We’re two weeks away from the annual Japan Nite showcase at SXSW and I couldn’t be more excited. Obviously I’ve got some tracks from the Japan Nite artists in episode 10, right? Wrong! Because I am a complete masochist, I’m … Read More »
The iconic Polysics “P” affixed to the band’s jumpsuits and acting as an ever-evolving logo on their album covers, may very well stand for prolific. Since longtime keyboardist Kayo graduated from the band in 2010 (a phrase the band itself … Read More »
We’ve got a lot of new music to get through this episode. Porno Graffiti has a new track called “2012Spark.” Chatmonchy’s back with a new theme song for an anime about a roman architect who travels through time to a … Read More »
Another episode of Nihongaku Radio!? Duh! This time I get down with some new tracks from The Pillows and Avengers In Sci-Fi before committing J-pop suicide with a little help from Kyarypamyupamyu.
You’ve got to love a prolific band; especially when that band is made up of the four, female Okinawans known as FLiP. FLiP released a string of singles and mini-albums before making their studio album debut with Michi Evolution < ... Read More »
A wintry snap of crisp air holds Austin, Texas in its grasp for now. But in the hearts and on the lips of her citizens, and those already scheming to visit to her, one spring break promise lingers: South By … Read More »
Holy hell! It’s the first podcast of 2012. My resolution for the new year: listen to more Japanese music. It’s important to make achievable goals for oneself. This time we’ve got a mix of new tracks and old favorites. And … Read More »
http://youtu.be/magM9DPE8w4 Read this story elsewhere and you’ll likely see a headline like “Yoshiki to Compose Theme for 2012 Golden Globes.” To compose? If he’s still composing, the X Japan band leader, multi-instrumentalist, Japanese cultural icon had better hurry up. The … Read More »