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American blues capital Memphis is losing its luster

Jun 7, 2015

American blues capital Memphis is losing its luster

It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. But Memphis is not the musical beacon it used to be. With the death of the legendary blues guitarist King last month, the city has ...

Taicoclub gets bigger with new stages

May 28, 2015

Taicoclub gets bigger with new stages

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Taicoclub, the electronic-music event that unofficially marks the beginning of Japan’s music festival season, is expanding this year to include a stage sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy. The two-day event presents a mix of genres with a primary focus on electronic music. This ...

Virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku performs first 'live' show in China

May 21, 2015

Virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku performs first 'live' show in China

Japanese virtual pop sensation Hatsune Miku has toured the world, performing “live” on stages from Singapore to Los Angeles and even opening for Lady Gaga. But despite legions of adoring fans and worldwide recognition, the computer-generated star, who made her first concert appearance overseas ...

The 3-D world of NHK yx Koyxen's abstract techno

May 15, 2015

The 3-D world of NHK yx Koyxen's abstract techno

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Kohei Matsunaga does not see things like you and I see things. Take the 3-D glasses that he is rarely photographed without, for instance. Throwaway red-and-blue anaglyph paper frames from cinema’s distant past, they have become an apt visual trademark for the Osaka-based artist, ...