Ayumi Hamasaki

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    SxSW: Japan Nite and the Future of Japanese Music in America

    Jonathan McNamaraJinnyOops! performing at Japan Nite 2010. See more shots in our Japan Nite slide show. ​The chances are fairly good that you have never heard of Japan Nite. Never mind the fact that this SxSW showcase has been going on for 15 years; the odds are you won't recognize any of the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Polysics at Rhythm Room

    Jonathan McNamaraFumi of Polysics.​Polysics bassist Fumi sits on the curb outside Rhythm Room chatting with the band's photographer Tsukasa as drummer Yano stretches out. The show's over, but she's still wearing her orange flight suit with iconic "P" tacked onto the front and says she's tired. Aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2008

    Dir en Grey at Marquee Theater

    See more shots in our Dir en Grey slide show.By Jonathan McNamaraMarquee Theater wasn't at its most packed on Friday, November 28. Lines to the entrance were relatively short despite the routine bag checks. Inside, a crowd of fans clad in Dir en Grey shirts hung close to the barrier between them a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Big in Japan

    How does one tiny island nation create so much disposable pop?