Tag Archive: Kokusyoku Sumire

Jan 05

[review] Kokusyoku Sumire: Version; a voyage

Despite the international success of many Japanese classical musicians, Japanese band showcases in the United States rarely include the genre (the faux-classical posturing of many Visual Kei bands nonwithstanding). That made Kokusyoku Sumire a pleasant surprise at New York’s Far East to East Showcase in September. Singer-pianist Yuka and violinist Sachi filtered classical, opera and …

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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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Sep 08

[press release] Swinging Popsicle @ NYAF – Far East To East Showcase

Swinging Popsicle to perform at New York Anime festival! Info at: http://www.superglorious.com http://www.mediumatlarge.net/2009/08/far-east-to-east-showcast-at-nyaf.html Last year, the New York Anime Festival and our friends Karaterice launched the Far East To East Showcase at The Knitting Factory. It was a celebration of indie, punk, rock, and pop both from Japan and NYC. This year, NYAF and Karaterice …

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