Tonight, my new friend and I decided to get together for a girl's night in with snacks and horror movies. It got me thinking about the eerie tunes I enjoy on those foggy days to help set the mood. Surely I'm not the only one who loves doing that. Although haunted houses freak me out, … Continue reading Horror Night
About a week ago, I met this guy who has this extremely nostalgic taste in music. He started listing off bands I hadn't listened to in years, Slipknot and Bring Me the Horizon to name a few. Under his influence, I began to look back into my high school playlist, which I'd been replacing with … Continue reading He told me he liked Slipknot
(pic credit to Soompi) Proceeding the K-pop group, BTS', U.S. Billboard award, unfamiliar netizens spewed racist comments in defense of Western artists such as Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. While I admit that I'm a big fan of BTS and am coming from a very biased point of view, this post isn't going to be … Continue reading BTS’ Billboard Win
Location: 海とのふれあい広場 Accessibility: 3/5(had trouble finding the train line to take, but that's likely Google's fault) Venue: 5/5(they offered a free shuttle and cheap bus services between the venue and station; I could easily travel from stage to stage; merchandise was available until the final performers) Audience: 4/5 (depended on the band, but overall … Continue reading Live Report 2: Osaka Metrock 2017. 5.14
Headliner: NUBO Opening: SHANK Tickets: Accessed through http://t.pia.jp/; 2800円 Performance rating: 5/5 (excellent stage presence) Audience: 4/5 (highly interactive) Venue: 4/5 (small, but comfortable. They had an open bar and accessible merch booths) Let me start by saying that the artist I went to see was SHANK, a punk band reminiscent of the "Basketcase" days … Continue reading Live Report 1: 2017.4.2 Nagoya Club Quattro
(Pic credit to Rooftop) Perhaps this is a question many new fans ask when encountering the rock group, Brian the Sun. It was certainly what I asked myself when I first listened to their song “Baked Plum Cake". Having studied Japanese for a year at the time, I began to think it was some sort … Continue reading Who’s Brian, though?
(Pic credit to Skream) Consisting of unique vocals (Motoki Omori), a complementary keyboard (Ryoka Fujisawa), speedy guitar riffs (Hiroto Wakai), a jamming bass line (Kiyokazu Takano), and precise drumming (Ayaka Yamanaka), Mrs. Green Apple is an indie rock band you never really forget once you hear them. I became a fan after hearing their song … Continue reading An Apple a Day