Archive for the ‘SXSW’ Category

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 41: SXSW Spotlight

March 18, 2011

If you’re reading this you’re probably not down in Austin watching a ton of great bands and films. Like me. But don’t fret, this week’s J-Rock Fridays is SXSW themed. This is not a complete list of all the Japanese bands playing at SXSW. Just the ones who had their video uploaded to SXSW’s YouTube page. Plus a few I’d be remiss not to post.

Tornado Boyz- “Ich Bin Auslaender”

German rap? Really? I don’t know how foreigner Daisuke met up with this Berlin-based band but this video is endlessly amusing.

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SXSW 2009

March 19, 2009

Every year SXSW sweeps right past me.  This is not helped by the fact that I never get to go.  But for the past two years I’ve made a list of all the Japanese bands performing in Texas.  Even though the fest started last night I hope you still find this useful.  All bands with a star after their name have a free mp3 on their SXSW page.  Later, I’ll zip a folder with all the mp3s and upload them to mediafire.

Wednesday

Cubismo Grafico Five

Maki Rinka

Natccu *

Thursday

Geeks *

Flower Travellin’ Band

The S.I.G.I.T (from Indonesia) *

Friday

9dw (Nine Days Wonder) *

Bo-Peep *

GAGAKIRISE *

Peelander Z *

Japan Nite 1

detroit7

Dirty Old Men

FLiP *

Grapevine

Honey Sac *

SPARTA LOCALS

Saturday

Futomomo Satisfaction *

Natccu *

ok city ok *

Sonpub *

Zee Avi (from Malaysia)

Japan Nite 2

Asakusa Jinta

The Emeralds *

Quaff *

Sa

SpecialThanks *

Stereo Pony

Sunday

NOTHING

edit:

For all the mp3s: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?minj4nzymbz

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SXSW 2008 & Japan Nite

February 13, 2008

SXSW has released it’s showcasing artists list here.  This list is subject to change.  Here are the following Japanese bands:

aonami

Avengers in Sci-Fi

Damage

detroit7

Dokkebi Q

The Emeralds

Ketchup Mania

Maki Rinka

Petty Booka

the pillows

Quartz-head 02

Sodopp

Please click here for info on Japan Nite 2008!

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mothercoat tour diary

July 10, 2007

purpleSKY has uploaded mothercoat‘s exclusive tour diary from SXSW 2007. Their new album +birdless comes out August 8th in Japan.

http://myspace.com/mothercoat

http://www.purpleskymagazine.com/exclusive/mothercoat

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Green Milk From the Planet Orange

April 4, 2007

One of the first sites that I found several years ago when I was finally allowed to roam free on the internet was mp3.com, a site where signed and independent artists uploaded mp3s to listen and sometimes even download. For a few years I would always search for some of my favorite punk bands and find new ones. Then one day they decided to make it a pay service and I moved on to other websites like purevolume and myspace (ugh). Although I took my ears elsewhere I still continue to receive email from them. Today I found Green Milk From the Planet Orange in the subject message and was stunned, an up and coming band? On their mp3.com page is a link to an exclusive 40 minute SXSW session. There is some talking in the beginning and end of this very long song not to mention a very angry phone call halfway in but is mostly an exploration of sound worthy of being listened to.

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Asian bands SXSW

March 9, 2007

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a week or so but midterms got in the way. Every year I scroll through the list of bands performing at SXSW and make sure I listen to everything Japanese. Just because I can’t go doesn’t mean I can’t find new bands! Sucks though because my spring break perfectly overlaps SXSW. Here you will find a list of all Japanese and Asian bands performing next week in Texas. Any band in bold has a free mp3 on their page. You should probably check out anything with a (*).

American/Japanese

Asobi Seksu*

Peelander-Z*

China

Lonely China Day

Rebuilding the Rights of Statues *

Japan

The50Kaitenz

Asakusa Jinta

BORIS

CHO Sister-Brother

The Emeralds

Gitogito Hustler

GO!GO!7188

Green Milk From The Planet Orange *

Hiromi

HY

Hyakkei

Kiiiiiii

Luminous Orange *

Metalchicks*

mothercoat

Muddy World

Nekomushi

Oreskaband

owkmj

Pistol Valve

The Spunks

Suishou no Fune

Tetuzi Akiyama

Yolz in the Sky *

Korea

Seoul Electric Band

YB

Malaysia

Pete Teo

Singapore

Electrico *

The Great Spy Experiment *

now if I missed something post a comment. I know of at least three of the links here go to a 404 page but I kept it anyway. Also check out the SXSW Asia page.

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Japan Nite 2007

March 2, 2007

kinda seemed natural to follow up the Oreskaband post with this.  The Japan Nite tour has been a yearly showcase to SXSW since 1996.  This year has performances from Go!Go! 7188, HY, The 50 KAITENZ, ASAKUSA JINTA, PISTOL VALVEThe Emeralds, and Oreskaband

 

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Oreskaband

March 2, 2007

Tofu Records and Oreskaband are hosting an ice cream social a day before their Japan Nite tour date in Austin, Texas. Oreskaband is an all female ska band who recently performed the end theme “Pinocchio” for Naruto. No word on if Tofu Records actually signed Oreskaband for America yet but it looks like a strong possibility.

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Electrico

February 26, 2007

This is a rock band from Singapore that’s sings in peeerfect English. I’ve been listening to them on myspace since the summer for the lack of finding any of their tunes elsewhere. They’re going to be playing at SXSW 2007. “Love in the New Wave” is available to download on their artist page for free.

http://myspace.com/electricomusic