Music! and Movies! in the Month of September, 2016

1 10 2016

Music!

And movies!!

Cannot say which one was my favorite but this one was surprisingly funny.  And I don’t even like unrealistic plots but this was OK.





Music! in the Month of June, 2015

30 06 2015

Quite a few music-themed films this month.  Some music in Bucharest and Cannes as well.

Pride

Pride. Rather timely.

Visiting a label in Bucharest, Romania.

Visiting a label in Bucharest, Romania.

MIDEM @ Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

MIDEM @ Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

Get On Up, a biopic about the king of soul, James Brown

Get On Up, a biopic about the king of soul, James Brown

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Shingo Sekiguchi @ Motion Blue Yokohama

Shingo Sekiguchi @ Motion Blue Yokohama

Blue @ Studio Coast

Blue @ Studio Coast

Moodoid @ Unit

Moodoid @ Unit

The Shiny Stockings @ Blues Alley

The Shiny Stockings @ Blues Alley

Hysteric Panic @ Yatsui Festival @ O-Nest

Hysteric Panic @ Yatsui Festival @ O-Nest

Blind Guardian @ O-East

Blind Guardian @ O-East

Hiroko Kokubu @ Yamaha Hall

Hiroko Kokubu @ Yamaha Hall

I quite enjoyed seeing these metal guys from Krefeld, Germany who came back to Japan on a proper tour for the first time in 13 years.





Music! in the Month of February, 2015

1 03 2015

Some jazz and jazz-y stuff plus alternative rock and classic punk.  In chronological order…

Halie Loren at Cotton Club

Halie Loren at Cotton Club

Nice display for Halie Loren at Yamano Music Store in Ginza

Nice display for Halie Loren at Yamano Music Store in Ginza

OK Go at On-Air East

OK Go at Tsutaya O-East

The OK Go crowd as seen from the balcony before show

The OK Go crowd as seen from the balcony before the sold-out show

Marcus Miller at Blue Note Tokyo

Marcus Miller at Blue Note Tokyo

Diane Schuur at Cotton Club

Diane Schuur at Cotton Club

Adam at at Tower Records Shibuya, an in-store event

Adam at at Tower Records Shibuya, an in-store event

Ditto

Ditto

The legendary Pop Group at Tower Records Shinjuku, an in-store event

The legendary Pop Group at Tower Records Shinjuku, an in-store event

Ditto

Ditto

Jill-Decoy association at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall

Jill-Decoy association at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall

Here is OK Go’s truly impressive video for “I Won’t Let You Down” shot in one single shot in Japan with a Japanese director, choreographer, staff, etc. etc. using Honda’s Uni-Cub as their vehicle.  Yes, quite literally.





Music in the Month of September

4 10 2012

I was under the impression that I had more musical activities during September but apparently not.  I did go to Tokyo Jazz Festival which is one event packed with multiple artists so that may be why I thought there was more.

In any case, to wrap up…

Bob James Quintet @ Blue Note Tokyo on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tokyo Jazz Festival @ Tokyo International Forum & Cotton Club. Saw Take 6, Ben E. King, Burt Bacharach, Steven Rossitto, Joe Sample & the CreoleJoe Band on Saturday, September 8 and Steven Rossitto and Esperanza Spalding on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

An edible promo gift. From Friday, September 21, 2012.

Chico & the Gypsies @ Blue Note Tokyo. Saturday, September 29, 2012





Closing the Year with the Music of the Stylistics

20 12 2011

Every year when the Stylistics return to Tokyo, it hits you that it’s really Christmas and that the year is almost over.  It’s often my final musical event of the year.

Saw the group last night so I am taking this opportunity to go back a bit to the beginning of November to recap my music experiences in the last couple of months (a couple of which I already wrote about but mostly haven’t.)

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One of the signature Stylistics songs in Japan, performed somewhat slower these days.








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