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I am very excited to see Kinoko Teikoku March 16, 2014

So excited that I, in fact, will make a very short and pointless blog post about it. They’re going to be playing two sets in Toronto as part of the ‘Next Music from TOKYO vol 6‘ series of shows with Happy! Mari, Uchu Conbini & Jizue (none of which I’m familiar with). The show dates are as follows:

May 16: Toronto @ the Rivoli
May 17: Toronto @ Lee’s Palace
May 19: Montreal @ Divan Orange
May 21: Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret (w/ guests: Sprïng)

If you’re able to attend any of these shows, I would highly suggest you do so. Kinoko Teikoku is just so good. Satou’s voice is so dreamyyyyyyyyy.

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Takeshi Terauchi – Nippon Guitars 1966-1974 March 13, 2014

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Dick Dale if he was a samurai

An interesting little find I had at Sloth Records today. If you know anything about me, I’m a pretty big fan of any sort of Japanese music. Likewise, I always try to keep my eye out for stuff like this. I was tempted to buy the $40 Attention Please record. Unfortunately… it was $40.

I’m not exactly familiar with Japan’s Baby Boomers and I’m even less familiar with that generations popular music. What I do know though is that the 60s were a time when Western rock’n’roll was just beginning to integrate itself into the East. With that said, when I listen to this record, I can hear an extreme amount influence from traditional Japanese folk music. Like half of the time it sounds like they’re covering Japanese folks songs in a bluesy surf rock style. Speaking of blues, that’s probably the third biggest influence I can hear behind the folk and the surf rock. The music feels dark and almost enka like at times. Add some stoner style fuzz and a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of funk and you get this record.

Anyways, if that sounds good to you, I suggest you check it out. It’s quite a good listen.

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