Archive for August, 2010

Etsumi Seki

of thai kick murph Official Homepage Myspace Bass player for one of my favorite bands. I was choked when I heard thai kick might break up with Etsumi receiving a job offer outside Tokyo. However, these recent university grads soldiered on with Etsumi finding work close to home. Unfortunately, Kei (arguably the heart & soul […]

Manami Fujii

of グーミ One of the first things you notice about グーミ’s songs are the simple but infectious basslines. Manami brings the funk! And she’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Completely unflappable. Air Canada actually lost her luggage on our flight between Montreal and Toronto. She had no change of clothes, was missing […]

Pocket Aces (pt2 ft Shiori Sekine)

of Base Ball Bear and cult movie hit Linda Linda Linda Shiori セクシーね? I mean Sekine. hahaha. The first time I saw Shiori in Linda Linda Linda she looked rather Plain Jane. But in the blink of an eye she went from Ugly Betty to SI Swimsuit material. What I love most is how she […]

Pocket Aces (pt1 ft Natsuko Miyamoto)

When it comes to Dope Female Bassists, you won’t get a more attractive pair than: In an unlikely pairing, MOTFD performed with BASE BALL BEAR during the latter’s LIVE MATHEMATICS TOUR 09. The matchup isn’t actually that surprising since both bands are signed to EMI (though at the time MOTFD were technically still with Avocado […]

Neutral Boredom

I feel compelled to repent for my last post with some indie/underground goodness. Despite being totally swamped with organizing the tour (no thanks to all those who said they’d help but haven’t done Bo Diddly!!) I plan on taking a short trip to Japan just before the Next Music from TOKYO tour. Why? 2 events. […]

Michiko Koga

of THE PINK★PANDA(R.I.P) and Gacharic Spin Okay. I know what you’re thinking. Am I out of my f*cking mind?!! Well let me tell you brah. As corny as THE PINK★PANDA sounded on CD. They were the muh fuh bees knees live, biyatch. As far as I know, THE PINK★PANDA were a manufactured idol group ala […]

Miya (aka Suke B)

of 385 Myspace and BLEACH(R.I.P) SLAPPIN’ da Baaaaass Mon. Miya’s skills on bass are perverse. I guess that’s why her nickname was Suke B (sukebe = pervert). And her lungs were tailor-made for screaming. Her vocal cords must look like string cheese by now. She’s really calm and polite in person though. I actually sat […]


of audreyshoes and and メカネロ (mechanero)  (R.I.P) Her name is definitely not pronounced “ew!” Great, GREAT chops and she sings lead to boot. Her singing may not match her prowess on drums but she has a soothing voice that complements audreyshoes’ soft, jazzy tunes. And when did she become che-a’s drummer and what did they do […]

Miwako Matsuda

of 雅だよ雅 (Masadayomasa) Official Homepage Myspace and Official Homepage Myspace How can someone so cute look so badass as she manslaughters her kit standing up with a smile on her face? She and her partner-in-crime, るゥ, arguably upstaged ミドリand Zazen Boys as the opening act in 2008. Fukuoka girls represent!


of afrirampo   (R.I.P.) Official Homepage Myspace Probably the craziest drummer in this thread. If the NBA dunk contest were ever combined with drumming, she’d win hands down.

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