Well this was a nice Google surprise. While researching bands (“research” meaning “clicking random pages on MySpace and hoping for the best”), I ended up finding this incredibly useful guide to live houses in Osaka. This revealed about ten new venues to see shows, and I am eternally grateful to whoever created this page. A few clicks reveals this is the work of one Helen Patricia Reilley, who is my new hero. Plus these manhole cover galleries rock.
If you live outside of Osaka, there is also compiled list for a few other cities/regions. Hopefully this helps somebody.
Now the question is…what do I see next???