Archive for November, 2008

Rockers, Feel the Nostalgia at the Rock Pub [CLASSICS]

(Nov 29, 2008) Newer bands seem to be lacking the quality of older, classic bands. The Rock Pub is this throwback place, which exists in a parall...

Indie Taipei – The Rise of Siren Rock Sounds

(Nov 27, 2008) Part I, Part II, Part III The younger generation has seen an outbreak of talent. With over a decade under their belts, indie venu...

Microwave – The Escape of Underground Rock

(Nov 25, 2008) (Microwave and their debut album) I first heard Microwave’s songs on their very first album, Lối thoát (Escape). Microwa...

Underground Hip-Hop in Shanghai – Part 4: Media, Crossover, Brands

(Nov 24, 2008) This is the fourth post in a 4-part series on rock in Shanghai. Here are links to other posts in the series: Part 1: DJs, MCs; Pa...

Underground Hip-Hop in Shanghai – Part 3: Venues, Nights

(Nov 24, 2008) This is the third post in a 4-part series on rock in Shanghai. Here are the links to other posts in the series: Part 1: DJs, MCs...

Underground Hip-Hop in Shanghai – Part 2: Influences, People

(Nov 21, 2008) This is the second post of a 4-part series on rock in Shanghai. Here are the links to other posts in the series: Part 1: DJs, MCs...

Ethereal Voices Filling the Tokyo Underground- Part 3: Brands and Collaborations

(Nov 20, 2008) Link to: PART 1, PART 2 As I’ve already mentioned in the past 2 posts, these artists usually work with other creators (ofte...

From Indie to Mainstream. PART ONE: Small to Big

(Nov 19, 2008) <The compilation of Taipei New Music Festival 1989, 1990 Crystal Records> Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four There a...

Underground Hip-Hop in Shanghai – Part 1: DJs, MCs

(Nov 19, 2008) This post is the first of a 4-part series on Rock in Shanghai.” Here are links to other posts in the series: Part 2: Influe...

From Indie to Mainstream – PART FOUR: 1976, Stepping into the Mainstream When They Sign with SONY BMG

(Nov 19, 2008) <1976, photo from SONYBMG’s official website> Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four As I mentioned in my little s...

Energee, the Favorite Drink of Mumbai’s Youth

(Nov 19, 2008) From the time I was in school, Aarey’s Energee drink has been the only soft drink that I’ve been hooked on. Unlike th...

From Indie to Mainstream. PART TWO: Getting Big

(Nov 19, 2008) <The debut album of Sodagreen> Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four Sodagreen Sodagreen has been a lucky band ever sinc...

When Music Comes Across Human Rights in Taiwan – PART ONE: PRELUDE

(Nov 15, 2008) < Old Taiwanese map, Valetyn/Kaart van het Eyland Formosa en de Eylanden van Piscadores, 1724-1726> Part One, Part Two, Par...

The Evergreen Irani Cafes in Mumbai

(Nov 14, 2008) The ever-popular Irani cafes of Mumbai have been part of the city’s cultural heritage, and still remains one of the few pla...

Mumbai Hit by Mall Mania

(Nov 14, 2008) Malls in Mumbai remind me of the old nursery rhyme, “Old MacDonald has a farm… here a mall, there a mall, everywhere ...