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March 2016 Archives


.30 Weekly revue 2016 week #12 (March 19 to 25)
.23 Weekly revue 2016 week #11 (March 12 to 18)
.17 Weekly revue 2016 week #10 (March 5 to 11)
.06 Weekly revue 2016 week #9 (February 27 to March 4)

March 30, 2016

Weekly revue 2016 week #12 (March 19 to 25)

Most of last week was spent on a fun trip in Kanazawa (Ishikawa pref.) and then to Himi (Toyama pref.) where we spent a night at the cottage of winery Says Farm together with several dear friends. We ate delicious sushi everyday, and also Kanazawa oden, and gelato.

金沢 金沢 金沢
日本海 七尾 七尾
氷見 氷見

Many more photos at Flickr!

Playlist: Concert, frenesi, etc.

Concert "Headache & Heartburn" frenesi "gendai"

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March 23, 2016

Weekly revue 2016 week #11 (March 12 to 18)

Food: - French restaurant Sublime, Shinbashi
- Cakes from Ressources, Akabane-bashi
- Coffee and chocolate cake at Aux Baccanales, Kioichō
- Sausage roll & more at Bespoque, Higashi-Nakano

Sublime Sublime Sublime Sublime
Sublime Sublime Aux Baccanales, Kioichō Sausage roll @ Bespoque

Music event: - Vanilla Beans performed their 9th one-man live on March 18, at Tokyo Kinema Club. I had bought our tickets via their free fan club back a few months ago, and just about a week before the show I received an email with the magic numbers: 1, 2, 3! Yes, we had the very first numbers which allowed us to go in before everyone else and get the best seats ever (center first row)! :D Of course it was my first time seeing Vanilla Beans live from so close! They gave a wonderful show full of favorites, with even three P5 covers (!), and a lot of songs from their latest album "Vanilla Beans V". The show was backed with their live band from start to end. I couldn't resist getting this great S*nic You*h homage T-shirt. :) Go to Natalie for show photos, and try to find me on this one.

Vanilla Beans

Set list: Say Goodbye / watashi,,, fukō guse / It's a Beautiful Day (Pizzicato Five cover) / Sweet Soul Revue (Pizzicato Five cover) / onna wa sore o gaman shinai / Night and Fly / Nicola / Choco Mint Flavor Time / Muscat Slope Love / Non-Section / Please Me Darling / Lady Survivor / Boyz & Girlz / Style and Council / Beanius / uchōten Girl
Encore: Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (Pizzicato Five cover) / Now & Forever

Exhibitions: - QP x Son of the Cheese collaboration at Isetan in Shinjuku!

QP @ Isetan QP @ Isetan QP @ Isetan QP @ Isetan

- Ran by chance into UJINO's "Rotate'n'Roll Over" solo exhibition at Yamamoto Gendai! It's up until Saturday March 26.


Playlist: Vanilla Beans, Especia

Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans V" Especia "Primera" Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans IV" Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans III"

This week's videos:

Nakatsuka Takeshi "Japanese Boy"

suiyōbi no Campanella "Chupacabra"

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March 17, 2016

Weekly revue 2016 week #10 (March 5 to 11)

Food: - Sandwich, tiramisu and coffee at Parlour Ekoda
- Vegetables, soft shell crab & more at Gessekai, Shibuya

パーラー江古田 パーラー江古田 月世界 月世界

Music event: I went to see Denki Groove on the first day at Zepp Tokyo! The entire show was non-stop from start til end, with no talk at all (except during the encore). Many older and rare songs were played. What an awesome techno show!

Set list: Hello! Mr. Monkey Magic Orchestra / Fallin' Down / Missing Beatz / Shameful / Shinkansen / Eine Kleine Melody / Baby's on Fire / Scorpion 2001 / Baron Dance / Asunaro Sunshine / Kamelife / TKO Techno Queen / Fake It! / Love Domination / Flashback Disco / Jumbo Tanishi / N.O. / Wicked Jumper
Encore: Loop Zombies

Exhibition: - QP x Son of the Cheese at Ginza Mitsukoshi!

QP @ 三越銀座店 QP @ 三越銀座店 QP @ 三越銀座店

Music release news: unBORDE all stars, Suzuki Saori, Nakatsuka Takeshi, FPM

unBORDE all stars "Feel + unBORDE Greatest Hits" Suzuki Saori "East River" FPM "Motions (Best Killer Remixes & Produce works by FPM)" (3CD) Nakatsuka Takeshi "EYE"

Playlist: Jintana & Emeralds, Denki Groove, Vanilla Beans, Especia, CAPSULE, XTAL, Reina & The Blue Valentines

Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny" Denki Groove "20" Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans V" Especia "Carta" CAPSULE "Wave Runner" XTAL "Skygazer" Reina & The Blue Valentines "Lady or Girl?"

This week's video: Kero Kero Bonito "Lipslap"

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March 6, 2016

Weekly revue 2016 week #9 (February 27 to March 4)

Food: - Curry at Indo Fujiko, newly opened in Kōenji (below Enban)
- Curry from Asia Curry House, Kinshichō
- Dark chocolate & pistachio gelato at Ayura Café Gelato & Espresso, Shinjuku. The gelato here is by Malga Gelato in Ishikawa pref . A must check for gelato fans!

インド富士子 インド富士子 Asia Curry House Ayura Café

Music event: - On Sunday February 28, I went to Dr. Usui's "OTOCO no Revenge Fes" festival held for free at Shibuya Lush, or at least I made it for the 2nd half of it. I got to see thai kick murph (a talented group with girl vocals with a post-rock-ish style), Genius P.J's (electro + rap unit), Electric Ribbon (idol group) and (M)otocompo! As I always think of Dr. Usui's band picks, all were great!

thai kick murph Genius PJ's
(M)otocompo (M)otocompo

Music release news: Chocolat & Akito meets The Mattson 2, Maika Loubté, Tarte Tatin, Aoi, Polysics

Chocolat & Akito meets The Mattson 2 "Chocolat & Akito meets The Mattson 2" Maika Loubté "Universal Metro" (Download) Tarte Tatin "re:10 tartetatin" Aoi "Girl" Polysics "What's This???"

Playlist: Denki Groove, XTAL, Especia, dip in the pool

Denki Groove "Fallin' Down" Denki Groove "25" XTAL "Skygazer" Denki Groove "Human Beings and Animals" Especia "Carta" Denki Groove "Yellow" dip in the pool "Highwire Walker"

This week's video:

Negicco "mujun, hajimemashita."


Re:Served "MIGOTO"

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