Pierre Taki, actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to consuming cocaine as his trial began in Tokyo District Court. During the hearing, prosecutors requested an 18-month prison sentence for Taki, who admitted he started using cocaine in his twenties and continues to use it to relieve the stress …

Japanese band Sans Visage’s Kouki Higuchi, Yohei Kamiyama and Kou Nakagawa with their debut album “Moments”, just before performing in front of Filipino fans. Photo provided by the author MANILA – The three members of the hardcore howling Japanese group Faceless all look like unpretentious college kids on a science project. In fact, they would …

ISTANBUL A Japanese musician dazzles Turkish audiences by combining elements of music from both cultures. class = “cf”> In an exclusive interview with Anadolu agency, Atsuko Suetomi said that she was very happy to represent Japanese music in Turkey and that she wanted to create a common musical language by working with Turkish artists. Suetomi …

Atsushi Tookaya playing the bouzouki. Photo from YouTube Atsushi Tookaya, the Japanese national with a passion for Greek rebetiko music, will perform at the Rebetiko Festival in Melbourne on March 23. Rebetiko, also known as ‘Greek blues’, is an improvisational urban music that beautifully blends Byzantine, Ottoman, Greek, Sephardic, Jazz, and other forms of regional …

The site shares the basic details of the album, with a rough, sepia-tinted silent video rapidly advancing a view of a moving vehicle that abruptly ends with the title and release date on April 24. 834,194 will be a double album including the singles and hits released after their previous sakanaction set in 2013, such …

On the one hand, you have the Japanese work ethic, submission and thoroughness. On the other hand you have greek rebetika, music once despised and marginalized in the hashish lairs of the outcasts of the underworld. And then you have a peak stage where you expect to find top performance. Marry the three and you …

Kyoto group Zahatorte are a genre-defying trio that mixes the sounds of old-world European cafes with an unmistakably Japanese penchant for perfectionism. They will be coming to Australia next month for the first time, and before showing them our own country, we asked them to share with us their nine favorite secret hangouts in their …

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese musician Koji Sakurai set foot in Taiwan 25 years ago and is now the Music Director of Ju Percussion Group’s upcoming year-end concert “Long For”. Koji came to Taiwan at the age of 25 and has done wonderful works in the music industry. With his humorous and calm personality, he …

| Marvel people (including EIC CBCebulski) were at Tokyo Comic Con this weekend. Where Marvel has had some big news to announce and it’s kinda Gorillaz-ish. They are working on a project with Japan’s flagship group SEKAI NO OWARI (or End Of The World) to recreate the group as superheroic characters for a comic book …

The J-pop group’s back number has released the accompanying music video for their new single, “Old Fashion,” which became available on CD on Wednesday (November 21). The ballad, written as the theme song for an ongoing television series, was released digitally on November 9 and sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 …

New Published on November 7, 2018 Hayes madsen Home ” New ” Listen to the full Project Judge theme song by Japanese band Alexandros Japanese rock band Alexandros have released their full music video for the song “ARPEGGIO”, used as the theme song for Project Judge, the upcoming game from developer Yakuza Ryu Ga Gotoku …

“I want to drink milk tea when I’m in China!” Japanese anti-folk and anti-EDM musician Zombie-Chang proclaims when we ask her what she’s most excited to do during her short stay here. This taste for new experiences is also evident in his music videos, where the technicolor, the beat and (probably) Zombie-Chang (real name: Meirin …

(Screenshot from World Order’s YouTube channel) (Screenshot from World Order’s YouTube channel) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A famous Japanese band released their latest music video this week which mainly features streets of northern Taiwan, from the glittering skyscrapers of Xinyi District in Taipei to the nostalgic town of Jiufen in Keelung. Best known for their …

Mouse on the Keys is one of Japan’s most unique and unclassifiable instrumental groups. With just two keyboards and a drum set, they invented a dynamic sound that sits somewhere between jazz, post-rock and techno with a hardcore punk sensibility. We caught up with pianist / keyboardist Daisuke Niitome ahead of the band’s China tour …

Where else can you see a welcome dance by Squaxine tribal members, mayor’s greeting Cheryl Selby, a brilliant performance by visiting Japanese musicians, and finally, an all-round dance party led by the director of Griffin Schools Greg woods? Only in Olympia, my friends. Jennifer Marin, a Griffon School teacher and music specialist, invited me to …

From Nagoya, Japan, four piece CHAI are an almost indescribable collection of pop energy, mingling punk, kruatrock, yacht-rock funk, disco, the wordy Tom Tom Club rapper, and more in their infectious sound. The group’s first album, Pink, was released in Japan last year but is reissued by Burger Records in North America on vinyl, CD …

An upcoming concert will feature classical music with a Japanese twist. Hidè Takemoto, 40, of Chipping Barnet, is hosting a concert at St Mary’s in Finchley Central on April 7. Hidè specializes in Spanish guitar and performs “Spanish, Indian, Japanese, English, Celtic, pop and rock music”. A budding musician from a young age, Hidè says: …

TeddyLoid began his career as a DJ and sound producer for MIYAVI, a famous guitarist in Japan, joining his world tour at the age of just 18. He produced the official soundtrack (OST) of the GAINAX anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” with Taku Takahashi (M-Flo). In 2014, he produced the music for the short …

Japanese rock band One Ok Rock will visit fans in the region as they announced the schedule for their Ambitions Asia Tour 2018, which will resume in January. The group, made up of Taka, Toru, Ryota and Tomoya, will kick off the tour by performing in Bangkok on January 18. He will then continue his …

Later this summer, classical pianist Miki Sawada will take her piano on the road as part of her “Gather Hear Alaska” tour, exploring the idea of ​​her instrument as a “home”. Accompanied by documentary filmmaker Hayden Peters, the Yale-trained Japanese musician booked a senior center, cafes, schools and a correctional facility to perform across Alaska. …

Image via Cornelius When Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada started releasing music under the name Cornelius in the 90s, his approach to art seemed ahead of its time. Former member of independent rock band Guitar Fins, who riffed on jangly 80s British pop music like Haircut hundred, Oyamada’s albums as Cornelius followed that vein until his …

First treated as an offbeat joke in 2015, the group’s image is evolving, with the release of two albums and an increasing number of live concerts. Competition is fierce among the thousands of aspiring pop idols in Japan, but a unique concept is becoming famous for a group of “chubby” girls deploying their cheeky cuteness …

Tokyo Metropolitan Police said on Monday that the musician Aska (Shigeaki Miyazaki), member of the musical duo Chage and Aska with Chage (Shuji shibata), was arrested for allegedly using stimulants in violation of Japanese drug control laws. The 58-year-old singer was previously sentenced for illegal drug use in 2014 to three years in prison, but …

Hugo mejia September 28, 2016 – 11:27 PM According to Deadline, Babymetal, the Japanese pop-metal musical sensation will star in a digital series. The group has partnered with Warner Bros. digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japanese subsidiary Amuse Inc. Amuse USA. Together, they develop an original hybrid show in live action and short animation. …

Japanese rock band One Ok Rock is set to release a new digital single on September 16. Available on iTunes, “Taking Off” would be the theme song of the Japanese film Museum, should be released this year. Directed by Keishi Otomo and played by Shun Oguri and Shuhei Nomura, the film follows a serial killer …

PORT OF SPAIN – A Japanese woman who regularly traveled to Trinidad for carnival and played in a steel band was found strangled, the coroner’s office said Thursday. Local police said the woman was identified as Asami Nagakiya, a 30-year-old professional musician from Sapporo, Hokkaido, who entered the Caribbean country on January 7. Police are …

Ei Wada plays a series of fans mounted on overhead projectors and solar panels. Image: Mao Yamamoto Open Reel Ensemble love to make weird sounds out of outdated technology, the more distorted the better. Japanese musicians connect old tape recorders, televisions and fans to modern computers to make music. Their goal? Giving a renewed relevance …

Ladybaby, a strange three-piece band, released their first official single and have been on tour all year Meet the bizarre group – with a leader who dresses like a five year old girl. Ladybaby is a group of three pieces consisting of lead singer Ladybeard, Kaneko Rie, 17, and Kuromiya Rei, 14. And while typical …

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Japan hosted a musical evening on Saturday evening featuring traditional and contemporary Japanese musician Sumie Kaneko at the Pakistan National Arts Council (PNCA). Sumie Kaneko, who currently resides in New York, flew to Pakistan at the request of Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata. During Kaneko’s introduction, Inomata shed some light on traditional …

Naming their latest LP, Japanese sludge legends Boris chose a track as simple and iconic as their band’s name: Noise. It suited the music – 58 minutes of swirling, psychedelic, shoegaze-tinged doom – but also spoke of something bigger. Boris was trained in Tokyo in 1992 with one goal. “The only goal we had was …

Babymetal is probably the most polarizing thing to hit heavy metal since Is-Deathcore-Metal? 2005-Ish debate. Since the Japanese vocal / dance group first sounded on the North American music radar in 2012, loud moans and gnashing of teeth have invariably filled the comment sections whenever a metal site deigned to post on the trio and …

TOKYO (AP) – Heavily popular Japanese girl pop group AKB48 canceled fan events on Monday after a saw-wielding man attacked two members and a staff member, shocking the nation and raising questions about safety. The two members of the group, Anna Iriyama, 18, and Rina Kawaei, 19, suffered hand and head injuries, and the staff …

TOKYO – The Japanese artist known as Hyadain is in demand. Popular idols commissioned songs from him, and now at the height of his popularity, he was frequently invited to appear on television variety shows. His success is typical of the time: he popularized his music through video sharing sites. Hyadain, real name Kenichi Maeyamada, …

Japanese violinist Yuzuko Horigome’s routine journey from Tokyo to Europe has become as dramatic as a Mahler symphony. Yuzuko Horigome poses with his Guarneri violin from 1741. Artist management M. Hirasa Ltd. His violin, a 1741 Guarneri valued at $ 1.2 million, was seized by German customs authorities, who are said to demand 190,000 euros …

Shortly after their successful concert in Taiwan comes to an end, NewS, a Japanese hot band from famed Johnny’s Entertainment, are set to release their new single as well as their second album on November 7th. The cover of “Weeeek” According to Johnny’s Entertainment, NewS’s new single, “Weeeek,” was written and composed by famous pop …