members: Bill Lonero (Lead/Harmony/Rhythm Guitar) Brandon Hayes (Rhythm/Harmony Guitar) Mike McKaigg (Bass) Marco Bicca (Drums) There’s quite literally an endless amount of music genres these days, but none focuses more on the talent and melodic power of a guitar than guitarcore. A new term coined by California instrumental guitarist Bill Lonero (whose band LoNero —(…)
Blending electronic music, rock beats and pop melodies; Bone Machine is a Japanese alternative rock power duo from Kyoto, Japan. Formed in 2007, by Yuya Nakamura on vocals, and guitar – In 2008 bassist Jiro Fujita joined and the lineup was complete. Bone Machine’s music is available at soundcloud, free downloads uploaded frequently.
With funky rhythms and solid beats interpreted by rich and soulful female vox — The Dawn is a four-piece taking rock-sensibilities in their own new direction. Formed in March 2008, The Dawn are Harumi Saito (Vocals), Seiya Kurauchi (Guitar), Ryota Ogasawara (Bass) and Minakawa (Drums).
Formed in August 2010, BADDHIST is a rock trio, mainly working out of Tokyo, Japan. The band’s mainly rock sound, is infused with a funk and pop edge. BADDHIST are bassist Tomotsugu Nagamatsu, drummer Takuma Koyama, and Toru Matsura on vocals and guitar.
members: Tyler Vox (Vocals, Guitars) Dangerous Dan (Guitars) Spreace Jackson (Bass Guitar) M.dogg (Drums, Percussion) When two brothers of Melbournese descent, G.I. son Spreace Jackson, and a half French drummer get together in a former pickle factory in Nuremburg, Germany to conquer the world of rock n roll, The Bulletmonks is what you get.
Formed in July 2007, this five-piece is inspired by The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Hollies, and The Byrds. 99RadioService (pronounced nine-nine-radio-service and not nintey-nine) takes those rock influences refining them and creating a modern pop experience. 99RadioService are Ko-hey (Vocals, Guitar), Ko-ta (Guitar, Chorus), Katsu (Bass), Ne-gi (Drums), Go-i (Keyboard).
Though Duarte has played a limited number of U.S. dates in recent years with the Japanese band Bluestone Company backing him, he performs primarily as a power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. Chris Duarte, San Antonio native was born in February 1963, the same year as his Strat. His goal, to be a successful musician(…)
members: Sasaki Kentaro Bass, Vocals Shimooka Akira Guitar, Vocals Saito Syuichiro Drums, Vocals The rock trio Analogfish consists of one drum kit, one guitar, and one bass. What they lack in physical stage presence is more than made up in their instrumental talents and three part vocals. Though Kentaro Sasaki’s voice is predominant. Akira Shimooka’s(…)
Avant-garde 2L8 is post punk, pop, rock, hardcore, post rock and at the same time nothing like that — 2L8 is the project of K the Clown and a team of collaborators and musicians based in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. Their music is rewarding, challenging and lurches deftly between emotional intimacy, ambition and uncompromising experimentation.
Ar (アル) is a four piece formed in 2003, their music runs the gambit of electronica, rock and folk. Ar (アル) members are Atsushi Kubo (Vocal), Yoshitaka Fujimoto (Bass), Murakami Fumitaka (Drums) and Tsubasa Ohta (Guitar). I would suggest you listen to their sampler, before you try anything else.
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(…)
Dave Davison (guitar, vocals) Shiraz Dada (bass) Erin Elders (guitar) Chris Hainey (drums) Maps & Atlases is a rock group from Chicago, Illinois USA. Equally influenced by folk and experimental music they have often been labeled as a math rock band though their music has developed a slightly more pop-oriented style over time.
Coming across like the deformed offspring of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant and Bungee Jump Festival, The Swiss Porno are an interesting proposition. Raspy vocals, clean guitar work and hooks aplenty, it’s easy to fall under their charms. It is a bit puzzling then that they are still relative unknowns after over six years of playing(…)
Exploring the harder side of rock. The Jerry combine pounding rhythms and drivin’ guitar riffs, with the tortured vocals of Yuta Osanai, taking the band’s sound into a darker dimension. The Jerry are releasing their second mini album Drain Dry, in July. Samples of the band’s music can be heard at their site. The Jerry(…)
Up-Tight is three piece psych group. Their dark sound, melancholic ballads in combination with noisy guitar riffs immerse you in atmosphere of chaos, emptiness and deep darkness. They music is like an unpredictable ocean, now you wallow in the calm waves, but few minutes ago ocean becomes like an angry beast trying to swallow up(…)
Elder statesmen of the japanese electro scene, having been together since 1994, Nasca Car combine quirky retro samples with spacey futuristic electronic elements to create a whimsical, eccentric yet somehow strangely nostalgic sound. They possess a certain crossover appeal, appealing to fans not usually taken with this style of music. Imagine if you can, a(…)
Hyogen (表現) sound is an exploration of a pop band from it’s darkest most primitive depths. This alternative, acoustic folk pop band will take you where you never thought you would go, and be happy to ask for more. Members: Mayu Gonto (vocals, accordion), Kimiya Sato (vocals, violin), Kuya Sonoda (bass),and Baku Furukawa (vocals, guitar).
Since 2009, members are UTO (bass, vocals), AZAKAMI (guitar), HIRA (drums) and SHIMIZU (per+pad). With members who proclaim their interests to include ‘Observation Of UFO’ and ‘The Care Of Children’ you know Accidents In Too Large Field aren’t your typical band. Musically they plow a similar sonic furrow to bands like yolz in the sky(…)
A rock guitar riff here, a cool jazz vocal there – Couch draws elements from different genres combining them with their particular brand of mainstream pop. Couch’s musical style defines the words “Japanese Indie Pop” creating a pop sound that is refined by Couch and defies mainstream cliches. Couch was formed in November 2002, bringing(…)
From The Outside is an electronic rock music project from Brazil. Actually it’s a solo-project by young and purposeful Rafael Veiga, who’s writing and recording all music. In his music you can find post-rock and ambient influences, and also some experimental tunes and light breezing of trance and IDM music. Powerful meeting of rock and(…)
With original members guitar player Kawabe, bassist Kim, and drummer J.J. joining in 1998 – The Gimmies is a Japanese rock band created by guitarist Sora in 1997. Described by one reviewer; “As a band that wants to beat every song to a pulp with an unmitigated fury.” What The Gimmies’ punk-rock sound may lack(…)
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(…)
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A(エース) Anonymous Confederate Ensemble is a new generation of visual rock music. They chose pirate a theme for their images and brought the soul of brave corsairs to their music. A mixture of heavy rock guitar riffs and amazing violin parts, folk and oriental tunes, high quality sound, wonderful and strong vocal – It makes their(…)
Yasunori Matsuda is a very busy person. Along with his multiple projects, he remixes music and collaborates with many musicians – Such as well known DJ Tsuyoshi and Juno Reactor, and world famous SUGIZO (X-JAPAN, LUNASEA and JUNO REACTOR). His music is unique and harmonic, balancing between dance electronic tunes and guitar rock sounds.