Where you can find Good Music in Japan
Jazz cafes, listening bars, cafes with a good selection of background music, and record stores where you can eat and drink - in the past few years, these places where people come to listen to music, rather than to party or enjoy conversation, have attracted a great deal of attention as the new normal for the Corona disaster. These places have received a great deal of attention as being suited to the new normal of the Corona disaster. And even now, with the return of normality, its presence is still growing.
Music critic Mitsutaka Yanagura, who has been presenting new trends and contexts of jazz through his "Jazz The New Chapter" series, visits a number of such places, where he encounters unknown music and hears familiar music in a completely new way.
Tokyo’s “New Classic”: Shibuya’s Bar Music Sets the Standard for Music Bars
Unlikely but Perfect: Hot Dogs and Jazz at Shimokitazawa’s tonlist
Iidabashi’s BAR MEIJIU, a perfect listening bar where everything is inevitable
The “Oh well” aesthetics that saved Otake@James.
A talk between Jinichiro Iida and Hiroo Nishizawa, who have seen BiSH at its closest. From the eve of the formation to the breakup live
Ayatake Ezaki’s solo debut album “Hajimari no Yoru”
A Personal History of Ayatake Ezaki.
Aftersun: memories and the present crossing over with the tunes
Araiyakushi’s jazz kissa rompercicci guides you to the fascination of inexpensive vinyls
Why did Kenichi Matsuyama change? After reevaluating his life, he found an alternative acting path.
Tokyo-based band cero’s Shohei Takagi looks back on their five years
When did we fall in love with money?
Enthusiasm for “EASTEAST_TOKYO2023”
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NiEW Best Music is a playlist featuring artists leading the music scene and offering alternative styles in our rapidly evolving society. Hailing from Tokyo, the NiEW editorial team proudly curates outstanding music that transcends size, genre, and nationality.