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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

See 'Live From Tokyo,' Then Watch J-Rock Bands Play Live From Tokyo

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Japanese experimental-rock duo Kirihito
  • Japanese experimental-rock duo Kirihito

​This, folks, has been a big year for Japanese rock in the U.S. -- and in the Bay Area. We recently witnessed local shows from X Japan and Dir en grey, two big-time rock groups from the island nation that are still struggling to break into the U.S. despite massive success at home. We've also seen local shows from Guitar Wolf, Shonen Knife, and other J-rock bands.

Next Friday will bring a smaller, but still very interesting, addition to the year's list of local J-Rock events. Following a screening of Live From Tokyo, an intriguing new documentary about the Tokyo rock scene, three Japanese rock bands will perform a simulcast live show from a Tokyo cafe for the screening audience. 

Which is good, because frankly, after watching the trailer for the film, we had to fight ourselves really hard to keep from throwing a plane ticket to Tokyo on our credit card. Check it out after the jump.

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