Patrick St. Michel

For Patrick St. Michel's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Choose your acts wisely at this year's Summer Sonic

Music Aug 15, 2019

Choose your acts wisely at this year's Summer Sonic

The 2019 edition of the Summer Sonic music festival, held concurrently in Tokyo and Osaka from Aug. 16 to 18, marks the 20th anniversary of the gathering. Though that's not the only special twist gracing an event offering the experiences of a big musical ...

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

Music Aug 14, 2019

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has been gaining steam since emerging in 2017, with its nine members having already played shows in Southeast Asia, Australia, ...