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.25 Weekly revue: 2017 week #25 (June 17 to 23)
.18 Weekly revue: 2017 week #24 (June 10 to 16)
.11 Weekly revue: 2017 week #23 (June 3 to 9)
.04 Weekly revue: 2017 week #22 (May 27 to June 2)


June 25, 2017

Weekly revue: 2017 week #25 (June 17 to 23)

Food: - Chicken curry at Tapir, Shin-Ōkubo

Tapir

Music event: I went to Wakita Monari's in-store event at HMV record shop Shinjuku Alta, on the day before the release of new single "I'm with you"! The new single's title track is a song written and produced by Fukutomi Yukihiro, a house music producer also famous for doing programming for Pizzicato Five (he was the co-producer of "Happy End of the World", which happens to have been released on the very same day 20 years ago!). The song is great of course! Watch the new video below. I also love the B-side, "EST! EST!! EST!!!", which was arranged by Arai Toshiya (of Count Joke, and also programmer for Konishi Yasuharu for many years now). She also sang new song "Irony" from her upcoming album "I am ONLY" (I suspect the title is a sort of "Monari" anagram). I really can't wait for the album!

Set list: Irony / EST! EST!! EST!!! / I'm with you

脇田もなり / WAKITA Monari @ HMV record shop Shinjuku ALTA 20170620wakitamonari.jpg

New music: Also this week was the release of Hoshino Michiru's new album "12 signs of the zodiac"! I've been enjoying it a lot! I can't wait to hear many of the new songs live. Check out the video below, directed by Sally Kubota!

Exhibition: I went to Los Apson's annual T-shirt fair, where about a hundred artists make brand new T-shirts. It supposedly starts with T-shirts sorted and piled nicely, but with so many people digging around to find ones they like or their own size it soon gets very messy! T-shirts end up in big piles, and what should be here might be at the other side of the room. Bottom line it's a lot of fun despite being a bit tiring! :) This is going on until tonight at 10pm. Hurry!

Music release news: Wakita Monari, Hoshino Michiru

Wakita Monari "I'm with you" (CD+7") Hoshino Michiru "12 signs of the zodiac"

This week's videos:

Hoshino Michiru "nagareboshi Rendez-vous"

Wakita Monari "I'm with you"

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:47 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |


June 18, 2017

Weekly revue: 2017 week #24 (June 10 to 16)

Tokyo Sky Tree seen from Asakusa

Food: - Puttu, chicken and black chickpea curries at South Park, Asakusa
- Deep-fried baby corn & "tulip karaage" at Pétanque, Asakusa
- Black forest cake from Acacier in Urawa, Saitama
- Hamburg steak at Augustus Gastropub, Shibuya
- Curry dinner at Cochin Nivas, Shinjuku
- Apple pie at Lunettes, Shinjuku

Puttu, chicken and black chickpea curries at South Park, Asakusa Pétanque, Asakusa Pétanque, Asakusa Black forest cake from Acacier Hamburger steak at Augustus Gastropub, Shibuya
Cochin Nivas Cochin Nivas Apple pie at Lunettes, Shinjuku

Music release news: Emerson Kitamura, Fujin Club, Halfby, Nona Reeves, Chie & The Wolf Baits, Alfred Beach Sandal + STUTS, Tweedees, Wakita Monari

Emerson Kitamura "Spinning Wheel / Remember" (7") Fujin Club "tabi to Ferry" Halfby "Slow Banana" (12") Nona Reeves "Billboard Best 2011-2016" Chie & The Wolf Baits "Chie & The Wolf Baits" Alfred Beach Sandal + STUTS "ABS+STUTS" Tweedees "à la mode" Wakita Monari "I'm with you" (CD+7")

This week's video: Fujin Club "tabi to Ferry"

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 20:11 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |


June 11, 2017

Weekly revue: 2017 week #23 (June 3 to 9)

Cat Kōenji cat カールおじさん

Food: - Three curries lunch plate & chai shaved ice at Hachi, Toshimaen
- "Bring Home the Bacon" at Buy Me Stand, Shibuya

八 / Hachi, Toshimaen 八 / Hachi, Toshimaen 八 / Hachi, Toshimaen "Bring Home the Bacon" at Buy Me Stand

Music release news: Hideki Kaji et Maki Nomiya, Nakano Aya, Sunny Kubota & Old Lucky Boys, Mondo Grosso, Cornelius

Hideki Kaji et Maki Nomiya "Rainy City / Summer Beauty 1990" (7") Sunny Kubota & Old Lucky Boys "One from Sunny's Heart" Nakano Aya "Asami no Blues" (7"+CD) Mondo Grosso "Reborn Again and Always Starting New" Cornelius "Mellow Waves"

This week's videos:

Cornelius "Somewhere/Someplace"

Mondo Grosso "Time"

Sunny Kubota & Old Lucky Boys "Candy Boy (Short ver.)"

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 11:02 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |


June 4, 2017

Weekly revue: 2017 week #22 (May 27 to June 2)

Food: - Dinner at Trailer, Kagurazaka! This temporary restaurant will close in August.
- Kerala chicken & pork vindaloo curries at Epitaph, Golden-gai
- Cherry parfait at Fruit Parlor Fukunaga, Yotsuya 3-chōme
- Curry nyūmen at Shake Stand, Daitabashi

Trailer, Kagurazaka Trailer, Kagurazaka Trailer, Kagurazaka
エピタフカレー / Epitaph curry Cherry parfait @ Fruit Parlour Fukunaga Curry nyūmen @ Shake Stand

Music event: I went to "Perfume FES!! 2017"! The first night actually, an event with Perfume and Denki Groove! I've loved Perfume for a very long time but it was my first time to see them live! Plus I'm a huge Denki Groove fan (and I love the new album "Tropical Love"), so that was a dream-like opportunity to see these two! Both shows were fantastic, with amazing visuals.

Denki Groove had VJing as usual, using full potential of the provided screens including the reversed triangle one in the center. For two songs guest Tomita Shiori (who sings on the album). Perfume's visuals had an incredible amount of lasers and synchronized lighting, probably the most hi-tech show I've ever seen.

Denki Groove set list (partial): Ningen President / Fallin' Down / Puerto Rico no HITorIKKO feat. Tomita Shiori / Ichigo-Musume feat. Tomita Shiori / Missing Beatz / Turn Over (Ishino Takkyu) / Shameful / Shinkansen / Flashback Disco / Baby's on Fire / N.O. / Love Domination (Ishino Takkyu) / Ufoholic

Perfume set list (partial): Tokyo Girl / I still love U / Flash / Magic of Love / ijiwaru na Hello / hōseki no ame / Game / Electro World / (Dancing along to Shangri-La w/ special visuals) / Party Maker / Puppy Love
Encore: Chocolate disco

Perfume Fes! 2017 Perfume Fes! 2017

Exhibitions: - Dropped by Mizuma Art Gallery to see a photo exhibition by Matsukage Hiroyuki titled "Lust". This is on until June 10. Details here.

Matsukage "LUST" @ Mizuma Art Gallery Matsukage "LUST" @ Mizuma Art Gallery Matsukage "LUST" @ Mizuma Art Gallery

- Also on its last day I caught solo exhibition "Archives" by street artist KAMI (HITOTZUKI), at Kinmeguro. Many paintings in both new and old styles.

KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro KAMI "Archives" @ Kinmeguro

Music release news: Kinoco Hotel, Hoshino Michiru, Hideki Kaji et Maki Nomiya

Kinoco Hotel "Playgirl dai makyou" Hideki Kaji et Maki Nomiya "Rainy City / Summer Beauty 1990" (7") Hoshino Michiru "kagami no naka no watashi" (CD+7"), "nagareboshi Rendez-vous" (CD+7")

This week's video: Kinoco Hotel "atashi no Sniper"

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 23:41 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |


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