On stage, a woman is dying. Struck by invisible opponents, she gasps. Knees hit the floor. Her body falls back onto her legs and in another moment, she is motionless on the floor. A crystallizing silence hangs in the air. … Read More »
Japan Nite, the annual tradition of shipping a bunch of great Japanese artists to SXSW in Austin, TX and a subsequent tour in a few major North American cities, is upon us.
We are T-minus three months (roughly) from the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX. I thought I’d be busy scrambling to find last-minute gifts for my loved ones and quaffing fancy-ass mulled wine right about now. Nope. SXSW … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »