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.21 Weekly revue: 2018 week #3 (January 13 to 19)
.13 Weekly revue: 2018 week #2 (January 6 to 12)
.07 Weekly revue: 2018 week #1 (December 30 to January 5)


January 21, 2018

Weekly revue: 2018 week #3 (January 13 to 19)

Tokyo Sky Tree
Tokyo Sky Tree

Food: - Pudding at Matsuki, Nakano
- Corn taco rice at Moris, Shibuya
- Mutton salsa burger at W.P. Gold Burger, Shibuya

Pudding @ Matsuki Corn taco rice @ Moris Mutton Salsa Burger @ W.P Gold Burger

Music event: My first show of the year was Eye Röller from New York! They played at Moon Step in Nakano. Eye Röller is a band with a rock'n'roll sound, with singer Erik who MC'd their first Japan show in Japanese with an Osaka accent. Their bassist is Tsugumi Takashi (Old Monk, Van Goose, Twisty Bonbon, ex-PINE*am). They have a very tight sound and the songs were great! Formed about a year ago, they don't have any studio recordings released yet, but some live songs can be heard on Soundcloud and also there are many clips on YouTube including ones of their Japan tour.

The show had many other good bands too, and I ended up watching almost the whole event. I saw at least Bacara, The Tachometers (feat. Miki Mizutani (Hiroshima) on drums), Dance With Me, Rocket, Eye Röller, and Unknown.

Eye Röller @ Moon Step Eye Röller @ Moon Step

Movie: For a week before the premiere of "The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (which started yesterday January 20), there were film screenings for a week of the previous movie from over 30 years ago, "The Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (1985). I had seen it once on rental DVD, but this was a great opportunity to watch it on the big screen. Starring Takagi Kan and Kubota Shingo (who both also appear in the new movie), as well as Togawa Kyōko and Ozaki Kiyohiko, and many more. Like the new movie, the old one was also a rock musical, with most scenes turning into songs (and great ones at that). Now I wish for a DVD release (it was released many years ago but it's now rare)! At least I got the soundtrack of both movies that was released last week, so I'll keep listening to all of this great music.

Next, I'll be sure to catch the new movie at the theater a few times while it's showing. :) Don't miss it!! Theatre Shinjuku currently has costumes form the new movie on display.

星くず兄弟の新たな伝説 @ テアトル新宿 / The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers 星くず兄弟の新たな伝説 @ テアトル新宿 / The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers 星くず兄弟の新たな伝説 @ テアトル新宿 / The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers 星くず兄弟の新たな伝説 @ テアトル新宿 / The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers

Music release news: Tentenko, Nosa Reina, Bakubaku Dokin, Milli Milli Bar

Tentenko "kiken na anata" Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Download) Bakubaku Dokin "Good Night Baby" (7") Milli Milli Bar "My Sweet Seventeen" (Download)

This week's videos:

Bakubaku Dokin "B.O.N.E."

Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Promo clip)

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January 13, 2018

Weekly revue: 2018 week #2 (January 6 to 12)

Food: - Nanakusagayu (seven herbs rice porridge) on January 7 at Tapir
- Dhaba Special Thali at Dhaba☆Kunitachi

七草粥 / Nanakusagayu @ Tapir Dhaba Special Thali @ Dhaba☆Kunitachi

Music release news: Luby Sparks, Wednesday Campanella, Cherryboy Function

Luby Sparks "Luby Sparks" Wednesday Campanella "Edokko doko doko" (Download) Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4"

This week's video: France Gall (R.I.P.) "C'est cela l'amour"

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January 7, 2018

Weekly revue: 2018 week #1 (December 30 to January 5)

Happy New Year 2018! The new year came calmly. I was able to take some time to do some music write-ups of 2017 that I felt shouldn't be left behind. Now I'm looking forward to a new year of good music, good food and fun times. :)

Ginza
A photo of Ginza taken at the end of 2017

Music release news: Nakano Aya, DJ Misoshiru to MC Gohan, Charan-Po-Rantan, Avandoned, kotringo, Hosono Haruomi, Blue Peppers, @17, Kashif, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sunny Day Service, atarashii chizu, Nona Reeves, Denki Groove, "'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack", WHY@DOLL, Takkyu Ishino

Nakano Aya "girigiri no kankei" (7"+CD) DJ Misoshiru to MC Gohan "komenication" Charan-Po-Rantan "Mirage Collage" Avandoned "Donut Friends" (7"+CD) kotringo "ame no hakoniwa" Hosono Haruomi "Vu Ja De" Blue Peppers "Retroactive" @17 "Sugar Sugar / Bubble Bath Girl" Kashif "BlueSongs" (12")

Ryuichi Sakamoto "async - Remodels" Sunny Day Service "Popcorn Ballads", "Sunny Day Service in Hibiya natsu no ikenie" (DVD), "Christmas -white falcon & blue christmas- remixed by Konishi Yasuharu" (7") atarashii chizu "72" Nona Reeves "Hippopotamus" (7") Denki Groove "Man Human", "Man Human / konya dake", Ushio Kensuke "Devilman crybaby Original Soundtrack" "'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack" WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile" Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017"

This week's video: WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile" (written & produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi)

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