The (Last) Train to Busan

Okay, it's not really the LAST train to Busan---and I had taken a plane, but movie references! Anyway, I got back from my first trip to South Korea a few days ago and it was a really interesting experience! Unfortunately, I didn't get anything music related, as K-pop is extremely accessible across the globe. On … Continue reading The (Last) Train to Busan

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逢いたくて 会いたくて?

In anticipation for the meet up with my friends in Tokyo, I've been happily skipping to work with Reddog's 「逢いたくて」blarring from my headphones. For those of you still learning Japanese, 逢いたくて is read like あいたくて, but I recently learned that the nuance is different from the commonly used 会いたくて, meaning 'I want to meet'. Apparently, … Continue reading 逢いたくて 会いたくて?

Live Report 2: Osaka Metrock 2017. 5.14

  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

Live Report 1: 2017.4.2 Nagoya Club Quattro

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