Seiho Met Maxo and The Hair Kid in Brooklyn, and it was Everything We Hoped it Would Be
As the laboratory for electronic music moves from the club to the Internet, the distance between physical places seems to matter less and less when ...
March 31, 2016
Manga Nirvana Anime Japan 2016 Attracts Massive International Fanbase
Time flies fast at an anime convention. Writing down the physical layout of Anime Japan 2016 makes it sound not particularly intimidating – two halls, ...
March 29, 2016
Megahit Anime Gintama Takes Over Tokyo’s Hallowed Kokugikan Arena
The Kokugikan arena in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo is the undisputed hallowed home of sumo. The impressive structure has been host to one of ...
March 27, 2016
Sounds of Japan Vol. 4: Kyoto’s Imperial Sonic History
In recent decades, Tokyo has become the center of Japan in many people’s minds. And as unfair as that might seem to the rest of ...
March 23, 2016
The MTV 81 Guide to Osaka’s Rich Record Store Scene
It’s barely five minutes since I get off the airport express at Namba Station in downtown Osaka when I stumble across a small record store. ...
March 21, 2016
5 Must-have (Free!) Japanese Smartphone Apps
Want to learn how to make onigiri, beautify your photos or get in shape for beach season? It’s all so easy now with just a ...
March 18, 2016
6 Japanese Super Groups That are Changing J-music History
The concept of the “super group” has long tickled the fancy of music fans all over the world. The idea of established and hyper-talented musicians ...
March 15, 2016
The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Music at SXSW 2016
The South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival stands as one of the best places to catch Japanese artists in North America. The five-day ...
March 11, 2016
7 Japan-centric Events Happening All Around the World This Spring
Wherever you are in the world, if you’re reading this then you most likely love your J-music. Now that the winter season is winding down ...
March 9, 2016
DREAMS COME TRUE Take Top Spot at This Year’s Space Shower Music Awards 2016
In person, an awards show can be a surreal experience. Performers take to the stage and rip through their songs, but instead of plowing into ...
March 4, 2016