November 4, 2017/ 8:30 PM
BOOTLEG THEATER Los Angeles KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
Bill Orcutt, Itasca
Kazuki Tomokawa, a true legend of Japanese outsider-folk music and art is performing in Los Angeles for the very first time! Tomokawa is an emotionally intense and raw artist by any measure. First emerging in the 1970's, he is known as a “Poet, singer, artist, bicycle racer commentator, essayist, actor, drinker. An artist who miraculously embodies the romance of the vagabond poet, a rarity in an age where our very freedom means we have forgotten how to live.” Most recently he became more widely known for his haunting performance as the mysterious singer that mirrored the killers' conscience in Takashi Miike’s cult classic film "Izo". This reach was only furthered by his powerful soundtrack to "Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes the Boy Saw" by the late, pioneering and controversial director Koji Wakamatsu. Tomokawa's performances are known for their unmatched intensity and intimacy- this will perhaps be the only opportunity to ever see him in person on the West Coast. A show not to be missed!