See 'Live From Tokyo,' Then Watch J-Rock Bands Play Live From Tokyo
|Japanese experimental-rock duo Kirihito|
Fighting that credit card urge yet? Check out the trailer:The documentary looks at Tokyo's music culture as a reflection of Japanese society and in relation to international music culture. In 2009, we find ourselves well into the iPod generation of hyper-connectivity and information culture. The Internet has become a household portal into the endless information of the world. The music industry is plummeting and listeners are accessing and treating music in a new way. Barriers that separated music cultures in the past are becoming less relevant as globalization continues to connect artists. A new paradigm of music culture is upon us. Tokyo's reputation for an overwhelming variety of global information, media-saturated urban environment and cutting edge innovation, makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture.
After the show, four bands featured in the film will perform a simulcast concert live-streamed from Tokyo's Forestlimit Cafe for the S.F. audience: Kirihito, Sajjanu, Yudaya Jazz, and Onnacodomo. Since we're guessing those names aren't terribly familiar, check out this funky-tech video from Kirihito for the song "Sai-Bo."