Here's something to divide the masses:
Jeff wrote about the line-up for Rookie-a-Go-Go, and as usual I'd never heard of any of them. And as usual, I checked out only the ones with the goofy names.
With his sport coats, Hawaiian shirts and wayfarer sunglasses, Mukai Shutoku looks more like an 80's silicon valley exec than one of Japan's top indie-rock darlings.
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The British DJ known as Fake Blood has done quite well keeping his identity under wraps, even wearing masks behind the decks. But when you're touring the world, mixing on Radio One and keeping up with Twitter and other social media, it's only a matter of time before the jig is up.
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Every year the Fuji Rock Festival features some great young bands from across Japan on the Rookie A Go-Go stage. It’s your first chance to get a glimpse of the next big thing. Don’t pass it up. This year’s list after the proverbial jump.
Slide Guitar King Of The World
The Scotsmen make an long awaited trip to Fuji Rock.
Wanna know who's best out of Franz Ferdinand and The Killers? Wanna watch them go head to head in an all-or-nothing bout for supremacy? Wanna watch as someone "pit(s) the biggest bands in music against each other"?
It's a bit late to tell you now, but Friday night in Yokohama there was a mini-fest featuring four Fuji acts: Tokyo Ska Para, Curly Giraffe, UA and this mob... Cool Wise Men. I'd never heard of them, but the rest of the Greenroom Festival line-up was so good I thought I'd check them out.