ASTERISM blazes through L.A. on first U.S. tour (Live Report)

ASTERISM Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019 Live Report and Photos by David Cirone Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began at SXSW the week before. The young group, …

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ASTERISM – Interview (2019)


ASTERISM Interview by David Cirone and Todd Nelson March 11, 2019 ASTERISM is an instrumental heavy metal band formed in 2014 when the trio met at The 8th Music Revolution event in 2014, where they found that they shared the same taste in music as well as a high level of musicianship at a young …

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ASTERISM, eX-GIRL, Otoboke Beaver among top Japanese indie acts at SXSW 2019

Fans dedicated enough to brave the crowded Austin streets of SXSW 2019 can sample a wide variety of indie Japanese artists performing at the annual music festival March 13-17. Rock, hip-hop, punk, a Japanese Led Zeppelin tribute, and the return of out-of-this-world girls rock band eX-GIRL are just the beginning of the one of SXSW’s …

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SXSW to host panel on Japanese music scene

SXSW 2016 will host an informative and challenging panel on the current state of Japanese music titled “The Japanese Music Scene: More than VK and Idols” http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP51751 Presenters: Apryl Peredo (Fuchsia), Hiroking Tanabe (DJHIROKING), Ryotaro Aoki (Journalist), Yukio Kobayashi (9 to the Universe) Description: The Japanese music scene. What comes to mind? Legacy bands like …

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TsuShiMaMiRe – MaMiRe (Review)

TsuShiMaMiRe MaMiRe Review by David Cirone TsuShiMaMiRe hits hard. For over a decade, they’ve firmed up their worldwide fan base by proving they can jam, no gimmicks, no holds barred. From large stages to sweaty shitholes, they’ve earned their cred time and time again by blasting any expectation of “cute Japanese girls with guitars” straight …

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TsuShiMaMiRe returns to U.S. for SXSW and L.A. shows

Japanese girl-punk trailblazers TsuShiMaMiRe will return to America for a brief tour in March, centering around their return to the SXSW music festival. TsuShiMaMiRe established themselves as a can’t-miss punk band during the J-indies spike of the early 2000’s, and led the charge for the popular Japan Nite Tour.

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Yoshiki battles himself via Hologram at SXSW

Yoshiki unveiled a never before seen classical concert performance at FLAUNT Magazine’s party celebrating its upcoming List Issue. Yoshiki mesmerized the audience at Austin’s Qui as he performed a piano duel with a hologram of himself, resulting in a passionate and dramatic musical experience

mothercoat will return to America for SXSW 2014

Japanese alternative rock band mothercoat will return to America for SXSW 2014 after a 7-year absence from the international music festival. Their latest album Allergies was mixed by Fernando Lodeiro (Vampire Weekend, Paul McCartney, Franz Ferdinand, The Arctic Monkeys) and released from their own label bonjin_records. Check out mothercoat’s interview at Project LIXX: http://xzzlixxzzx.blogspot.ca/2014/01/band-feature-mothercoat.html mothercoat …

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TsuShiMaMiRe (undercover as faux band THE SHOCKINGS) in this PV for their upcoming release SHOCKING (Feb. 28, 2012). SHOCKING TsuShiMaMiRe hit their peak when they were constantly touring the USA back in the 2000’s, with regular check-ins at SXSW and the Japan Nite tour. Check out the video below to see why everyone fell in …

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