Daniel Robson

we saw this

What Happened at Japan's Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, no booze, cross-dressing, and segregation: this fest is all about promoting Harajuku culture to foreign bodies.
Daniel Robson
10.8.14
we saw this

If You Don't Go See Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku in Concert, You're Insane

Japan's premiere virtual superstar is playing LA and NYC later this month and it's gonna be a nerdgasm of epic proportions.
Daniel Robson
10.1.14
Festivals 2014

What People Were Wearing at Japan's Summer Sonic Festival

Even Japanese festivalgoers like flower crowns. But they really upped the ante with their stuffed worm headgear.
Daniel Robson
8.20.14
Interviews

Japanese Pop Star Oomori Seiko's Music Sounds like "Disneyland in Hell"

She wears blood-soaked nurses outfits, thinks boys are stinky, and describes making a CD as "like a burial."
Daniel Robson
8.18.14
style

Meet Bakubaku Dokin, the Weirdo J-Pop Duo Who Will Make Your Heart Go Boom

They sing about haircuts and meat, love The Spice Girls and Hanson, and want to bring their act to America.
Daniel Robson
7.14.14
Interviews

Inside the Dark but Colorful Hyper-Reality of Urbangarde

The "trauma techno pop" band talks about suicide by selfies, blood as the ultimate accessory, and Japan's rising artists.
Daniel Robson
7.11.14
Interviews

Cibo Matto Are Back to Talk About Mother Fucking Nature

Step into the Hotel Valentine.
Daniel Robson
2.6.14
style

Charisma.com: This Japanese Electro-rap Duo Will Make Your Life Better

Female Japanese artists aren't all super-cute, rainbow-loving J-pop puppets. Charisma.com are dryly humorous and write flinty rhymes that are critical about society while being catchy and cool too.
Daniel Robson
9.3.13
Features

Mike Watt Loves Japanese Math Rockers Lite and So Do We

We met up with Lite at their Tokyo rehearsal space to talk bowel malfunctions, Mike Watt's special sauce, and tips for eating curried rice.
Daniel Robson
8.27.13