September 2016 archive

BiSH puts up a fright for Tower Records campaign

BiSH (the successor to BiS) has launched their own contribution to Tower Records’ “No Music, No Idol” campaign, promoting the upcoming CD release of KiLLER BiSH on October 5. KiLLER BiSH is the third album by the idol group, their first to be released by major label Avex. KiLLER BiSH [CD+DVD] BiSH

New York’s Duo Yumeno to perform at Rubin Museum’s Spiral Music

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Rubin Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. New York–based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru …

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Guso Drop – Level (MV)

“Level” by Guso Drop featuring original members Rei, Shinon, Saki, Yurapiko and Anna. The perfect mix of hardcore and electronic elements. Guso Drop Website: Via: Straight From Japan

YANAKIKU at Pop Life FanXperience, China

YANAKIKU performance at Pop Life FanXperience/CosFanx & ACCF @ ChongQing International Expo Center China: September 14-17, 2016. Set List: 1. VIVA! Jinsei Chindouchu MC 2. FUNK★JAPAN 3. NINJA IROHA MC 4. Fujiyama△Disco 5. Hello World YANAKIKU Facebook:

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PERFUME delights with hits, dreams, and Pokemon (The Wiltern 2016 Live Report)

PERFUME The Wiltern, August 26, 2016 Live report by Nhu Nguyen The three members of Perfume, a-chan, Nocchi, and Kashiyuka, looked like the most prim-and-proper, best-dressed space invaders a sci-fi movie could ever ask for as they slowly walked down the Wiltern Theater stage staircase on the first night of the U.S. leg of their …

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ShuuKaRen reveals album jackets, special editions for Universe debut

ShuuKaRen, the dance/fashion duo formed by Shuuka Fujii (E-girls/Flower) and Karen Fujii (E-girls/Happiness), has revealed the jacket art for the triple editions of their debut CD Universe, coming out October 5. The limited edition is bound to be the hot fan item, packing in a CD, DVD, and 52-page magazine, while the one-coin (500 yen) …

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Saki graduating from alt idol group Guso Drop

Saki of Guso Drop has announced her graduation from the group. She will now be concentrating on Double And. The rest of Guso Drop will continue on and hold auditions to try and increase their membership to 6. Saki will continue with the group until December 31, 2016. via Straight From Japan

Haruki Murakami Translator Jay Rubin to Speak at The Nippon Club

From Murakami to the Sun Gods: A Talk by Jay Rubin Tuesday, September 20 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) The Nippon Club – 145 W. 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Rose Room
- 2nd Floor Admission: $20/$15 Members The Nippon Club will hold a special lecture by Jay Rubin, …

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LiSA takes a BRiGHT FLiGHT to Mexico City – Live Report

LiSA returned to Mexico City, this time fully amped and fully backed by her band, Ramens, for a live performance held on September 10th at El Plaza Condesa. In the spring of 2015, LiSA  performed an acoustic set in Mexico City. In contrast this performance is best described as “Rock-MODE”. In front of roughly 1500 …

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C-ute’s Maimi Yajima releases Hitori no Kisetsu photobook

Maimi Yajima, leader of Japanese idol group C-ute, has released a new photo book titled Hitori no Kisetsu (“One Season”). The book features the performer’s first photo shoot in Taiwan, along with a “making-of” DVD.

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