Tag Archive: jpunk

Aug 29

[press release] Japanese Punk Rock Band Akabane Vulgars U.S. Tour

Seattle, WA, August 23, 2012 – The bluesy, Japanese all-girl power trio, The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, returns to take the U.S.A. by storm as they announce a new multi-city national tour kicking off tomorrow! Catch their songs and image at www.akabane-vulgars.com. The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass 2012 U.S. Tour, “Return of the King Zero,” will take …

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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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Jul 22

[news] Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's guitarist dies at 42

Abe Futoshi, former guitarist for the legendary garage punk group Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, died this week. His death was announced July 22 and attributed to acute epidural hematoma. He would have turned 43 in December. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant formed in 1991. Abe joined in 1994 and played with the group until they broke …

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Jul 16

[press release] JapanFiles Forms Partnership With Japanese Music Distributor BounDEE, Inc.

July 15, 2009 – JapanFiles celebrates its 5th anniversary this week by announcing a partnership with Japanese music distribution/sales/rights agency BounDEE, Inc. JapanFiles and BounDEE will work together in the coming months to expand the catalog of independent artists available to Japanese music fans through the JapanFiles.com digital music website.

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