Michelle Minikhiem

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Name: Michelle Minikhiem
Date registered: June 21, 2015


Living in the Kansai area since 2013.

Latest posts

  1. HYDE kills it in Osaka during explosive solo tour (Live report) — September 2, 2018
  2. HYDE – Interview (July 2018) — July 25, 2018
  3. Hotei to return to Europe in the autumn of 2018 — July 22, 2018
  4. HYDE – AFTER LIGHT (Review) — July 6, 2018
  5. HYDE already releasing his second single of 2018 — June 24, 2018

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Mar 20 2018

Mika Nakashima – KISS OF DEATH (Review)


Mika Nakashima KISS OF DEATH (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem “KISS OF DEATH” is the much-anticipated single produced by HYDE especially for Mika Nakashima. It was featured for the TV anime series “DARLING in the FRANXX.” Does it deliver? Does it live up to the hype?

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Mar 12 2018

KAO=S New Video and Album “AMRITA”


“AMRITA” is the lead track from KAO=S’s upcoming album AMRITA. The album producer, Kenji Nakai, has worked with bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and X JAPAN.

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Feb 18 2018

Takeru (ex. SuG) launches new solo project “sleepyhead”


Takeru has broken his silence since the disbandment of SuG to announce his new project, “sleepyhead”. He’s hit the ground running with the release of the video for his first solo single, “Yamikumo”.

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Feb 16 2018

Nishikawa Takanori – Bright Burning Shout (Review)


Nishikawa Takanori Bright Burning Shout (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem Most of us have heard of the rock and dance powerhouse that is T.M. Revolution, but he’s rebranded himself under his true name of Nishikawa Takanori for his newest single, “Bright Burning Shout”.

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Feb 15 2018

Plastic Tree – Major Debut 20th Anniversary Live DVD Preview (MV)


  Time flies. Last year, Plastic Tree toured to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their major debut. They caught some of those impressive throwback moments on their newest DVD, which you can only find included in the special edition of their new album doorAdore set to be released March 7th.

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Feb 07 2018



If you haven’t checked out the video for “Freak It!”, the recent collaboration between MAN WITH A MISSION and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, you’re missing out on some great, jazzy fun.

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Jan 16 2018

DECAYS Interview and Live Report (December 2017)


DECAYS  Interview by Michelle Minikhiem December 2017 The band is called DECAYS. What’s the reason you chose this name?  DIE: Its a really, really stupid and trivial reason, so I’ll never say.

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Dec 20 2017

MIYAVI Samurai Sessions vol. 2 in Osaka (Live Report)


MIYAVI SAMURAI SESSIONS VOL. 2 Osaka Namba Hatch, December 2nd, 2017 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Daisuke Hirano With the release of his latest collaborative album, SAMURAI SESSIONS Vol.2, MIYAVI has continued to place himself at the heart of the storm of Japan’s music scene by working with some of the hottest artists …

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Dec 17 2017

vistlip announces joint tour with Kiryu, BugLug, R-Shitei


Kiryu, BugLug, R-Shitei and vistlip are uniting for a 4-band tour titled “Quadruple Disrupting and Fighting the Symmetry” starting in March 2018.

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Dec 17 2017

hide 20th memorial concerts announced for April 2018


A special memorial live performance called “hide 20th memorial SUPER LIVE ‘SPIRITS’” in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of hide’s passing will be held for two days on April 28th and 29th in Odaiba. hide with Spread Beaver has been announced as the opening act of the event.

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