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Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

Jan 30, 2018

Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

by James Hadfield

If you're playing in a group in Japan and your members all happen to be female, sooner or later you're going to get slapped with the "girls' band" tag. The term has been used willy-nilly to describe everything from the manufactured guitar-pop of late-'80s ...

Keep up the hunger to find new music

Jun 28, 2015

Keep up the hunger to find new music

by Ian Martin

Have you heard or had this conversation recently? "Hey, long time no see! How are you? Are there any cool new bands where you are?" (Pained expression) "Not really, no." Exchanges like this are going on between touring musicians and local indie scene faces all over Japan, ...