Ongaku音楽 every 1st Saturday @ Yokocho

Every 1st Saturday experience Ongaku音楽, the art of retro Japanese Funk at Yokocho; a new back-alley Japanese Bar in Wicker Park. Take a trip down memory lane as classic records from Japan's bubble economy era set the mood for an authentic experience in an artisanally crafted interior by renowned woodworker Steven Teichelman. 

Enjoy imported beer, sake, and traditional Japanese street fare in an atmosphere that invites you to get lost in a different time and place.
Van Paugam provides the soundtrack to a new kind of immersive experience, spinning vinyl from artists such as Tatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Anri, and many more.

Tokyo Godfathers screening + party

12/14 I’m going to be DJing at the screening + party for Tokyo Godfathers.

Celebrate with The Logan Theatre, the Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館 and C2E2 at a Japanese Christmas party and screening of Satoshi Kon's 2003 picture TOKYO GODFATHERS!

8:00 PM - Celebrate in The Logan Lounge with Japanese Arts Foundationresident artist Waking Oni (artist of the stunning "Neo Logan" poster), Van Paugam will DJ vintage Japanese vinyl records including Christmas themed City Pop classics, and Kinokuniya USA will host a pop-up shop of manga items along with holiday stocking-stuffers!

Expect drink specials, raffles, a dance party... and we welcome cosplay!

There is no cover for the Lounge Pre-Party.

11:00 PM - Screening begins. Tickets are $15 and include Waking Oni' limited edition poster, as well as a raffle ticket for prizes from C2E2.

This is an all-ages event. All are welcome!

Details here:

The Official シティポップ 『City Pop』 Party

City Pop: The Lost Genre finally has it’s own dedicated night in Chicago!

Starting Saturday October 20th at 10PM, and every 3rd Saturday of the month experience a live City Pop vinyl DJ set by Van Paugam at the Midwest's finest sake lounge; Murasaki Sake Lounge. 

Re-live Tokyo’s Nightlife in the 1980s during Japan's decadent bubble economy era. Enjoy a wide range of fine Sake, Shochu, Whiskey, and imported Beers from Japan. Listen to authentic vinyl records from the late 70s, and early 80s Japanese music scene including AOR, Light Mellow, and City Pop all night. 

Special thanks to the Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館

No Cover - Limited Space. For event details -

One Year of Nippon Leagues feat. Van Paugam

To commemorate one year of our Immersive Salaryman Experience™ at Jupiter Disco, we're flying in City Pop phenom Van Paugam from Chicago for a rare vinyl set. Per usual, join us for a torrent of snacks, highball specials, and the finest tunes from Fukuoka to Tokyo.

~No cover
~Free Japanese snacks
~Thursday, 5/10 at 10pm
~Jupiter Disco, 1237 Flushing Ave, Bushwick
~Follow us @nipponleagues
~Listen to Nippon Leauges, Vol. 3: