SXSW's Japan Nite celebrates 20 lively years

Mar 24, 2015

SXSW's Japan Nite celebrates 20 lively years

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For the past two decades, the Japan Nite showcase has been one of the most celebrated events at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival, a gathering where industry types, everyday music fans and performers from all over the world descend on ...

Perfume 'Level3'

Oct 22, 2013

Perfume "Level3"

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“Level3″ is going to look amazing live. Perfume member Ayaka “A-Chan” Nishiwaki reportedly told producer Yasutaka Nakata that her trio wanted songs suited to the huge venues they’d perform it in. Nakata has obliged. Perfume’s fourth studio album — the first with access to ...

Hard rock, J-pop rule Summer Sonic

Aug 14, 2013

Hard rock, J-pop rule Summer Sonic

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Veteran Japanese rockers Mr. Children attracted so many fans to this year’s edition of the Summer Sonic music festival that they made Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan upset. “Thank-you for the warm reception,” he said sarcastically in Osaka on Saturday, in response to the ...

Will the world soon wake up to the scent of Perfume?

May 18, 2012

Will the world soon wake up to the scent of Perfume?

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When the Nippon Budokan was built in 1964, its architects probably never envisaged it one day resembling a massive nightclub filled with hundreds of laser beams in every shade of neon as three women in lightup minidresses danced like finely tuned robots to the ...