'Kawaii' gets a landmark

Dec 25, 2014

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

by Mike Sunda

While Japanese cool hunters might lament the lack of pop cultural exports in recent years — all the more conspicuous when compared to K-Pop's successful forays westward — kawaii (cute) culture has quietly permeated into global consciousness with all the effortless grace of singer ...

August Live

Jul 24, 2013

August Live

by Natasha Vik

For those people who can't take time off work for any of this month's major music festivals, there are still plenty of options for live music across the country. In particular, this month promises some great gigs for jazz enthusiasts. At the start of the ...

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 'Nanda Collection'

/ Jul 17, 2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Nanda Collection"

by Patrick ST. Michel

"Am I an adult? Or am I a kid?" sings Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on "Furisodation," a song about the Harajuku blogger-turned-model-turned-pop-star turning 20 earlier this year. That's the question that looms over all of her sophomore album, "Nanda Collection." The album is obsessed with the ...