Pommeke makes fries the main dish

Food & Drink Jan 27, 2015

Pommeke makes fries the main dish

Tokyo boasts plenty of Belgian culinary spots, from beer bars to chocolate shops. Chef Bart Sablon even points out that there is a Belgian waffle store right around the corner from Pommeke, a recently opened operation where the 39-year-old works as executive chef. "That's ...

Smany's sophomore outing shows subdued promise

Music / CD Reviews | LISTENING POST Oct 14, 2014

Smany's sophomore outing shows subdued promise

Smany "Polyphenic" (Bunkai-kei records) Last year, netlabel Bunkai-Kei records made a big deal about singer Smany's debut album "komoriuta." It released a video trailer for it, along with calling up some of the more prominent names in Japan's online-music scene to remix songs from it. ...

tofubeats calls on pals for his 'First Album'

Music Sep 30, 2014

tofubeats calls on pals for his 'First Album'

Yusuke Kawai tries to start a para para dance halfway through his Sept. 5 DJ set, but the inside of an Apple Store isn't an ideal space for this endeavor. Kawai, who records under the name tofubeats, is performing a special show at the ...

Remaking the EDM experience for Japan

Music Sep 23, 2014

Remaking the EDM experience for Japan

Glitter showered the crowd at August's all-night Sonicmania event as electronic artist Zedd cued up his hit song, "Stay the Night." The crowd bobbed along at first, but as the track built and let loose in a whirlwind of bass and synthesizer the audience ...