Tag Archive: Indies

Aug 19

[press release] Thee Michelle Gun Elephant Tribute

THEE TRIBUTE – Thee Michelle Gun Elephant – Thee Michelle Gun Elephant was, and still is, one of Japan’s most respected and influential rock bands. In 2003, at the height of their popularity, they announced their breakup and final tour, playing to audiences of over 40,000 at a single venue. In 2009, guitarist Futoshi Abe …

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Jun 10

[vault review] Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her: Dying for Seagulls!

Faced with daunting musical options, we music fans need some guideposts to help us narrow down our listening choices. Intriguing band names help, and few are more eye- and ear-catching than Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her. Bandleader Aiha Higurashi had the good taste to adopt the bizarre phrase from an XTC song. She and …

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Feb 26

[live report] Polysics at Blender Theater (The Gramercy), Feb. 13

I had never seen Polysics live before Feb. 13 but had wanted to for years. I’d heard the hyper new wave-revival band was incredible in concert and wanted to see for myself before keyboardist Kayo quits in March. The hype was valid–Polysics’s show had all the raw energy and audience interaction that makes indie rock …

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Oct 19

[press release] Detroit7 Black & White Album US Release Via iTunes

Detroit7 will release a US version of their Black & White album digitally via iTunes on Oct. 27, 2009. The US release includes five songs from the Black & White Japan version. A Pre-sale release is now available at the Domo digital store: http:// www.domo.com/downloadmp3/daruma.html Track List 01. Why? 02. Cold Heat 03. Stooges 04. …

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Oct 05

[live report] Far East to East Showcase (Gelatine, Echostream, Swinging Popsicle, Kokusyoku Sumire)

When pop group AKB48 ran across the stage waving at their fans during their debut American concert, the members were in perfect sync. When Fujishima Mineko of Swinging Popsicle ran across the stage high-fiving the audience at the Far East to East Showcase, she nearly hit her head on a speaker. The New York Anime …

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