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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Next Music From TOKYO Vol 4 (May 2012)

Next Music From TOKYO Vol 4 (May 2012)

Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Featuring indie rock legends ZAZEN BOYS, hip-hop/urban music two-piece group_inou, folk/gypsy duo CHARAN PO RANTAN and psychedelic post-punk band Praha Depart — The tour will kick off on May 18th at The Rivoli in Toronto, which(…)

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ZAZEN BOYS

ZAZEN BOYS

Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Known as one of the most renowned and influential bands in Japanese rock history – Number Girl’s former frontman Mukai Shutoku (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) is an indie rock legend. Pushing the boundaries of Mukai’s creative genius(…)

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Group_Inou

Group_Inou

Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Group_Inou are producer Imai and emcee CP – Group_Inou are proof that there’s much more to Japanese hip-hop/urban music than the bling-bling and faux-gangsta posing of the wannabe homeboys and girls that dominate the mainstream and(…)

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Praha Depart

Praha Depart

Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Described by The Japan Times newspaper as “irrepressibly danceable gypsy punk;” Praha Depart’s swirling, almost psychedelic postpunk groove signature sound is created by Mai’s rich vocals, the tribal intensity of Junpei’s drumming and Tsukasa’s multi-layered, almost(…)

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Charan-Po-Rantan (チャラン・ポ・ランタン)

Charan-Po-Rantan (チャラン・ポ・ランタン)

Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. チャラン・ポ・ランタン (Charan-Po-Rantan) is made up of two sisters: Koharu a world-class accordion player who has won many awards for her talent, and Momo who is widely sought after for her singing and charm. Momo’s trademark is(…)

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Scissor Shock

Scissor Shock

Scissor Shock is the solo project of Adam Cooley (Robe., RUINHORSE, etc.), who often employs the help of a small list of collaborators (most notably Aaron Booe) – Usually described as being an avant-progressive/art rock/electronic/RIO/noise/free jazz/no wave/ambient band formed in Columbus, Indiana in 2003, but opinions differ. “Scissor Shock has no near equal, much less(…)

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Akado

Akado

Band was formed in 2001 in Russia under name «Блокада» by four school friends: Nikita « Shatenew» Shatenev (vocal, guitar), Igor «Lackryx» Likarenko (bass, MC), Alexander Grechushkin (guitar) and Grigory «Green» Archipov (drums). With this line-up band released their first demo-album (only 500 copies) «Тихое Генеалогическое Самовыражение»  in 2002, that included 13 songs. All CDs(…)

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Flaccid Redux

Flaccid Redux

Originally from Canton, Ohio, Flaccid Redux is an electronic collaboration of members Incentive and J.V. Textural, sculptural, whimsical and surreal Flaccid Redux’s electronic synth-pop fuses ambient soundscapes, with modern electronic experiments. The duo releases their music through the Dystopiaq netlabel – You can download Flaccid Redux’s music for free at Dystopiaq.com.

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Quasimode

Quasimode

With a mixed club and latin feel, this four piece ensemble is based in Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2002, on the jazz club scene, Quasimode brings expert musicianship, and ’60s & ’70s based jazz rhythms to fans all over the world. From the release of their first album oneself-LIKENESS (2006), to their last, Quasimode cause(…)

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Merzbow

Merzbow

Merzbow (メルツバウ) is a noise project created in 1979 by Masami Akita (秋田 昌美). In the earlier days Merzbow was acting as band, nowadays, Masami Akita is the only member. During all-time activity Merzbow has released over 350 recordings. That was his solo works, side-projects and a lot of works recorded in collaboration with many(…)

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The Dead Butterflies

The Dead Butterflies

Formed in Woodstock, Ontario in early 2010, The Dead Butterflies is everything you could ask for from a modern rock band; Heavy Guitars, dynamic songwriting, infectious lyrics and an energy packed live show. The band, lead by enigmatic front man Johnny Mc (Vocals, Guitar), with George Panayi on bass and drummer Merwan Hassan describe their(…)

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Opera Magna

Opera Magna

Opera Magna is a Spanish power metal band formed en 1997 by Enrique Mompó and Javier Nula. Fro almost three years Enrique and Javier were creating songs and concept for their debut album El Último Caballero. In 2000 Fernando Asensi (drums) and later in 2001 Alejandro Penella (bass) and Pablo Solano (vocal) joined the band.(…)

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