Dear rockers, music festivals in the summer are not the only major events of the year. There’s unfortunately — or fortunately — no time to waste sitting at home next to the heater. Seek out the warmth of a mosh pit instead, because a ton of end-of-the-year live gigs are ready to get you jumping.
J-rock fans in Tokyo are lucky to have Live DI:GA Judgement 2012. It takes place at various venues in the city, but the shows at Shibuya’s Club Quattro on Dec. 30 and 31 (1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.; ¥3,500 in advance; www.livedigajudgement.net) stand out. Dirty Old Men, tricot and Owarikara are included in the bill for the first day, with 0.8 Byou to Shogeki, Unison Square Garden and Monobright slotted for the second day. It will also be a good chance to check out new-comers such as Hinto and cinema staff.