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    Ash, Glim Spanky, Kali Uchis And More Added To Fuji Rock Festival 2018!

    • June 15, 2018 ● Bands

    The latest update is here

    The latest update is here

    With just a little over a month to go before the party gets going in Naeba, the latest artist announcement for Fuji Rock Festival 2018 has arrived.

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    Two experts discuss Bob Dylan

    Toshiyuki “Heckel” Sugano and Ryosei Sato discuss Dylan.

     

    Few artists confound audiences like Bob Dylan. In fact, a whole academic field, Dylanology, has sprung up to make sense of his exhaustive body of work. Dylan may be deserving of such attention after recently winning a Nobel Prize and his role in popular culture, for example, playing his anti-war hymn “Blowing in the Wind” minutes before Martin Luther King gave his famed “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington DC. Dylan gave a voice and a melody to the counter-culture. His artistic influences came from the free-wheeling Beat Generation, at one point inviting Alan Ginsburg on tour with him.

    Fujirockers recently spoke to Mr. Toshiyuki “Heckel” Sugano who was an A&R man for CBS/Sony and producer of the album Bob Dylan at Budokan, and Humbert Humbert vocalist, Ryosei Sato. The two are devoted fans and the closest thing to Dylanologists that we could find.
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    Meet the Blues Brothers from Down Under


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    A morning cup of joe to soothe the soul

    No, I’m not talking about some Jake and Elwood cover band from Australia, I’m referring to Josh and Sam Teskey, who along with two of their best mates make up The Teskey Brothers band. They’re a hard working, authentic sounding soul/blues band hailing from just outside of Melbourne, Australia. Their music honors the classic Stax and Motown sound, while staying fresh and original. READ MORE

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    EPPAI, Clown Prince of the Madcap


    EPPAI, busking and basking

    EPPAI, busking and basking

    Generally punk and one-man band are not concepts that fit together neatly in a person’s mind. Also, one would assume that the real draw of a one-man band would be the skill of the performance, not the crowd-work and attitude around the edges.  Especially when the performance involves playing violin and piano at the same time. But Tokyo’s EPPAI takes the anarchy and musical/comedic sensibilities of the Marx brothers and repackages it for the 21st century in the form of a punk one-man band performance artist.  

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    Post-Malone: From Rap to Riches


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    WHAAAAT… Number 1 album debut on Billboard 200, three top ten tracks at the same minute, 400 million streams in a week, and oh snap, mega-hit “Psycho”, which is THE jam of the summer. Don’t believe me, check it here rocking Coachella and I bet you it’s blasting out of every Prius and Maybach cruising down the 405. Need another jam to add to the playlist? What bout this one: “Rockstar”.

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    New Release Round Up: A Preview of Upcoming Material by 2018 Acts


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    Vampire Weekend at Fuji Rock 2013

    One of the big reasons that artists hit the summer festival circuit is to promote fresh new material they’ve just released.

    With Fuji Rock 2018 only a few months away, we have proof of some new albums coming out between then and now, with a few others that fans expect to be released before the date of the festival comes rolling around.

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    Real Rising Suns: Some Of The Up-And-Coming Japanese Acts At Fuji Rock 2018


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    Many people flock to Naeba every July because of the chance to see biggie-sized international acts take the stage at the Fuji Rock Festival, and the 2018 installment promises to deliver on that front. Yet it’s also a great chance to catch young domestic artists get a first crack at big-stage fair, and a great performance at Fuji Rock can win over new fans and potentially push themselves up a few rungs as a result. Plenty more names are sure to be announced in the months leading up to the gathering, but here are some early highlights from the pool of up-and-coming Japanese acts making the trip out to Niigata this summer.

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    Oldies And Goodies

    • March 23, 2018 ● Bands

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    If last week’s news of Nobel Prize-winning cultural icon Bob Dylan playing Fuji Rock surprised you, you weren’t the only ones.  Making his 101st appearance in Japan 40 years after his first, his announcement preceded today’s further additions to the 2018 line-up.

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    First Line-up Announcement for 2018

    • February 9, 2018 ● Bands

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    This year’s first Fuji Rock announcement is out and it’s comfortingly familiar.

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    Fuji Rock Line-up Predictions

    • January 22, 2018 ● Bands

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    Arctic Monkeys at Fuji Rock, 2011

    With the first Fuji Rock line-up announcement looming we thought we’d risk our non-existent musical reputations and take a punt at predicting which overseas acts will be on this year’s main stages. A few options have already been taken out of the running with early announcements from other Japanese festivals (My Bloody Valentine/ Nine Inch Nails), but there’s still plenty to choose from.

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