Laurier Tiernan

For Laurier Tiernan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Review: Cheap Trick at Shinkiba Studio Coast

Nov 22, 2016

Review: Cheap Trick at Shinkiba Studio Coast

The house lights dimmed to the rumbling introduction of Cheap Trick’s “Stop This Game,” while founding bassist Tom Petersson and new drummer Daxx Nielsen mounted the stage; the former clad in charcoal tones, while the latter sported a black T-shirt. Then, as vocalist Robin ...

<em>Gaijin</em> band scene welcomes music fans of all kinds

May 27, 2014

Gaijin band scene welcomes music fans of all kinds

A large multicultural crowd gathered at Club Edge in Tokyo’s Roppongi district in March, socializing and laughing boisterously before watching three bands. They remained pretty boisterous throughout the performances. Japanese audiences have a reputation for being quiet during concerts, taking in every single note ...