Category Live

The Japan Times: X Japan Live Review

Indeed, it has been a very long time since we’ve had an X Japan album. But to fans, even the delays are part of the mythos — one full of hardship, success, tragedy and resurrection. This time, however, it looks certain that a comeback is going to happen. Read the full article at The Japan […]

Red Bull Japan: RBMA presents Dorian Concept Liveレポート

Red Bull Music Academy主催のDorian Conceptの来日公演のレポートを書きました。Red Bull Japanのカルチャーページにて: http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331687749236/music-blog-ryutaro-aoki-141031

The Japan Times: X Japan Live Review

My report on X Japan’s Yokohama Arena show on September 30th, before their show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/10/09/music/review-x-japan-yokohama-arena/

Red Bull Japan: 迫力のCrossfaithライブをレポート

新木場スタジオコーストで行われたRed Bull Live on the Road 2014 FINAL STAGEのCrossfaithのライブのレポートを書きました。Red Bull Japanのカルチャーページにて: http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331681195979/music-blog-ryotaro-aoki-140926-2

The Japan Times: Rock In Japan Festival 2014 Live Review

My review on Rock In Japan Festival 2014, featuring Dragon Ash, Chara and more. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/08/05/music/dragon-ash-chara-impress-at-rock-in-japans-first-weekend/#.VF2vq_SUcuE

The Japan Times: Luna Sea Live Review

I reviewed Luna Sea’s 25th Anniversary Show on May 29 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Check it out at the Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/06/19/music/review-luna-sea-at-yoyogi-national-gymnasium/#.U64aWY2SywE

Red Bull Japan: Rainbow Disco Club 2014 Live Review

4月29日東京・晴海客船ターミナルで開催されたRainbow Disco Club 2014のレポート書きました。Red Bull Japanのウェブです。 http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331651040275/rainbow-disco-club

Melt-Banana Plow Through Into The Future

Melt-Banana played a show at Roppongi’s Super Deluxe at the end of last month. I managed to swing by to catch their set, which was a bill that also included Kyoto’s Limited Express (has gone?), Tokyo locals Milla and the Geeks, and American band Moon Duo. Anyone with an interest in Japanese indie rock will have […]