J-Dub Legend Fishmans フィッシュマンズ & J-Rock/Electro Super Band Sakanactionサカナクション LIVE on USTREAM 4/22

Hi Everyone, my radio station Tokyo FM is hosting this USTREAM event on APR 22nd.
If you are interested in the hottest J-ROCK and J-POP bands in Japan, this will be the place to be! xo Megumi Sato

Date: 22 April 2012
Time: 9:00-10:00PM(JST) 8:00-9:00 AM (EDT)
Venue: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan

To watch USTREM;

Twitter: @tokyofm_earthheart

Sakanaction is definitely one of the most popular rock/electronic artists in Japan.

Fishmans are legendary for its super laid back dub sound and catchy melody.

Read for details;

Charity J-Pop/J-Rock Concert in TOKYO Broadcast via USTREAM
presents EARTH×HEART LIVE Apr 22, 2012

featuring J-Dub Legend Fishmans フィッシュマンズ
and J-Rock/Electro Super Band Sakanactionサカナクション

Tokyo FM, a member of Japan’s largest FM radio network JFN, will hold the annual special live concert on April 22, Earth Day. This year, the concert will raise money for WWF Japan “Life and Nature Reconstruction Project.” It will be broadcast in six languages; English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean and Japanese via USTREAM and international broadcasters. We hope you will enjoy the top notch music performances and join in our fund-raising effort via Yahoo!JAPAN and Google.

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*USTREAM broadcast will consist of sound and still images. There will be no live video feed.

The concert will not be recorded in the USTREAM archives nor re-broadcast.

Formed in 1987, FISHMANS made a major label debut with single “Hikouki” (Airplane) on April 21, 1991, followed by the album “CHAPPIE DON’T CRY”. After the lead singer Shinji Sato passed away, they continued to perform with many distinctive guest vocalists. In 2011, the new and old support musicians came back together for the special concert at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Along with the sold-out crowds, more than 10,000 fans viewed on live USTREAM. FISHMANS are known for their distinctive ambient sound, compared to JAMES BLAKE and Bon Iver.  http://www.ribb-on.com/fishmans/

SAKANACTION began playing in Sapporo, Japan in 2005. Five band members unify eclectic music elements such as clubby electronic, rock and folky sounds to compose cutting-edge music pieces. Their unique video clips always create a buzz. Their nationwide tours have always been sold out. So have the band’s headlining appearances in major open-air festivals. In addition, they earned popularity in Korea and Taiwan. Sakanaction continues its career eyeing the world market. http://sakanaction.jp/

TOKYO FM http://www.tfm.co.jp

Tokyo FM is a member of Japan FM Network (JFN), Japan’s largest commercial FM radio network with 38 stations covering 120 million people in Japan. Tokyo FM launched its annual Earth Day (April 22) concert in 1990. Since then, numerous international and domestic music talents such as Santana, James Taylor, Earth Wind & Fire, BOA, AKB 48, Kumi Koda and Ryuichi Sakamoto have been featured.

The Suzan, The Interview, The Concert!

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, was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to Washington, DC and New York City’s Upper West Side. Visitors were transported to a cherry blossom-filled haven, including hana-mi a cherry blossom viewing lounge.

Before the concert, I sat down with the band as they conducted their first all English interview. There were lots of laughs; afterwards, Rie, pianist, said she loved the “I ♥ Rice”  Sticker located on my messenger bag.

When The Suzan hit the stage, it was dynamite. They played their hit song, Come, Come; and the audience got a sneak peak of their newest songs.

The Suzan knew how to entertain the crowd, as they tossed giant colorful balloons into the theater.The mood was electrical as the balloons passed from person to person; while the audience danced in their seats. Enjoying the reaction, the band encouraged them to keep dancing. It was non-stop action, as the theater was transformed into a night club.

When the concert was over, the audience begged for an encore. The Suzan played one more song, but that was it. Alas, all good things must come to an end. The Suzan had left the stage, but the memories of this concert will last forever.

photos: Megumi Sato-Shelly

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