Topics

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

by

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, ...

DJ Steve Aoki to undergo surgery, cancels performances

May 15, 2015

DJ Steve Aoki to undergo surgery, cancels performances

Electronic music artist Steve Aoki is undergoing surgery to repair his vocal cords. The 37-year-old American DJ said in a video posted Thursday on Facebook that he’s canceling five performances in Europe for the operation and recovery. “For the past 20 years, all the ...

Sound waves: the music of Okinawa

May 9, 2015

Sound waves: the music of Okinawa

by

How is it possible that a people who have experienced poverty, famine and discrimination, outlasted efforts at cultural annihilation and suffered the indignities of occupation can manage to celebrate life in song and dance with a passion and joy that belies everyday reality? Music ...

Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

May 8, 2015

Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

Rockers Lifehouse have gone indie for their latest album. That means a lot more work for the band — but also discovering fans in unexpected places. Developing a social media presence for the band’s upcoming album, the Los Angeles-based group found, to its surprise, ...