Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations
Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.
Review: Vamps — Underworld
Vamps' fourth album, 'Underworld,' cuts the frills and packs a punch!
Aussie Producer Turns Ghibli Music Hip-Hop
Meet Ghosting, an Australian music producer who reworked Studio Ghibli soundtracks into a tidy hip-hop instrumental mixtape.
The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan
Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.
An Ode to Magikarp: The Weakest Pokémon
Magikarp, considered the most pathetic Pokémon of all, gets its very own song!
Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad
Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.
5 Notable Songs from Japanese TV Commercials
If you find yourself humming a song in the middle of a packed train, your TV may be to blame!
BiSH Take 'My Landscape' Airborne
Japanese idol sextet BiSH are back with what may well be the most expensive alt-idol music video, shot on and around aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.
The Japanese 'Taiko' Drum Goes Electronic
The world's first ever electronic 'taiko' drum will be played on stage with the internationally recognized performance group Kodo.
Top 10 Songs That Are Perfect for 'Momijigari'
How does autumn sound? Listen to our recommended playlist to find out.
Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs
Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?
Noge: Yokohama's Hub for Cheap Drinks
With some 500 drinking establishments just 10 minutes south of Minato Mirai, the Noge area is 'the' spot to hit for a cheap drink in Yokohama.
Lovebites Unleash 'Shadowmaker' MV
Japanese power metal heroines Lovebites have unleashed the ferocious first music video taken from their debut album 'Awakening from Abyss' ahead of its October 27, 2017 CD release in the UK and Europe.
Japan's Top Music Festivals
Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!
How to Dominate the Bass, with F Chopper Koga
Want to learn some high-level slap-bass techniques? Rocker F Chopper Koga's best-selling series may be just the thing for you!
All-girl metal quintet Lovebites talk about how the band came together, their new EP, and their love of metal.
Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music
Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.
FEMM: My Revolution/Konyaha Boogie Back
Mannequin rap duo FEMM have launched an '80s/'90s Japanese culture revival project, kicking it off with two '80s/'90s cover tracks and one new song, set off with some funky 'Akira'-style illustrations!
Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier
Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.
Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol
Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.