Friday, September 8 from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.
Lot 45 – 411 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
Admission: $20 in advance/$30 at the door
Collision is a cross-cultural event that aims to expose Japan’s underground music and culture to cities across the globe by curating lineups of Japanese and local artists. With the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics on the horizon, organizers hope to introduce Japan’s unique subcultures to the millennials of the US and contribute to the attraction and brand of the country, while supporting local creatives and businesses.
There will be an art exhibition featuring works by Kendall Benstein, Jessie Bearden, and Jern Small, and the gallery will be open until midnight. Lot 45 will serve food until 2:00 a.m., and Japanese beverages will be provided by event sponsor Suntory as well as ITO-EN and Matchabar.
- Sebastian (Vinyl)
- Son of Lee (DJ) – DiscoVille b2b Lenvi
- Lewis Beck (Vinyl) – InHouse Records / Audiophile Deep
- Mont Blvck (Live) – Rollingtuff / Gari Safari
- Anabel Englund (Live) – Defected Records
- SHIGETO (DJ) – Ghostly International
- Haruka Salt (DJ)
100% of Collision proceeds will be donated to U.S.-Japan Council, a 501 (c) 3 organization fully dedicated to promoting people-to-people relationships through its innovative programs in networking and leadership. The TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) within the council is one of these programs, and it invests in the next generation of Japanese American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges.
(Disclosure: The author is a member of the U.S.-Japan Council and serves as the vice chair of the New York region.)