CoppéThe legendary “godmother of Japanese electronica,” Coppé is a pioneering vocalist, producer and collaborator with Plaid, AtomTM and diverse luminaries. For two decades Coppé’s imprint Mango + Sweetrice Records has staked out adventurous musical ground from her base in Tokyo.www.sweetrice.com UhnellysFrom Saitama outside Tokyo, Uhnellys (“Undulators”) are rap-poet Kim and drummer Midi. Live instrumental looping
Highly influential UK post punk band the Membranes formed in the late seventies. Their angular records were popular with John Peel and the music press and had a big influence on groups from Sonic Youth to My Bloody Valentine. The group were a key part of the post punk DIY scene and toured the
Incomparable Japanese DJ unit Kyoto Jazz Massive celebrates 20 years with Mission, the first album from their new live combo, the Kyoto Jazz Sextet. Shuya and Yoshihiro Okino are the brothers behind Kyoto Jazz Massive, Shibuya club The Room, and the Crossover Jazz Festival. The Okinos now mark 20 years of stylish music making with Mission. Out
GRAB THE WORLD!!! US Tour Triumphant Return!!! press release: attention arts editors For one night only, Japan’s most inventive indie rock bands gather to celebrate their return from South by Southwest and US tours. Title: Grab the World!!! Date: May 9, 2015 Venue: Shimokitazawa Garden, Tokyo Open/Start: 15:30/16:00pm Tickets: ¥3500 (adv)
Kaoru Watanabe’s Ne-O Ensemble brings a playful, improvisational approach to taiko. An honor for SAIKO to host them at last weekend’s J-Collabo Spring Fest. SAIKO presents the Kaoru Watanabe Ne-O Ensemble, at J-Collabo Spring Fest, Brooklyn, April 17, 2015.
SAIKO is proud to present virtuoso of the Japanese taiko drums and bamboo flutes Kaoru Watanabe. The onetime artistic director of the Kodo drummers will perform with his Ne-O Ensemble at NPO J-Collabo‘s spacious home in Park Slope, Brooklyn this Saturday, April 18. (map)Please join us for a sakura season celebration to feature music and dance performances by
“Legendary Godmother of Japanese Electronica,” Coppé celebrates 20 years of Mango + Sweetrice. Coppé launches a year of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of her imprint Mango + Sweetrice with a series of performances at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Coppé will join underground UK dance music label Shiva Records, to present her unique blend of