Turtle Island (この世讃歌) is an orchestrational musical experience of yet unheard of rebellious Japanese Tribal Punk and traditional Ohayashi Matsuri (Japanese Carnival) Music. Mingled with elements of Ska, Rock, Reggae and World Music — Turtle Island’s sound is a conglomeration of genres and instruments on stage varying from the standard equipment of drums, guitar, base […]
Members: 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) – vocals, guitar, programming 中越 亮佑 (Ryosuke Nakagoshi) – bass, programming ゆうこさん (Yuko-san) – vocals It all started in the 90s when 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) and decided to start a band called snooze. They both were fans of bands as Radiohead and Nirvana and wanted to become musicians themselves, […]
Irish! Scottish! Japanese! Punk!! HAGGIS is a punk band with a unique voice – taking their sub-genre, mastering it, and spinning out an energy that is infectious and punk as f-ck! HAGGIS are Yumeho (Vocals, Bagpipe, Banjo), Hiroki (Mandolin, Vocals) , TAT$ULOW (Guitar, Chorus), Kouhei (Bass, Chorus) and YASU (Drums).
This foursome blends 4-on-the-floor dance rock, punk, guitar pop, jazz and fusion into a futuristic fresh sound that attacks like a tsunami. In 2009, former band “REAL” changed their name to Keytalk — members are Yuu Nakatomo (vocal, guitar), Yagi Yuuki (drum), Ono Takemasa (guitar) and Sudou Yoshikatsu (bass, chorus).
Formed on November 4th, 2001, by founding members vocalist Suda Takushi, bass player Kinoshita Tsukasa, drummer Yoshiki Watanabe and guitarist Endo — アカツキ （Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK) is a punk band that rarely deviates long from their chosen genre – post-punk. Like a high-speed collision between an indie-rock hipster and pop-punk idol, Akatuki morphs into a […]
Ultra Bide’s avant-garde rock-psych-tinged punk vision has been spinning out of control since 1978. Based in New York in the late 80s and signed to Alternative Tentacles — Ultra Bide have been working out of Kyoto since 2003. This power-trio featuring twin basses and no guitar is made up of members Hide (Bass, Vocal), Chimaki […]
Members are: Shigeyuki Suzuki – vocal, guitar Daisuke Takeda – guitar Hirofumi Ueda – bass Hiroki Sagawa – drums Hiroki Furutani (Kuroi Mori) – pro-tools, synthesizer SAKAMOTO – bass (ex-member) Shibuya – drums (ex-member) THE CREATOR OF is Japanese band that mixes different genres such as hardcore, alternative rock, post-rock, psychedelic rock, punk and others […]
Jon – Guitar, Vocals Gemma – Bass, Vocals Arek – Drums “Grey Goes Down is one of the most self motivated, bizarre and interesting alternative punk rock bands ever.” -The Fame Magazine.
Punk veterans Doinglife’s stripped-down, bare bones, do-it-yourself indie-punk style is a raw and untamed musical tour de force! “We will work to stop the fucking genocide and the fucking war,” reads the band’s homepage. Formed in 1996, in Tokyo, Japan, Doinglife members are frontman Kim, drummer Taka and bassist Masahiro.
Drawing on everything from classic rock to Irish folk, Yokohama based エマニエルサンフラワー (The Emmanuelle Sunflower) are a punk-at-heart loud acoustic band! The band describes their musical inspiration as a journey to sample all that is good from each country,while creating a festival like atmosphere and celebrating the music in each live performance. エマニエルサンフラワー (The Emmanuelle […]
Inspired by rock, punk, garage, alternative-rock, heavy metal and techno – DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION’s sound is powerful digital rock with a groove. Formerly known as Silver Onion this stage masked trio are Vocalist/Bassist/Programer DJ Teraoka, guitarist Imai and drummer Tsune.
Starting back in 1999 The Cherry Cokes$ have attracted an audience in Japan with their unique sound; a drunken Irish punk incorporating banjo, mandolin and tin whistle. Their first album, “Beer my Friends”, brought them to national attention in the indies scene with airplay of their music video on MTV and SpaceShower TV. Now you […]
members: Brian Fallon (vocals, guitar) Alex Levine (bass) Benny Horowitz (drums) Alex Rosamilia (guitar) The Gaslight Anthem have been around since 2005, and in that short amount of time they’ve become one of rock music’s most celebrated acts, spurring a cultist fan base with their original and heartfelt soul-inflected punk. Featuring the songwriting skills of […]
Does most of today’s punk rock leave you feeling cheated? Then put your money down on Detroit’s claim to all that is black-leather-sweatin’ Marshall-blastin’ balls-out ‘n’ badass — The Dogs. Raging out of the legendary Motor City rock scene of the ’70s, which spawned such musical touchstones as the Stooges, MC5, Amboy Dukes, Up, and […]
Latin rockers Tito and Tarantula were…? That one word is one of the greatest errors in music reporting, because Tito & Tarantula – are! I assure you the band is alive and well and touring extensively in Europe and the Balkan states churning out unforgettable shows. The “fabulous four” are Tito Larriva, from Austin, TX, […]
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Appearing twice at SXSW, the latest in 2010 – Japanese rockers Geeks were born from a street fight and the love of heavy metal music. Not limited to heavy metal; Geeks are pop, hard, loud, and utterly catchy with music from the heart. Geeks are Endo (Guitar, Vocal), Mitsu (Bass, Vocal), Kaoru (Keyboard, Vocal) and […]
Guitar Wolf is a garage punk power trio founded in Nagasaki, Japan in 1987. The term Jet Rock ‘n’ Roll was coined by the band to describe their musical style; a conglomeration of punk, traditional rock, heavy distortion, feedback, and screamed vocals. The phrase is derived from the last name of musician Joan Jett, whom […]
Touted by themselves as “The World’s Greatest Jet Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” Guitar Wolf is a garage punk power trio founded in Nagasaki, in 1987. The band coined the phrase Jet Rock ‘n’ Roll to describe their musical style; a conglomeration of punk, traditional rock, heavy distortion, feedback, and screamed vocals.
members: Corey Glover (vocals) Doug Wimbish (Bass, Vocals) Will Calhoun (Drums, Vocals) Vernon Reid (Guitar, Vocals) Not gone, and definitely not forgotten. Living Colour is a hard rock group formed in New York city in 1984. They signed to Epic Records in 1987, and released their first album Vivid in 1988. Stylistically their music is […]
Ground breaking rock, funk, metal, virtuoso band Living Colour returns to Japan for the first time in 17 years. Living Colour, winner of 2 Grammy awards, an MTV Music Video Award and countless accolades as one of the most influential bands of the last 25 years will play 8 shows in Japan from May 21 […]
members: Judith Holofernes (singer, guitar) Jean-Michel Tourette (keyboard, guitar) Pola Roy (percussion) Mark Tavassol (bass) Wir sind Helden’s music style is self-described — 28% Synthie, 34% Punk und 38% Pop” — Synthie-Punk-Pop. Apart of a second wave of the “NDW,” the “Neue deutsche Welle;” German bands that sing and write songs in their native German. […]
members: Alan Wayne (guitar, vocals) Doug Boland (bass) Rob (drums) Hailing from a place known for a thriving economy equated more to rampant oil production than no-frills record production, Calgary’s Von Zippers brandish a special kind of raw-nerve, white-knuckle delivery that thrives on elements of simplicity and point-of-contact. Some eight years in existence as a […]
Out of the disbandment of The Jerry Lee Phantom, THE BEACHES were formed in 2006. THE BEACHES’ sound is a genre-bending and eclectic-blending of Rock, Disco, New Wave, Reggae, Punk and Dance music. With each new release, THE BEACHES continue to polish their songs, while defying being pigeoned holed in their inspiration. Wanting to take […]