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Matthewdavid and Anenon

Music / Concert Previews Dec 6, 2012

Matthewdavid and Anenon

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Two up-and-coming electronic musicians, Matthewdavid and Anenon, are in Japan to support the local branch of Los Angeles-based, nonprofit Internet radio station Dublab and they'll tour five cities with some of this country's next big dance acts. Having released the album "Outmind" via the Brainfeeder ...

Isao Tomita

Music / Concert Previews Nov 22, 2012

Isao Tomita

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Turning 80 this year hasn't interrupted Isao Tomita in his search for new musical possibilities. Known to many as the father of Japanese electronic music, the artist is about to turn his latest dream into a (virtual) reality, by collaborating with computer-generated diva Hatsune ...

Scissor Sisters

Music / Concert Previews Sep 13, 2012

Scissor Sisters

by Thomas Hall

If you're looking for a midweek party to tide you over until the weekend, a pair of Scissor Sisters gigs might be just what you're looking for. A decade into their career, Scissor Sisters have shown themselves to be an enduring, refreshing and interesting pop ...

Feel the Roots

Music / Concert Previews Sep 6, 2012

Feel the Roots

by Vivian Morelli

What do you get when you mix prehistoric Jomon Period ruins and free-spirited, improvised percussion and rhythm? Jomon Trance, that's what. A genre coined by global music group RaBiRaBi, it's a sound that "blends the ancient and the future to create a new ceremonial ...

Crying Nut and Yellow Monsters

Music / Concert Previews Aug 23, 2012

Crying Nut and Yellow Monsters

by Shawn Despres

As K-pop continues its rise in stature, South Korea's small but prolific indie scenes are beginning to gain some recognition abroad as well. K-punk, which mixes American-style punk sounds with soju-fueled attitude and shenigans, looks to get an extra boost with Crying Nut and Yellow ...

Kiwa Kiwa Festival

Music / Concert Previews Jun 21, 2012

Kiwa Kiwa Festival

by Ian Martin

Emerging in March of this year promising to "challenge the limits of 'independent,' " Kiwa Kiwa — a music website and promoter (and cafe, curiously) — launched in a flurry of activity including disc and live reviews as well as columns from a quartet ...