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On Record Shopping in Hong Kong

The streets are covered in computer parts and curious Chinese lozenges. Advertisements

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Ongakuyōbi: Guitar Wolf

This video is terrible sound quality, but it really doesn’t matter with Guitar Wolf. 

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Ongakuyōbi: NikaSaya

NikaSaya is a side project from the Tennis Coats’ singer, Saya, and songwriter Nikaido Kazumi. One Summerheim is a gorgeous rainy-day record. 

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Ongakuyōbi: Broken Little Sister

I’ve dealt with a lot of bands from the 1990’s, so I wanted to shift gears into more recent Japanese bands. Broken Little Sister got started in Yokohama in 2005, mixing a kind of My Bloody Valentine wall-of-noise with shoegaze, … Continue reading

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Ongakuyōbi: Nobukazu Takemura

I can’t lie, Nobukazu Takemura is pretty hit or miss with me. A lot of his career is basically straight acid jazz, which isn’t my thing, but his roots are in hip hop, and his first performances were as a … Continue reading

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Ongakuyōbi: Shugo Tokumaru

This album actually hit the top 40 in Japan – which is great, but it would be unfathomable in the US for a record this weird to compete with Justin Bieber and 50 Cent.

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