There’s a lot of brand new music in this show. We’ll hear the latest from Capsule, T-ARA and Hondalady. Also, prepare yourselves for a real throw back in our third set from Miyoko Yoshimoto.
By quitting time on the last Friday of SXSW 2012, the influx of Austin’s employed barely registers a drop in the pulsating crowd already clogging her streets and bars. So as I double-time it over to Elysium, I hardly notice … Read More »
THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2012—SXSW continues to transform Austin from a town known for live music and partying to a town locked in a continual hangover. Fliers for tonights parties are packing-taped over the ones from last night. The streets are … Read More »
Yes, it’s true. Somehow I’ve survived another SXSW here in Austin, Texas. I’ve spent the last five days fighting exhaustion while rocking out to a non-stop barrage of Japanese music showcases. As per usual, I’m wiped, currently in possession of … Read More »
Just a few songs into the set, Toquiwa’s vocalist grabbed the mic, fanned her throat and said in a Japanese accent that could only be described as adorable, “I’m thirsty. I need a beer.”
Lagitagida, one of several Japanese bands you should be stoked to see during the SXSW music conference. In the most recent episode of Nihongaku Radio, I attempted to cram in as many of the Japanese bands playing SXSW as I … Read More »
We are one week from Japan Nite! That’s right, the annual Japanese music showcase that kicks off at Elysium in Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference, is happening on March 16. To mark the occasion, I’ve … Read More »
I’ve been lucky enough to go to Japan Nite, the annual SXSW showcase featuring (you guessed it) Japanese musicians that starts in Austin and continues through a handful of American cities, twice. Even in attending only the last two years, … Read More »