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Aug 26

[press release] J-Summit New York City on Aug. 29

Apr 22

[live report] Ra:IN – FLYING CAT presents SUPER ROCK BOMB ~Hard & Soul~

Guitarist. Check. Bassist. Of course. Drummer. Absolutely necessary. Keyboards and synth. Why the hell not? Vocalist. None. And super group Ra:IN doesn’t need one. Springing from the ashes of bands that arguably made Japanese rock in the ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, Ra:IN brings forth a unique creature that modern J-rock enthusiasts may find otherworldly. Names …

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Mar 20

[lifestyle] Tokyo Fashion Festa NYC

Written by Leisl Schrader If Lolita were a college student, perhaps a Fashion Design major at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the Tokyo Fashion Festa would be much like her senior thesis show. Her fanciful and innocent vision of fashion would express a great talent and imagination, as well as great potential for …

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Dec 24

[vault review] Cocco: Bougainvillea

Cocco’s major debut single from 1997, “Count Down,” is a heavy monster of a song that threatens a man who spurned the singer-songwriter. An unsettling, ticking drumbeat gives way to grungy guitar explosions as Cocco details the ways she will beat up the traitor, leaving him licking her toes and begging for forgiveness. The song …

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