Tag Archives: music

Kao=S and the Fusion of Many Good Things (That Happen to Be Japanese)


A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of seeing a live performance by Kao=S, a band that performs rocking music with instruments ranging from guitar and rainstick to shakuhachi and tsugaru shamisen. That night I learned that they were performing at SXSW this month, which was exciting given Garrett’s recent post about スカパラ being {Read More}

“Arigato from Japan”

arigato ondekoza

On March 2nd, I went to the “Arigato from Japan” appreciation concert in Los Angeles, presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles and the Japan Foundation, where we watched performances by the Tohoku Folk Performance group and the world famous Ondekoza taiko group and other musicians. I’ve always wanted to see Ondekoza perform, {Read More}

曲 (Song) of the Moment 1-31-12

Was finishing up some work this morning, and had this on the iTunes.  I forgot how good this song was, freakin A.  For those of you into J-Rock, I suggest you check out Kyosuke Himuro.   It’s no secret, I am a HUGE fan of his music and have been for years. Himuro or ‘ヒムロック’, {Read More}