-updated : 29th Jul. '10 - The editor's note - The Mag's LastFm
Caribou
Caribou (6th Jul. @ Daikanyama Unit)-->MySpace / iTunes
A Flood Of Circle
A Flood Of Circle (3rd Jul. @ Shibuya Club Quattro / 5th Jun. @ Nagoya Club Quattro / 6th Jun. @ Shibuya O-East)-->MySpace / iTunes
Afrirampo
Afrirampo (26th Jun. @ Umeda Shangri-La)-->My Space / iTunes
Uri Nakayama
Uri Nakayama (18th Jun. @ Tokyo Kinema Club)-->iTunes
Justin Nozuka
Justin Nozuka (9th Jun. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)-->Myspace / iTunes
Santara
Santara (6th Jun. @ Kichijoji Manda-La2)-->MySpace / iTunes
Doberman
Doberman (4th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa Garden)-->My Space / iTunes
Crying Nut
Crying Nut (4th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa Garden)-->My Space/ / iTunes
Geeks
Geeks (3rd Jun. @ Shinsaibashi Club Drop)-->My Space
Sennoushudan Kimi & Rock
Sennoushudan Kimi & Rock (3rd Jun. @ Shinsaibashi Club Drop)-->My Space
NaLas(ナラズ)
NaLas (31st May @ Shinjuku Marz)-->My Space
Shibusa Shirazu
Shibusa Shirazu (29th May @ Yuzuki Hiroba, Fukuoka)-->MySpace / iTunes
Boredoms
Boredoms (28th May @ Shibuya O East)-->iTunes
The 50Kaitenz
The 50Kaitenz (25th May @ Osaka Big Cat / 20th May @ Liquidroom Ebisu)-->MySpace / iTunes
髭 - HiGE
Hige : (23rd May @ Akasaka Blitz)-->My Space / iTunes
Ogre You Asshole
Ogre You Asshole : (05/23 @ 23rd May @ Akasaka Blitz)-->MySpace / iTunes
Comeback My Daughters
Comeback My Daughters (16th May @ F-X 2010 in Uminaka Kaihin Koen, Fukuoka)-->Myspace / iTunes
Hawaiian6
Hawaiian6 (15th May @ F-X 2010 in Uminaka Kaihin Koen, Fukuoka)-->MySpace / iTunes
The Back Horn
The Back Horn (15th May @ F-X 2010 in Uminaka Kaihin Koen, Fukuoka)-->MySpace / iTunes
Jay Kabira
Jay Kabira (14th May @ Shibuya B.Y.G)
The XX
The XX (14th May @ Daikanyama Unit)-->MySpace / iTunes
buttonSmashing Mag had a renewal and if you could not get in there automatically, here is it. There will be no updating in this old format of the site.(7/28)
buttonIt is getting extremely difficult for the edito, Koichi, to update this English version and decided to give you information on the new reports as such posted in the new Japanese site here. Sorry bout this, but it is beter, we find, to hurry to open the new English version rather than spending time on this old format. In the Japanese version, we have posted Emi's pphoto report of Mumford & Sons (25th Jun. @ John Peel Stage, Glastonbury Festival), Afrobeta (25th Jun. @ The Glade Stage, Glastonbury Festival), Jesca Hoop (25th Jun. @ BBC Introducing Stage, Glastonbury Festival), The Magic Numbers (25th Jun. @ Other Stage, Glastonbury Festival) as well as Hiroshi's photo report of Miike Snow (25th Jun. @ John Peel Stage, Glastonbury Festival) as a part of Glastonbury Festival Special. Also Koichi's photo report of Malavoi (18th Jun. @ Alhambra, Paris) which was done before him heading for The UK. (7/18)
buttonIzumi Kumazawa's swift photo report of Caribou (6th Jul. @ Daikanyama Unit) is posted. They are heading for Seoul and playing @ V-Hall on the 9th.(7/07)
buttonOne of most vavorite bands of Takumi Nakajima from Kansai, Hey-Smith's 2 shows (4th Jul. @ Shibuya Lush & 3rd Jul. @ Shimokitazawa Shelter) were both captured and his hyper swift photo reports are both posted.(7/06)
buttonNaoaki's photo report of A Flood Of Circle (3rd Jul. @ Shibuya Club Quattro) is posted. A bit more to go to lead you to the renewal of the Mag. Pls be patient. (7/05)
buttonFor the special feature of Sakae Sp-Ring 2010(5th & 6th Jun. in Nagoya), Yoshitaka added a series of a photo report of Sister Jet, Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs, School Food Punishment, Soul Kids, Doping Panda & Painojac and completed. (7/04)
buttonTerumi Fukano did a shooting of the last show of Afrirampo (26th Jun. @ Umeda Shangri-La), one of the most eccentric rock duo born in Japan. One of them, Oni has released a solo debut album, "Sunwave Heart" and we believe & hope the other one, Pikachu, will be active as well.(7/02)
buttonNaoaki's photo report of Uri Nakayama (18th Jun. @ Tokyo Kinema Club) is posted. (6/28)
buttonThe first trip of Shibusa Shirazu (29th May @ Yuzuki Hiroba, Fukuoka) into Kyushu was captured by Toru Suguta and his photo report is posted. (6/22)
buttonYoshitaka based in Nagoya covered an annual event there called Sakae Sp-Ring. I hear there were 195 bands played in for three days in 12 venue and he could manage to do a shooting of A Flood Of Circle &Okamoto's and more to come, but his photo reports of those now posted in the English version.(6/20)
buttonNaoaki's photos of a folkie pop duo, Santara (6th Jun. @ Kichijoji Manda-La2) are posted. There still is a long way to go to get a renewal site of this English version... Sorry. (6/19)
buttonTerumi Fukano's photo report of A Flood Of Circle (6th Jun. @ Shibuya O-East) is posted. (6/16)
buttonKoichi "hanasan" Hanafusa did a shooting of a Canadian "acoustic soul" singer & songwriter, Justin Nozuka (9th Jun. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange) and his photo report is uploaded. It was a year and a half ago when we first covered his show in Tokyo and he has appeared in Fuji Rock Festival twice...(6/15)
buttonSince Doberman experienced an amazing show in Korea, these wild cats from Osaka decided to organize a tour with their mates, Crying Nut, a top Korean Punk, under a banner of "Asian Rock Bus" and this is the 2nd time around in Japan. The editor in chief, Koichi "hanasan" Hanafusa was there to do a shooting of Doberman & Crying Nut (4th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa Garden) and the photo reports are both posted.(6/14)
buttonTakumi Nakajima, now based in Tokyo, covered one of his most favorite bands from Osaka, Hey-Smith (12th Jun. @ Osaka Big Cat) again and its photo report is posted.(6/13)
buttonWell, well, again we have a hyper swift photo report of Mika (11th Jun. @ Namba Hatch), this time, from Hiroshi Maeda and posted now. You may have realize that Smashing Mag now has got a new face in Japanese version, but we need a bit more time to complete English version... Sorry about this. (6/12)
buttonThis time, from Yoshitaka Kogawa, we received a hyper swift photo report of Mika (10th Jun. @ Zepp Nagoya) and posted straight away. There wiil be a show in Osaka tomorrow, but it seems sold out....(6/11)
buttonAgain, but this time, from Sam Samata, we received a hyper swift photo report of Mika (8th Jun. @ Zepp Tokyo) which tells us how gorgeous the show was! Do not miss the show in Nagoya and Osaka. (6/09)
buttonIzumi Kumazawa's hyper swift photo report of Mika (7th Jun. @ Zepp Tokyo) is posted. Mika is playing @ the same Zepp Tokyo tonight and heading for Nagoya to play @ Zepp Nagoya on the 10th and @ Namba Hatch on the 11th.(6/08)
buttonTakumi is moving to Tokyo, but has been covering lots of local bands and this, Sennoushudan Kimi & Rock (3rd Jun. @ Shinsaibashi Club Drop) is one of those. He sent us his photo reports of Sennoushudan Kimi & Rock as well as Geeks shared the same stage. Due to our operation of renewal of this web site, there is a delay of the postings, but soon we will be coming to you in new design and face.(6/05)
buttonAfter 4 years of absence from Tokyo, Boredoms (28th May @ Shibuya O East) is back in action which was captured by Yusuke Kitamura following his photo reports of them in NYC 3 years back. (6/03)
buttonRyota Mori's photo reports of ever rocking The 50Kaitenz (25th May @ Osaka Big Cat / 20th May @ Liquidroom Ebisu) are both posted.(6/02)
buttonIn Japanese version of the Mag, our journalist, Nobuyuki Ikeda, has been checking some up & coming bands and giving us what is to come next in the scene in Japan. For the last year or so, he has been following this band, NaLas (31st May @ Shinjuku Marz) which was captured by Terumi Fukano. I guess this is the first appearance of the in the English version and you may have some idea of the band now.(6/01)
buttonToru Suguta's photo report of Comeback My Daughters (16th May @ F-X 2010 in Uminaka Kaihin Koen, Fukuoka) is posted.(5/31)
buttonA neo psychedelic Hige has been organizing a series of a show under a banner of "9mm long Hige & Nico's Asshole" with a guest band monthly for 3 months and Naoaki Okamura covered one (23rd May @ Akasaka Blitz) which featured Ogre You Asshole along with Hige(5/30)
buttonAgain for the special feature of The Great Escape Festival(13th to 15th May), Emi sent us her photo report of a French rock band, Revolver, who appeared to be pretty big there as there were full on French people at the venue, she said...(5/26)
buttonThere are 4 more photo reports delivered from Emi and added to the special feature of The Great Escape Festival(13th to 15th May). Now we have these in the list now. Danish band, Choir of Young Believers, Finish folk punk duo, Jaakko & Jay, an Icelandic post rock, For A Minor Reflection and Mancunian Delphic played @ Summer Sonic last year.(5/24)
buttonToru Suguta based in Fukuoka covered a festival called BEA presents F-X 2010 (15th May @ F-X 2010 in Uminaka Kaihin Koen, Fukuoka) and did a shooting of Hawaiian6 & The Back Horn. The both photo reports are posted.(5/23)
buttonFor the special feature of The Great Escape Festival(13th to 15th May), Emi added her photo reports of The Dodos & Goldheart Assembly. The Dodos is a folk rock trio from San Francisco and, according to their My Space, their next show is @ Bonnaroo Music Festival on the 10th of June. London based Goldheart Assembly is on tour now in the UK and playing @ The Cluny, New Castle tonight. (5/21)




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(4th Jul. @ Shibuya Lush / 3rd Jul. @ Shimokitazawa Shelter / 12th Jun. @ Osaka Big Cat / 14th May @ Osaka Big Cat / 2nd May @ Kobe Shukugawa Gakuin University / 24th Apr. @ Suzuka Spark)-->MySpace / iTunes
Sakae Sp-Ring 2010
Sakae Sp-Ring 2010

feat. A Flood Of Circle, Okamoto's, Sister Jet, Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs, School Food Punishment, Soul Kids, Doping Panda & Painojac(5th & 6th Jun. in Nagoya)
11th Jun. @ Namba Hatch / 10th Jun. @ Zepp Nagoya / 8th Jun. @ Zepp Tokyo / 7th Jun. @ Zepp Tokyo-->MySpace / iTunes

intro (JPN) feat. Let's Buy Happiness, The Dodos, Goldheart Assembly, Choir of Young Believers, Jaakko & Jay, For A Minor Reflection, Delphic, Revolver...and more (13th to 15th May in Brighton)-->MySpace

feat. Kanina, Calmera, Aureole & Urbansole(27th Apr. @ Kitahorie Club Vijon)-->iTunes
24th Apr. @ Sakaihigashi Goith / 21st Mar. @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC / 27th Feb. @ Koshigaya Easygoings / 13th Feb. @ Sakaihigashi Goith-->MySpace
Japan Nite US tour 2010
Japan Nite US tour 2010
feat. Chatmonchy, Omodaka, Red Bacteria Vacuum, Okamoto's, Jinny Oops!(21st Mar. @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC)
Being There(23rd Apr. @ Zepp Tokyo / 22nd Apr. @ Osaka Big Cat)"-->MySpace / iTunes
Ska for life: Gaz's Rockin' Blues Anniversary Party Shakes the Shack feat. The Ska Flames, Sound Dimension feat. Stranger Cole, The Skatalites feat. Doreen Shaffer & Jam Session(4th Apr. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
feat. Emi Meyer, Ann Sally, Yuichi Ohata, Humbert Humbert, Jesse Harris, Joe Henry (4th Apr. @ Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo)
18th Mar. @ Sapporo Cube Garden / 12th Mar. @ Nagoya Club Quatrro --> MySpace / iTunes
6th Mar. @ Shibuya O East / 3rd Mar. @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro --> MySpace / iTunes
6th Mar. @ Shibuya O East / 3rd Mar. @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro --> My Space / iTunes

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