Nihongaku Radio is returning, bigger and better than ever—and it all starts this Friday on SXSWfm.
How do beings from the planet Peelander replace a drummer? They put a call out on Facebook. Duh. Peelander Green (AKA Akihiko Naruse) stepped down from his drumming duties with Peelander-Z without so much as a press release, a status … Read More »
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 »
Americana music brings to mind a beckoning road that never ceases or mountainous visions filtered through Appalachian nostalgia—ideas born from the land, from the mountains and plains. But in the hands of Pirates Canoe, a mandolin and a fiddle, even … 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 »
You remember our friends Lagitagida, don’t you? Earlier in 2012, this four-piece instrumental rock band with a sound like Frank Zappa force-feeding King Crimson bottles of tepid sake, invaded the U.S. for a tour centered around a few SXSW performances … Read More »
A few short months ago, the city of Austin, TX was set upon by hundreds of bands hoping to get a little exposure and play some killer shows. Yes, SXSW, an annual Austin-based conference celebrating online media, film and music … Read More »