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Japanator Radio 134

Saved from the clutches of an icy digital death, it's another Japanator Radio!There's a whole lot of new stuff this week. Vamps, Scandal, Aira Mitsuki, Kamomekamome...hey wait, something isn't right there.Check out the full show for that an...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 133

Hello again! I am glad to see that many of our constant listeners have survived the break. I would like to take a moment to remember those who fell during the Great Nothing. They fought valiantly and they will be missed.OK, sexy-party time!...

 
 
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Boom Boom Satellites to live stream exclusive show

It isn't often that you get to have an up close and personal view of a band as the play live on the other side of the planet. Leave it to electro-rockers Boom Boom Satellites to make it happen.As part of an exclusive offer to fans, Boom Boo...

 
 
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J-Rock in your Rock Band? Let's be serious

In case you missed it, there's been a bit of a dust-up over the idea, the very idea, of bringing Japanese bands to the TV-game Rock Band. Harmonix asked JRockRevolution about what bands might be the most popular choice to add to their libra...

 
 
 
 
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Japanator Radio 132

Friends, Klingons, otaku, lend me your ears, for it's time for another Japanator Radio! This week, a wide array of music from the likes of The Pillows, Aural Vampire, Vola & the Oriental Machine and Karasu in the Artist Spotlight.Now th...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 131

If seeing is believing, then hearing is the reward for your faith. It's another Japanator Radio!This week, someone asked me how I got into Japanese music, so one of the sets is devoted to that. I could go on and on, but I just picked three ...

 
 
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Weebl's Tiny Japanese Girl saves the day

Maybe it's the super slick electro-pop, maybe it's the catchy chorus or maybe it's just because I have a thing for tiny Japanese girls playing wicked synth lines, whatever the case, this video is fantastic.Oh, and it might help if you've se...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 130

Here we are again, old friend. Just you, me and a million other people looking on in anticipation for this, the next episode of Japanator Radio! This week, some great music from the likes of De De Mouse, Winnie, Abingdon Boys School and 9mm...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 129

After a brief (yet no-less soul-crushing) unscheduled delay, we are back with another new episode of Japanator Radio!This week, music from Ai Otsuka, The Brixton Academy, Sotaisei Riron and De De Mouse in the Artist Spotlight!Let's face it....

 
 
 
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Japanator Radio 128

Welcome to the day before April Fool's day. This is not a joke! Do not look for any!This week, music from Buck-Tick, TM Revolution, Midori and more, as well as Veltpunch in the Artist Spotlight.Seriously, get ready to not believe anything f...

 
 
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Show us your rock'n'roll face, win Chatmonchy stuff

Chatmonchy, an all girl rock and roll trio from Japan, is currently making their way across America as part of the Japan Nite tour. They are also making some extra appearances on their own along the way. It's a show that's sure to rock the ...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 127

A new Wednesday has just begun to bash you over the head, so why not soothe the pain with a new Japanator Radio? New music this week from Yuki, Perfume, Miyavi and more, as well as the always awesome Bloodthirsty Butchers in the Artist Spot...

 
 
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Weird Al and Michael Jackson on Japanese TV in 1984

I mean really, do you even need an explanation? You do? Well OK, here it is from the lips (or fingers) of Al himself:"This is me on a Japanese TV show in 1984, singing 'Eat It' (badly) in half-English, half-phonetic-Japanese. My look...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 126

With just a hint of the whiff of spring, as well as a thick layer of dog poo that's starting to thaw, another Japanaotr Radio has appeared!This week there's new music from FLOPPY, Serial TV Drama, School Food Punishment and more, as well as...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 125

It's a new Japanator Radio! Exclamation point! For emphasis!This week, music from Capsule, Mudy on the Sakuban, The Telephones, Chatmonchy in the Artist Spotlight and much more! Woo!Grab it whilst the grabbin's good! ! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 125 ...

 
 
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Massive corruption exposed in Japanese vis-kei industry

The music industry has never claimed to be pure at the driven snow. Shady deals and shadier dealers are par for the course if you're a band wanting to make it big. But things get a little coo-coo-bananas over in Japan when it comes to the i...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 124

"I don't feel tardy." Yep, sorry for the day delay. But lo, here is the new show!This week, we've got an ass-load of new music from the likes of Capsule, The Brilliant Green and Straightener, and a look at Shiina Ringo and her ban...

 
 
 

So we got a new puppy...

...and here he is:And in action:We're still working on a name, but I think we're narrowing it down. He's from a shelter, so we don't know what breed his parents are, but he was listed as a "corgi mix." So, we'll just have to wait and see wh...

 
 
 
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Japanator Radio 123

First off, sorry for the missed week last week. What can I say? I can say nothing. Second off, here's the new show! Yay! This week, new releases from People in the Box, 80kidz and Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, and everybody's favorite Abing...

 
 
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Tiny Kitten Teeth's Catbus Babies

An art gallery in Alhambra, California by the name of Nucleus, a "welcoming gathering place for the art loving community...offering quality art, art-related goods, and rarities," is taking submissions. "Oh," you say from...

 
 
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De De Mouse album to feature art by Akihiko Yoshida

If the name Akihiko Yoshida is oddly familiar to you, yet you're still unable to place it, you're not alone. While a great many people would be able to name their top ten favorite Final Fantasy characters, many would have a hard time tellin...

 
 
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American Dad plays 'Japanese funk' group Perfume

It's been ages and eons since I was last desperate enough to watch an episode of American Dad. I'm all for Seth MacFarlane ruling animated TV, just so long as it's Family Guy and only Family Guy and none of the Meg episodes because those ar...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 122

Welcome to another Japanator Radio! For all you know, this show has been all nice and tidy and ready to go far in advance, all professional like, and not actually slammed together at the last second in a desperate attempt to get to bed befo...

 
 
 
 
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Japanator Radio 121

Previously, on LOST...Oh, sorry. Uh, what now? Oh yeah, here's the new Japanator Radio. New music from L'Arc~en~Ciel, Miki Furukawa, GPKISM, The Brown in the Artist Spotlight and a lot more....Oh, you're still here. ... DOWNLOAD EPISODE 121...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 120

Just like clockwork, it's time for ano...What? Oh. We're a day late? Hm.Just like a pretty reliable clock that's right most of the time but slips from time-to-time, it's another episode of Japanator Radio!Tons of new stuff this week from Po...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 119

That's right. After a break that was just a little longer than expected, Japanator Radio has returned! Welcome to the future, friends!And wouldn't you know it, but the future looks an awful lot like the recent past. This week, we've got mus...

 
 
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Kayo to leave Polysics, band plans a party, break

Earlier today the Twitter-webs lit-up as word of the departure of one of the most iconic keyboard players in Japanese rock announced that she was leaving the band. The mono-named Kayo was one of the founding member of Polysics back in 1998....

 
 
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Japanator Radio 118 - Best albums of 2009 Part 2

This is it! The final Japanator Radio episode of the year!This week we wrap up our look back at the second half of the year in music. It's been a busy one to say the least, and it's always tough to narrow down the list to just a few. Also t...

 
 
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Polysics US tour announced for 2010

[insert obligatory fan blathering here]That's right. Polysics, everybody's (yes, even you) favorite new-wave spazz-rock band from Japan has just announced that they are once again going to shock and awe crowds across America OR DIE!!!!Polys...

 
 
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Win the chance to make a video for Chatmonchy

Chatmonchy, "three girls from Japan who rock," are all set to storm American shores in 2010. Already popular in Japan, their first ever US appearance will be at the next South By South-West (SXSW), taking place in March. Ki/oon Re...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 117 - Best albums of 2009

It's that time of year again. The time for bloggers everywhere to slack off and rack up cheap hits by squeezing out a mostly arbitrary list of top whatevers of the year.  It's like having a working vacation, and then a real vacation!Bu...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 116

Different bat-time, same bat-podcast! It's Japanator Radio, now nestled into its new Wednesday time slot. Well, at least from where I'm stationed here in the barren, icy wastes where all hope has been lost and there be dragons. Your own loc...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 115

Put that leftover turkey sandwich down! It's time to bite into another juicy episode of Japanator Radio! This week, music from Vola & the Oriental Machine, Monobright and Sex Machineguns as well as a look back at Downy in the Artist Spo...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: OMODAKA - Plum Song EP

It might be overselling it a bit to say that electro producer OMODAKA, aka Soichi Terada, became an overnight sensation. But not by much. Terada has been making music under the OMODAKA name for a few years, but it was only after the video f...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 114

Happy holidays! Or not, if you live outside of America, or if you just hate the holidays, a sentiment for which I can not blame you.This week on Japanator Radio, new music from OMODAKA, some Grief of War, some Ao and a look at Fujifabric in...

 
 
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Win tickets to see Dir en Grey in LA

Vis-kei band that isn't really a vis-kei band anymore Dir en Grey is set to play two gigs in LA this weekend. November 20th and 22nd will see them bringing their nu-metal rock sound to the House of Blues Sunset Strip.Tainted Reality is offe...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 113

Back again with lucky show number 113! It's another one of them there radioator Japan cast pods.This week, lots of cool new news and music from the likes of Utada Hikaru, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, An Cafe and a closer look at Boom Boom Satelli...

 
 


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