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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 6, 2015
Britain's alt-j finds inspiration in Miley Cyrus and Nara
An un-Googleable delta symbol name (∆), genre-hopping, challenging sounds and esoteric lyrics inspired by Japanese deer are not the usual recipe for surefire pop success. Yet when alt-j arrives in Japan for its debut headline show — catapulted by 1 million album sales, a Mercury prize and a nomination...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 3, 2015
Bono 'may never play guitar again'
Bono, the front man of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 24, 2014
Sony planned to sell music-publishing unit owning Beatles songs: hacked emails
Sony Corp. was considering the sale of its music-publishing business, including a partnership with Michael Jackson's estate that owns the Beatles catalog, as recently as last month, emails released by hackers show.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Dec 23, 2014
Who was music being made for in 2014?
When looking back on the year in music, the big question music fans should be asking themselves is, "Who was music being made for in 2014?" Looking at the broader picture, we can find the answers writ large across the Japanese music scene.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 11, 2014
Healing tunes: What surgeons should and shouldn't play at work
Almost three quarters of surgeons' operating theaters have music playing when patients go under the knife, according to study in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2014
Jazz band honors motorists killed in tunnel collapse
A jazz band has honored the memory of nine motorists who died two years ago when part of a road tunnel collapsed, crushing vehicles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Quack composer Samuragochi contests ¥61 million damages over canceled tour
A composer accused of faking deafness is contesting a damages suit filed over a nationwide tour that was canceled following the revelation that a ghostwriter penned many of his works.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Nov 19, 2014
Jamaican sisters come bearing victuals and vibes
Baye McNeil profiles two Jamaican women who have built thriving careers for themselves in the Land of the Rising Sun, half a planet away from the Land of Wood and Water.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 18, 2014
RBMA gifts Tokyo with some impressive events, but did they simply preach to the converted?
At Liquidroom last Friday night, clubbers attending the Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo closing party formed an orderly mob outside the venue as they waited for upward of half an hour to get inside. Only on reaching the head of the queue did it become clear that the bottleneck wasn't being caused by a surfeit...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 18, 2014
Hokuo Night brings Kalevi in from afar
Discovering Jaakko Eino Kalevi's music feels like finding a hidden gem, and with music so freely available on the Internet these days this isn't a far-fetched notion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 18, 2014
Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 14, 2014
Review: Chaos Conductor at Shinseiki Dance Hall in Tokyo
The events organized in the course of the monthlong Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo have run the gamut from tired to inspired. This breezy, entertaining evening of improvised music at the Showa-era Shinseiki dance hall in Uguisudani slotted happily into the latter category, while putting the current class...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 28, 2014
Ena treads a fine line in the DJ booth
When the people at the Berlin-based Samurai Horo label asked Yu Asaeda to contribute to a compilation they were putting out, they got more than they'd bargained for.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 24, 2014
Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival
Conductor Tomomi Nishimoto was honored at the Vatican music festival in a ceremony held by the annual event's sponsoring foundation in Rome on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to win the award.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 24, 2014
Japanese conductor honored at international music festival in Rome
Conductor Tomomi Nishimoto was honored at the Vatican Music Festival in a ceremony held by the annual event's sponsoring foundation in Rome on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to win the award.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 23, 2014
Review: DJ Krush at the Tokyo National Museum
It's all in the location. For his sold-out Red Bull Music Academy show on Monday night, DJ Krush traded his regular clubland haunts for something a little fancier: the courtyard of the Yoshio Taniguchi-designed Gallery of Horyuji Treasures at Tokyo National Museum in Ueno. Entering through an imposing...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 21, 2014
EMAF packs a lot onto its musical menu
In its first week, the Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo has treated local audiences to a wide gamut of sounds, from hip-hop to deep house to noise, while keeping the capital's billboards comprehensively smothered in advertising. The two-day EMAF Tokyo (Electronic Music of Art Festival), held under the auspices...
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Oct 21, 2014
You say proto-this, I say post-that, let's call the whole thing 'skronk'
A famous quote of mysterious provenance (most likely the American actor and singer Martin Mull) has it that, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," and anyone who has ever tried to write about music will know that language can be an inadequate tool.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 20, 2014
Review: Wails to Whispers at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo
Visitors to Roppongi's SuperDeluxe last Friday arrived to find the basement venue decked out with tatami mats and a polite sign at the door asking them to remove their shoes on the way in. This was the setting for Wails to Whispers, one of the more conceptually ambitious events held during Red Bull Music...
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 18, 2014
U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses
U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses: The Irish rocker has glaucoma.

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