Jun 16, 2016

Summer Sonic unveils domestic collaborative acts

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Summer Sonic on Thursday unveiled nine new domestic acts and a solo artist from China for its upcoming 2016 edition, including indie trio Cero and singer-songwriter Kazumi Nikaido, who is performing with the Gentle Forest Jazz Band. Chinese solo artist Leah Dou has also ...

Radiohead set to play new material at Summer Sonic

Jan 27, 2016

Radiohead set to play new material at Summer Sonic

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Following the announcement of a new album in the works, Radiohead has been confirmed as one of this year’s Summer Sonic headliners. Creativeman Productions made the announcement yesterday via the festival’s official website and joining the band will be Underworld, Sakanaction, Fergie, Weezer, Two ...

Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic

Aug 19, 2014

Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic

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After Queen finished “Another One Bites The Dust” — 10 minutes before 8 p.m. on the Sunday of this year’s Summer Sonic in Chiba — hundreds of fans darted for the exits of QVC Marine Field Stadium. Security guards and staff with megaphones tried ...

Seiho to take Summer Sonic into the night

Aug 14, 2014

Seiho to take Summer Sonic into the night

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Three years ago, Seiho Hayakawa could often be found playing shows at basement venues around Osaka. Today, he’s all over the map. In the past year, Hayakawa has toured the United States, opened for Disclosure in Tokyo and now divides his time between Kanto ...

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 ...