Rush hour with bangin' bass: My night on ageHa's EDM train

Jun 7, 2015

Rush hour with bangin' bass: My night on ageHa's EDM train

A woman with purple hair sits in the waiting room on the platform at Nerima Station, surrounded by salarymen who look exhausted from their workday. Nearby, a private security guard herds four friends wearing matching floral-print pants and light-up shoes toward a line. An ...

The quirky sounds of indie music find a voice in Boys Age

May 8, 2015

The quirky sounds of indie music find a voice in Boys Age

Around 50 people are watching Kaznary Mutow of the band Boys Age thrash his guitar on a Friday night at Shimokitazawa club Three. He’s in the middle of a 10-minute-plus psychedelic freakout, locked into an intense slow-burning session with drummer Takamasa Kobayashi. It’s a ...