Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Japan Times: Man With A Mission & Buzz The Bears Interview

I interviewed wolf-headed rock band Man With A Mission and Osaka melodic hardcore trio Buzz The Bears about their upcoming performances at this year’s Punkspring 2014 Festival for The Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/03/27/music/man-with-a-mission-and-buzz-the-bears-keep-punks-spirit-alive-at-punkspring/   Advertisements

The Guardian: Awesome City Club – “Lesson”

I wrote about Awesome City Club’s new track, “Lesson”, for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/mar/26/11-must-listen-new-tracks-from-around-the-world  

Red Bull Japan: Moritz von Oswald Lecture Report

3月4日に行われたRed Bull Music Academy主催のMoritz von Oswaldのレクチャーのレポートを書きました。Red Bull Japanのウェブでご覧になれます。 http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331639940940/music-blog-ryotaro-aoki-140317

The Faces Behind Babymetal

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The Japan Times: Mothercoat Interview

I interviewed Mothercoat about their shows at SXSW and their new line-up and EP. In the Japan Times. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/03/11/music/mothercoat-sees-tour-as-a-step-in-cultivating-a-global-fanbase/

The Japan Times: Owarikara Interview

I interviewed Hyouri Takahashi of Owarikara about the band’s new album, “Saihate Songs”. In The Japan Times. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/03/04/music/owarikara-takes-its-fans-to-the-edge-with-saihate-songs/

Red Bull Japan: Umez Interview

Red Bull JapanのウェブにてUmezのインタビューが掲載されました。 http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331636795854/music-blog-ryotaro-aoki-140303