This morning, Nihongaku received word from X Japan publicist Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald that X Japan will not perform at SXSW this year. Robinson-Fitzgerald forwarded the SXSW page that has the band listed to play at Rusty Spurs on March 19 … Read More »
If you have an irresistible urge to shake what your mother gave ya’ when the bass drops or if you just like to sit back and unwind with your speakers outputting electronic euphoria, you probably already know about Royksopp. This … Read More »
You should really see Sour’s new music video “Mirror.” You’re in it. Or at least you will be when you give their site access to your Twitter account, Facebook profile and your web cam (or as few as one of … Read More »
Earlier today, video game-centric blog Kotaku published a post by Senior Contributing Editor (Japan) Brian Ashcraft all about Japanese rock star/multi-instrumentalist/actor/vampire Gackt. Apparently Ashcraft has discovered Gackt and, after doing so, felt an intense need to shower him with adoration. … Read More »
If you’re in the Phoenix area, go pick up a copy of New Times in which you’ll find my music feature on X Japan; the significance of their Lollapalooza gig and what it might mean for their future.