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Located in a renovated movie theater in Okinawa City, Rock Theater is another addition to Okinawa's rock scene. Rock Theater can hold up to 420 people for their indie rock performances. Shows generally take place on Saturdays, and ticket reservations can be made via email. See the website for prices and details.
Near MOD'S in Chatan, Salt & Pepper Performance Venue adds to the concert experience with a full bar on the second floor and an expansive stage where performers can rock out. The third Monday of each month is known as Monday Lovers nights, where singles and couples can come and mix to the sounds of reggae and soul. Go to the website to purchase discounted advance tickets to events and to check the schedule.
The Brook seems like a well-guarded secret and only those in the know are aware of this place. Well equipped with a quality sound and light system, it hosts international DJs and talented musicians on a regular basis. Enjoy the fine tunes with a pint of beer or any choice drink.
With the American Village's Ferris wheel in the background, Live House MOD's is an unassuming venue dedicated to musicians and their fans. Whether it's an amateur or professional on the stage, the acoustic sets will appeal to any music lover. The venue also hosts comedians and occasionally has free admission nights, so be sure to check the website for schedules and prices.
The stage dominates the venue here, with two floors of seating all focused on the performers. The venue hosts comedians, professional and amateur rock groups as well as wedding receptions. All-you-can-eat or drink menus are also available, making this the perfect spot to hang out with a group of friends. Opening hours vary according the schedule, so check the website for details.
Down the street from Human Stage, Live House K-Mind is a high-energy basement venue where student groups and amateur performers can live out their rock dreams to the thunderous support of the audience. Sometimes with 100 bookings a month, the music makes this venue come alive and serves as a haven for artists from the nearby universities. Times can vary according to the schedule, so check the website for details.
TIDABOX is home to the singing duo, Tida Company. Best known for singing the theme song of a hit Okinawan TV show, the group has also been on the radio and appeared at numerous festivals. They create original music inspired by Okinawan folk songs by combining Yukko's unique anime-style voice, Fu-mi's calming sound, and the notes of the sanshin (Japanese lute). The duo perform live at the venue, and are sometimes joined by guest performers.
While the name is a dead give-away, the bar sits right on the beach and has some pretty amazing ocean views. The interiors are a delight, with a thatched wooden roof and plenty of greenery strewn across for an earthy feel. Evenings are particularly striking with clear skies and a fairytale-like atmosphere. The choice in drinks is amazing and ranges from beer and wine to awamori and cocktails. Live music adds a great touch.