Walk into any “live house” in Tokyo, and unless you are still hitting your college textbooks or just exiting puberty, you are apt to be the oldest person there.

Unlike New York or London, Tokyo’s twenty- and thirtysomethings tend to shed their youthful enthusiasms the minute they hit the working world. Though one might see an occasional person beyond late adolescence (usually uncomfortably tugging at his tie as he tries to recover the musical glory of his youth), for the most part, rock ‘n’ roll in Tokyo is for the young.

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