellydancers E-chan and Milla.

I’m excited about this- the “club scene” in Tokyo has been moribund for years, full of non-stop boring techno music by and for 40-something media types, and Steampunk finally seems to be catching the imagination of extemely talented young fashion designers, artists and animators that Japan can be proud of, such as my friend Kouhei from Harajuku-based watchmakers “a story” .

Organizer “Tokyo Steampunk Society” is the brainchild of my friend Kenny Creation, and as such I’ve become heavily involved in the planning, and he’s asked me to play some of my next album- a mix of ambient 19th century opera noise, death orchestral and “steam-step”. Yep.

If you can make it, wear 19th century style for a discount. If any ladies should wear Meiji period fashion I will put you on my VIP list for being amazing.

Even if you can’t make it on Friday 13th, Tokyo Steampunk Society will continue to run all manner of retro-futurist events and you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.