While having only spent one year in Japan, my interest and support for the local music scene in Osaka has allowed me to come in contact with some truly amazing bands, but I had to find them the hard way. There was no blog or site dedicated to concert listings for music fans that aren’t skilled in Japanese, outside of visual-kei bands and touring j-pop acts, so I aimed to fix that. Now that I’ve got some handle on the Japanese language, I look around for upcoming live shows and album releases by underground bands and artists so that people searching for good live shows in Japan know where to go.

Facts about me:

  • I’m also an avid fan of Japanese 60s and 70s hard and psychedelic rock
  • I’ve also been known to sing enka songs really loud when I’m drunk at karaoke.