Tag Archive: punk

Dec 23

[review] Gelatine: Gie Ji Gaii

Sometimes you have to see musicians live to get them. I had previewed the bands playing the Far East to East Showcase at Webster Hall prior to the event on Sept. 27 , and Gelatine didn’t grip me instantly. My first impression, based off performance videos of singer Seiko shrieking and marching around in a …

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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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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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May 11

[press release] Japanese Punk Documentary Awarded Japan Foundation Grant

Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2009 –”Live House,” an upcoming feature-length music documentary on punk rock clubs in Japan directed by Kevin Mcgue, has been awarded a grant by the Japan Foundation, a non-profit organization that carries out arts and cultural exchange programs to enhance mutual understanding among countries throughout the world. Live House Movie

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