Merzbow's Concert History

Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美). Since 1979, Akita has formed two record labels and has contributed releases to numerous independent record labels. As well as being a prolific artist, he has also written a number of books and has been the editor of several magazines in Japan. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about art, avant-garde music and post-modern culture.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Jun 26, 2019 Room 40: Open Frame
Merzbow / Rafael Anton Irisarri / Ears have Ears DJs / Fia Fiell / Sandra Selig
Carriageworks Sydney, NSW
Dec 08, 2018 –
Dec 09, 2018
Hospital Fest 2018  
Prurient / Power Trip / Merzbow / Silent Servant / Jesu / Ron Morelli / Oscar Mulero / Black Leather Jesus / Ancient Methods / Country Club / Final / Pod Blotz / 51717 / Autoerotichrist / Linekraft / Vitriol / Kelly Moran / Becka Diamon / Shifted
Knockdown Center Queens, NY
Nov 09, 2018 Red Bull Music Presents Drone Activity Chicago
Merzbow / Stephen O'Malley
Saffron Rails Chicago, IL
Sep 29, 2016 Merzbow / She Spread Sorrow / Iron Fist Of the Sun   FAC251 - Factory Manchester Manchester
Sep 14, 2015 –
Sep 20, 2015
Incubate 2015  
Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Mr. Scruff / Surfer Blood / Neneh Cherry / Sun Kil Moon / Melvins / Mercury Rev / Great Lake Swimmers / Hundred Waters / Kevin Morby / Converge / Daedelus / Girlpool / Husky / Cayucas / Dan Mangan / JEFF the Brotherhood / Maze / Sóley / Adam Green / The Soft Moon / Gabriel Garzón-Montano / Julianna Barwick / Norman Blake / This Is The Kit / Alcest / Mark Kozelek / Dengue Fever / Torres / La Luz / Fennesz / Laurel Halo / Hookworms / Junior / Lady Lamb / No Joy / Factory Floor / Eternal Summers / Cabaret Voltaire / Vök / The Weather Station / East India Youth / Giant Sand / Happyness / Errors / The Warlocks / Wand / Plastician / Jaakko Eino Kalevi / Sun Araw / Outfit / Three Trapped Tigers / YAK / The Rebel / EF / Sylvain Chauveau / Sophia / King Dude / King Midas Sound / Indian Jewelry / Full of Hell / Merzbow / Acid Arab / Helena Hauff / Tess Parks / Ed Rush / Perc / The Ex / Brutus / Peach Kelli Pop / Willard Grant Conspiracy / Jennie Abrahamson / Arve Henriksen / Empyrium / Powell / Destruction Unit / Lumerians / Tarwater / Idaho / Noveller / Meg Baird / Terakaft / Circuit Des Yeux / Primitive Man / Of the wand & The moon / Kathryn Joseph / Camera / Spectres / K-X-P / Useless Eaters / Blank Realm / Turzi / Hans-Joachim Roedelius / Dope Body / Paula Temple / DRALMS / Shit and Shine / Victims / Totally Mild / The Ruins of Beverast / Anton Newcombe / Orlando / Death & Vanilla / Lakker / Secrets of the Moon / Corrina Repp / Lusts / Zs / Grave Pleasures / Esplendor Geometrico / Tearist / Za! / Dornenreich / Rocketnumbernine / J.C. Satàn / Wynn / Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat / Lower / Yast / Bad Breeding / Bölzer / Rats On Rafts / PC Worship / Ensemble Economique / Radar Men From The Moon / Evol / JESSICA93 / Fumaça Preta / Black To Comm / Russell Haswell / Xosar / Leafcutter John / Priests - DC / Monophona / The Black Heart Rebellion / Beastmilk / Truss / Forward Strategy Group / Uma / Disentomb / Eric Chenaux / Klara Lewis / Yussuf Jerusalem / Necros Christos / Rapoon / Daggers / Cristobal and the Sea / Picture / Andrew Hung / Barbarisms / The Glockenwise / Happy Meals / Heretic / Emptiness / Throats / SHINING (NOR) / Vales / Newmoon / The Vickers / Samuel Kerridge / Group Rhoda / Go!Zilla / Toner Low / Cocaine Piss / Iguana Death Cult / M185 / Maurice Louca / Dehumanized / Burial Hex / Los Pirañas / Vision Fortune / Veil Of Light / Terrible Truths / Beasts / Lemontrip / We Never Learned to Live / Perfume Advert / Giobia / NHK'Koyxen / Izegrim / Rocky Marsiano / Spires That In The Sunset Rise / Khyam Allami / Islam Chipsy / vermin womb / Basic House / Sex Swing / A Thousand Fuegos / Nate Hall / Moaning Cities / Sun Worship / Ekman / Sly & the Family Drone / Speedtrap / Bleaching Agent / Wanda Group / Cairo Liberation Front / Profligate / Rites Wild / Radare / Napoleon Gold / Nick Klein / Teethgrinder / Good Throb / Partisan / KETEV / Blue Crime / The Outskirts / Selvhenter / Dead Neanderthals / uKanDanZ / Entrapment / Lean Left / Hella Comet / Alexander Rishaug / Drowned / Oblivionized / Onmens / Mind Rays / Banganagangbangers / Sterling Roswell / To Live And Shave In L.a. / FUZ / Dirk Serries / Yasunao Tone / Roedelius Schneider / Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams / Sunpower / Those Foreign Kids / Polaroid Fiction / Snob / James Welburn / Tamarin Desert / Jochen Arbeit / VVOVNDS / Bloodrocuted / Jad Fair & Norman Blake / IIVII / Deuil / Crowd Of Chairs / Canute / El Yunque / Mia Zabelka / White Jazz / Yamantau / Hand of Dust / TV Wonder / Hoek / Richie Dagger / The Mary Hart Attack / Youff / Sam Aaron / Alex Mclean / Zazazozo / Razen / Reinier Van Houdt / Monnik / Fckn Bstrds / A Million Squeeks Will Do You No Harm / Pure Muna / Coàgul / Zentralheizung of death des Todes / Umungus / Landverraad / Josh Graham / Doop vs Subp Yao / System Overthrow / Rob Gordon / Ful / Barchan / Die Wirklichkeit / Fire! (SE) / Norah Lorway / Droppings / Camargue / Jesus Police / Miguel Alvarino / Afework Nigussie / Dwellings & Druss / Silenxce / Hun Bed / Köhn (BE) / Arend B. Blauw / Koen Nutters / PAND7090 / Tarantino (Netherlands) / Afghan Gold / Liquid Loft / Bow Aether Group / DJs Goe Vur In Den Otto / Renaat
Tilburg, Netherlands
Jun 04, 2014 Tim Hecker / Merzbow WWW Tokyo, Japan
Apr 12, 2011 THE ART OF NOISE
Merzbow / Liturgy / Sightings
AB Club Brussel, BE
Jul 12, 2007 –
Jul 15, 2007
Dour Festival 2007  
The National / Gym Class Heroes / Justice / Aloe Blacc / Wu-Tang Clan / Hot Chip / Bonobo / Wilco / Bright Eyes / Dropkick Murphys / DJ Shadow / The Cinematic Orchestra / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / RJD2 / Wiley / Digitalism / The Horrors / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Simian Mobile Disco / The Rapture / The Black Angels / Beenie Man / Skream / Amon Tobin / Midlake / Noisia / Vitalic / SebastiAn / Sizzla / The Notwist / Uffie / Autechre / The Thermals / Clark / 65daysofstatic / Converge / Coldcut / Black Milk / Balthazar / The Beatnuts / Goldie / Triggerfinger / The Skatalites / Two Gallants / Goose / Sick of It All / Andy C / Gabriel Rios / Busy P / DJ Food / Dr. Octagon / AaRON / Agoria / Hocus Pocus / Black Strobe / soprano / Venetian Snares / Israel Vibration / Anthony B / Terror / Ben Westbeech / Sunn O))) / Sean Lennon / Herman Düne / Erol Alkan / Para One / Stereo Total / Guilty Simpson / The Slackers / Luke Vibert / OM / Girls in Hawaii / The Congos / Peanut Butter Wolf / DJ Hype / Tiefschwarz / Black Box Revelation / Vive La Fête / Katerine / The Frames (IE) / Adult. / Walls of Jericho / Motorpsycho / Queen Ifrica / Le Peuple de l'Herbe / Shy Child / Swayzak / Dave Clarke / Feadz / Brujeria / Fantan Mojah / Teenage Bad Girl / Keny Arkana / Princess Superstar / Magnus / Nomeansno / A Hawk and a Hacksaw / Technasia / 1990s / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra / J-Rocc / dälek / Kid606 / high tone / Tony Rebel / The Young Gods / Alamo Race Track / Merzbow / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Zombie Zombie / Motor / The Van Jets / Wolf Eyes / Fortune / black cobra / Grooverider / Warrior King / Year of No Light / Les Ogres de Barback / New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble / DJ Mehdi / Otto von Schirach / The Tellers / Zion Train / Vegas / Guitar Wolf / Percee P / DJ Kentaro / Sworn Enemy / Nicole Willis / Opgezwolle / Part Chimp / zZz / Michael Gira / Erase Errata / Joshua / Sioen / Murdock / Mud Flow / 108 / Repulsion / Resistance / Animosity / Dr. Lektroluv / LeFtO / Turzi / Earl Sixteen / Stones Throw Records / Mintzkov / Fermin Muguruza / Jah Shaka / Rise And Fall / Fixkes / Uman / PUNISH YOURSELF / The Micronauts / Sharko / DJ Food & DK / Sickboy / Fixmer/McCarthy / Nid And Sancy / La Kinky Beat / Blutch / Joe Lally / Treponem Pal / Sounds Like Violence / Final Fight / My Little Cheap Dictaphone / Grimelock / Percubaba / Improvisators Dub / DJ 3000 / Blue Velvet / dDamage / The Experimental Tropic Blues Band / Rotator / Abstrackt Keal Agram / SHOWSTAR / No means no / Melchior / James Delleck / Jimi Tenor And Kabu Kabu / The Setup / Sierra Sam / Veence Hanao / Pornorama / Joe Nice / Superlux / The Jai-alai Savant / Zucchini Drive / Diplomat / Les Cautionneurs / The Rhythm Junks / Surfing Leons / Gomm / Foxylane / Jerboa / I Love Ufo / X Makeena / Length of Time / Skarbone 14 / Dirty Fonzy / Nhl / K-branding / The Rones / Les Anges / Black Engine / Camping Sauvach / Dr. Voy / Frank Shinobi / Minerale / ??????????????? / Uffie & Feadz / Superamazoo / Cosy Mozzy / Tōmn / SPORT DOEN / Da Foxy Momaz / ALEX NILSON / Jah Voice / Peach ftl / La Dk Danse / Griots & Gods / Babylon Circus Experience / Tony Rebel & Warrior King / Lloyd Carter / Mr. Spartako / Tar One / THE DANCING NAKED LADIES / Lenght of Time / Bambi Kramer / Montevideo Vs Compuphonic / The Only Room / Dub Front Association / T 67
Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
Sep 04, 2005 –
Sep 05, 2005
Arthurfest 2005  
The Black Keys / Spoon / Cat Power / Wolfmother / Devendra Banhart / Sleater-Kinney / Vetiver / Sonic Youth / The Juan Maclean / Yoko Ono / Marissa Nadler / Dead Meadow / Sunn O))) / Sean Lennon / Olivia Tremor Control / Six Organs of Admittance / Lavender Diamond / Brightblack Morning Light / Josephine Foster / Merzbow / Comets On Fire / Fatso Jetson / Radar Brothers / T-Model Ford / Jack Rose / Growing / Magik Markers / Dos / Sunburned Hand of the Man / Viking Moses / Modey Lemon / Brad Laner / Future Pigeon / Young Jazz Giants / Becky Stark / Residual Echoes / Winter Flowers / Nora Keyes / New Day Circle / New Day Earth
Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles, CA
Feb 15, 2004 Merzbow Revolver Upstairs Prahan, VIC, Australia
Mar 14, 2002 –
Mar 17, 2002
All Tomorrow's Parties - ATP 2002  
Wilco / Cat Power / Eddie Vedder / Aphex Twin / Peaches / Madlib / Television / Stereolab / Deerhoof / Sleater-Kinney / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Califone / Cannibal Ox / Big Star / Jim O'Rourke / Smog / Boredoms / Black Dice / Lydia Lunch / Bardo Pond / Unwound / Merzbow / Nels Cline / Christina Rosenvinge / Cecil Taylor / Erase Errata / Papa M / Chris Lee / Quixotic / The Dead C / Destroy All Monsters / Jackie-O Motherfucker / Kevin Drumm / Saccharine Trust / U.s. Maple / Ikue Mori / Fursaxa / Tony Conrad / DJ Olive / Mats Gustafsson / Pita / Mike Watt and the Secondmen / White Out / Neil Michael Hagerty / William Winant / Bride Of No No / Gerard Malanga / Satans Tornade / Ira Cohen / Asheton, Mascis and Watt / Fred Anderson Trio / Nathaniel Mackey
Unknown venue Los Angeles, CA
Sep 16, 1995 Merzbow / C.M.U. / Crawl Unit EMRL Sacramento, CA
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