With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director […]
Formed in April 2008, (the)Mozanbeaqs are a J-pop/rock trio with a bluesy-rhythm from Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The band released their first full album Midnight Carnival in March, 2011. (the)Mozanbeaqs are Kouji Takagi (guitar, vocal), Shigeyuki Yoshida (bass, chorus)and Masashi Kamemoto (drums, chorus).
Sakanaction (サカナクション) are a Japanese rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Their music is a mix of alternative rock, electronic, pop, and New Wave styles. “Those into underground music criticize J-pop quite harshly, while many J-pop listeners say, ‘I can’t stand underground music.’ I’ve absorbed both elements and an appreciation for how great they are. […]
Kulu Kulu Garden is a band that mixes whimsical vocals with hard-hitting rock. Powerful, noisy, serene and soothing — The term “kulu kulu” means “crazy” and fittingly describes this duo’s amazing music.
Kulu Kulu Garden was formed by Ryotaro Aoki (guitar and music) and Kotone Miyahara (vocals, bass and lyrics), in Tokyo, Japan. In 2006, Kulu Kulu Garden began playing shows and recording demos in the Tokyo area. Kyohei Takahashi (drums) of Far France joined and rounded out the line-up as a supporting drummer in late 2008. […]
members: TAKE (Vocal & Guitar) HIDETA (Vocal & Bass) Hankn (Chorus & Drums) Post-punk, melocore, self-described punk, no matter what label you use to describe them, Shachi delivers straightforward punk with award winning talent and in-your-face instrumentals. From the ska-punk of “Angry Day”, to the pop-punk of “Never Mind”, they hold nothing back, bringing each […]
One of the oldest websites on the internet catering to Japanese music fans is closing down. Paul Wheeler, webmaster and writer of Rock of Japan posted this on February 6, 2010. I’m planning on closing down Rock of Japan in May.
Members: Shimura Masahiko Vocals, Guitar Katou Shinichi 2003 Bass Yamauchi Souichirou 2004 Guitar Kanazawa Daisuke 2003 Keyboards From jazz to rock and everything in between Fujifabric manages to amaze the listener with their musical styling, while still maintaining a sound that is purely their own. From the jazz sound of “Kieru Na Taiyou” to the […]