Music industry extravaganza South by Southwest (SXSW) is over and, as always, some of the Japanese acts were able to make it to New York while they were in the country.

First up was Mitsume, performing at Pianos, a small venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The band's dreamy set delighted fans, many of whom were young Japanese expatriates.

"They played very well, they were very tight," says musician Paul Damon Thomas, who was at the show. "The bass player and the drummer were very together. I liked the countering melodies with the guitars. Very well orchestrated."