The Tokyo Jazz Festival is a varied event, featuring artists of every age and from all corners of the globe. Yet, like most mainstream jazz festivals, the lineups can be somewhat middle of the road, inoffensively safe in a way that keeps more underground acts outside the castle walls.

One crew of misfits that has managed to get itself on the bill this year, however, is Britain’s WorldService Project. This freaky quartet dips its big toe into the free jazz waters, peppering performances with a dose of psychedelia, all the while exuding a snarling DIY punk sensibility. Tokyo jazz-heads will get a chance to experience this brand of controlled anarchy when the band rocks the festival’s outdoor Plaza stage on Sept. 4.

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