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Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass

Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass

Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass—that’s a mouthful—have been driving across the U.S., playing as many dates as they could, wherever they could. John Genzale saw them play at the SXSW festival earlier this year, and was so impressed, he offered, or demanded, that they let him take them on a tour across the U.S. He(…)

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From A to ZZZ’s

From A to ZZZ’s

The other night I stopped in for a beer at Lone Wolf, a bar out in Bushwick, Brooklyn. There were only a few people there. The only other time I had been in Lone Wolf was to see ZZZ’s and some other bands. Then it was crowded. I took my beer and walked back into(…)

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Theee Bat Takes on New York!

Theee Bat Takes on New York!

Pacifiction Records put out Theee Bat as the first release of their Swamp Fiction label. Theee Bat were one side of a split 7″. I received a copy to review for Rock of Japan, the website I was operating at the time. The band on the other side of the record, Atomic Suplex, was English,(…)

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Praha Depart

Praha Depart

PRAHA DEPART Praha Depart’s last show in New York, before they returned to Tokyo, was at Lit Lounge. They had played five dates in the New York area, and one in Philadelphia. I had seen two of the New York area shows and wanted to see them again. Actually, having seen Praha Depart twice, the(…)

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Live: Ginback/homme/スパンクル/Mongolian Spot/i-Rabbits/Jag・Li @ Okayama Crazy Mama 2nd Room (3/29/2010)

Live: Ginback/homme/スパンクル/Mongolian Spot/i-Rabbits/Jag・Li @ Okayama Crazy Mama 2nd Room (3/29/2010)

After three long exhausting days in Tokyo, one day of pure relaxation in the quiet Fukui-prefecture, and one too many train adventures, I made it to Okayama on a bright afternoon on Tuesday. I was just in time to get some lunch with my friend Masako and eat by the riverside with other patrons enjoying(…)

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