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Music | STRANGE BOUTIQUE Feb 26, 2017

Music venue Three tries to up its numbers

by Ian Martin

Tokyo's independent live music scene has always been somewhat dysfunctional. Complaints from performers about the prevalence of the ubiquitous pay-to-play ticket quota system — in which bands need to guarantee a minimum number of customers — have gone way past outrage and into the realm ...

Keep up the hunger to find new music

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, ...