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For James Hadfield's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

Jan 30, 2018

Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

If you're playing in a group in Japan and your members all happen to be female, sooner or later you're going to get slapped with the "girls' band" tag. The term has been used willy-nilly to describe everything from the manufactured guitar-pop of late-'80s ...

London is the place to be for Luby Sparks

Jan 23, 2018

London is the place to be for Luby Sparks

Some bands have all the luck. While many of their peers will probably be toiling on the live circuit for years before gaining any recognition beyond their immediate circle of friends, the college kids of Luby Sparks are already going places. Thanks to a combination ...