Articles by: Phillip Jackson

  • Summer Festivals

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Articles, Feature • On: Jul 01, 2017

    Summer Festivals

    The hot and humid weather can only mean one good thing – summer music festival time in Japan!

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  • Praying Mantis

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Jun 01, 2017

    Praying Mantis

    In the UK in the late 70s early 80s, there were a number of bands labeled the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and one of those bands was Praying Mantis

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  • Pretty Maids

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Articles, Interview • On: May 12, 2017

    Pretty Maids

    Formed in 1981 by friends Ken Hammer and Ronnie Atkins in Horsens, Denmark, Pretty Maids was originally a cover band

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  • Level 42

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Apr 01, 2017

    Level 42

    British fusion-pop band Level 42 started out with its 1981 self-titled debut album and had a run of hits including Lessons In Love and Something About You.

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  • Gus G

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Mar 01, 2017

    Gus G

    Metal guitarist Konstantinos Karamitroudis is better known as Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind axeman Gus

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  • The Stick Men

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Feb 10, 2017

    The Stick Men

    Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Marcus Reuter make up The Stick Men

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  • Deerhoof

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Dec 06, 2016

    Deerhoof

    The band Deerhoof has been together in one form or another since

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  • Heron

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Nov 04, 2016

    Heron

    Heron is an English folk group founded in 1967 featuring Roy Apps, Gerald Moore, Tony Pook, and Steve Jones. Coming together at a folk club in Maidenhead, England all those years ago, the band is eventually making its first trip to play in Japan where their first two albums have been re-released. KS spoke with Steve Jones to find out about the upcoming trip and also a little about their unusual early recording experiences. The two albums Heron and Twice as Nice and Half The Price are being re-released to coincide with Heron’s first visit

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  • Soul Asylum

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Oct 07, 2016

    Soul Asylum

    Debuting with the 1984 album Say What You Will…Everything Can Happen, frontman David Pirner still leads the US four-piece Soul Asylum, and with a new album, Change Of Fortune, KS caught up with David to find out about the new release and his thoughts on playing in Japan

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  • Ben Watt Band ft. Bernard Butler

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Articles, Interview • On: Sep 08, 2016

    Ben Watt Band ft. Bernard Butler

    British musician, singer, songwriter, author, DJ, and radio presenter Ben Watt is probably best known to many as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl

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