From our man on the inside, MP3 Monday chief grammar abuser, Sacco:
"Both tonight's Space-631 show featuring Ryosuke Kiyasu and Saturday's show at Basement6 have been canceled. The *COUGH-COUGH-COUGH* have made it clear the venue(s) would get in trouble if they hosted the Japanese-Canadian's experimental drumming performance. His Hangzhou show last Tuesday was also canceled...
While the *COUGH-COUGH-COUGH* seem to let hundreds of bands / performers slip through without proper performance visas [they have shown themselves in the past] to be very strict about any type of Japanese musician coming over, as we saw with Acid Mother Temple last year."
Harsh buzzes, all around.