Blog - January 2018 Archives
January 2018 Archives
January 21, 2018
Weekly revue: 2018 week #3 (January 13 to 19)
Food: - Pudding at Matsuki, Nakano
- Corn taco rice at Moris, Shibuya
- Mutton salsa burger at W.P. Gold Burger, Shibuya
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.
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.
Music release news: Tentenko, Nosa Reina, Bakubaku Dokin, Milli Milli Bar
This week's videos:
Bakubaku Dokin "B.O.N.E."
Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Promo clip)
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
Music release news: Luby Sparks, Wednesday Campanella, Cherryboy Function
This week's video: France Gall (R.I.P.) "C'est cela l'amour"
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. :)
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
This week's video: WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile" (written & produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi)