Tag: Japan

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Futari

Music Reviews

Beyond (Libra Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Burst City

Burst City

Screen Reviews

A low budget Japanese art film about punks, drag racing and teenage rebellion.

Hot Mikado

Hot Mikado

Archikulture Digest

What if Gilbert and Sullivan did “Chicago” with the cast of “Happy Days”?

Attack Force Z

Screen Reviews

Aussie Special forces go behind enemy lines in WW2 Asia to recover the crew of a lost airplane including an important defector.

Oh, Yoko

Music Reviews

I Love You (Normal Cookie). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Screen Reviews

Jiro’s well known sushi restaurant is in a Tokyo subway station, has ten seats, a bathroom off premises and three Michelin stars.

jj

Music Reviews

jj no.3 (Secretly Canadian). Review by Matthew Moyer.

KK Null

Music Reviews

Oxygen Flash (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Blacklist

Interviews

Too young to be fully cognizant of the more embarrassing excesses of Gothic music over the past twenty years, the young Turks of NYC’s own Blacklist are, perhaps unwittingly, the best hope of redeeming Goth-metal. Fresh from a European tour complete with horned hotel antics, Blacklist frontman and provocateur Josh Strawn told Ink 19 all about how he learned to stop worrying and love Motorhead and Scott Walker equally.

Lullatone

Interviews

Musical duos have become their own genre, much in the same way the Beatles helped define the bass, drums, guitars rock quartet. Matthew Moyer looks inside the husband/wife duo of Lullatone to explore the seriousness of toy instruments and just how much babies love Busta Rhymes.

Lullatone

Music Reviews

We Will Rock You… To Sleep (Audio Dregs). Review by Matthew Moyer.

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.