links

bands (japan/asia)
bands (usa, u.k./europe)
labels (japan/asia)
labels (europe/usa)
record shops (japan)
record shops (europe, usa)
magazines
live venues and clubs
movies
other useful links


Bands (Japan / Asia) (alphabetical order)

a) some bands we played together with
(all the bands are from Tokyo, except where
explicitely mentioned.)

178
K-Records style one-girl band from Fukuoka
ADVANTAGE LUCY

sell-out houses guitar pop
APRILS
future pop is the future seen from the past
EEL
incredible future pop from Osaka
INSTANT CYTRON
cute, talented, great
MY COFFEE MOMENT
perfect Orange Juice style guitar pop
SNOWBALL
Beatles influenced happy pop

PANCAKES (Hong Kong)
Dejay's brilliant one-girl band
LOST IN FOUND
bassist Makiko plays in Miniskirt

VASALLO CRAB 75
live they blast you away
SLOPPY JOE
Tokyo's best guitar pop band

SPAGHETTI VABUNE

listen to Chocolate Song
SWINGING POPSICLE
very nice pop
THREE BERRY ICECREAM

with ex-member of Bridge
THURSTON
jangle pop
METRO
Kahimi-style Elefant-pop
PLECTRUM
let there be rock!
Dr. Usui (MOTOCOMPO)
21st century B52's
SMILEY
garage pop
PERVENCHE
field mice-feelies pop
THE BOOSTARS
pure power pop
CARAWAY
teenage-pop
NEAR YOU
spirit of 80s-pop
ORANG
ex-airplane rider
LINUSTATE
feel good-pop
CLEAN DISTORTION
kick ass-pop
LINUS' BLANKET (Korea)
with ex-Miniskirt Min Sung
BAD DAUGHTER (Taiwan)
best daughters
MARSHMELLOW KISSES (Hong Kong)
just as their name says
A COMPANY (Hong Kong)
exciting pop

b) some bands we'd like to play together with

PETTY BOOKA
wild west two girl pop
TOMMY FEBRUARY
best cute pop
Hazelnuts Chocolate
sweetest temptation since
the excistance of chocolate
Kahimi Karie
kahimi karie-pop

BANDS (Europe, USA) (alphabetical order)

a) some bands we played together with

BMX BANDITS (U.K.)
pure guitar pop
AMBER SMITH (Hungary)
hungary's best guitar pop band
KNABENKRAUT (Germany)
marsh-marigold owner oliver's band
BUSCH (Germany)
yes! the german smiths!
ALASKA (Germany)
nice pop with violin
HAPPY COUPLE (Germany)
happy C86 for now people
MOST WANTED MEN (Germany)
more wanted than the daltons
MOMUS (U.K.)
21st century gainsbourg
LUCKSMITHS (Australia)
played at first miniskirt show ever
FLORIDA (U.K.)
great electro-pop


b) some more music links

TWEENET INFO ON GUITAR POP BANDS
great info on many bands
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES
one of the best guitar pop bands
THE FALL
attention heroes!
PALE FOUNTAINS
soft guitar pop
WEDDING PRESENT
cutting guitar pop
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
light pop
TREMBLING BLUE STARS
ex-field mice
JAD FAIR
interview with jad

labels and distributors (Japan / Asia) (alphabetical order)

POP BIZ
distributed first miniskirt album in japan
WHITE WABBIT RECORDS (Taiwan)
licenced miniskirt's debut album for taiwan and hong kong
CLOVER RECORDS
one of the best japanese pop labels
VINYL JAPAN
best japanese label
BLUEBADGE LABEL
one of the best japanese pop labels
LITTLE PAD RECORDS
one of the best japanese pop labels
GALAXIE TRAIN
label from nagoya
MOONRISE RECORDS (Korea)
label from seoul
QUINCE RECORDS
many foreign releases
USAGI-CHANG RECORDS
future pop label from tokyo

labels and distributors (Europe, USA)

MARSH-MARIGOLD RECORDS
best German record label
FIRESTATION RECORDS
second best German record label
BUNGALOW RECORDS
some cool releases (Laila France, Pop Tarts etc.)
APRICOT RECORDS
released 2nd full album of Germanys best band BUSCH
K-Records
Beat Happening, Heavenly etc.
MARINA
Pearlfishers, Pale Fountains, Josef K etc.
SHINKANSEN RECORDINGS
follow-up label to Sarah Records
ELEFANT RECORDS
great Spanish label (La Casa Azul, Le Mans etc.)
MATINEE RECORDINGS
best rereleases of C86 bands
THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
cool Canadian label

Record Shops in Japan

APPLE CRUMBLE (Shibuya)
best guitarpop shop in Japan

ARCH RECORDS (Nagoya)
best indie-pop shop in Nagoya

JET SET RECORDS (Kyoto)
second best indie-pop shop in Kyoto

Record Shops overseas

TONE VENDOR RECORDS (Sacramento)

MOVIES

IMDB- THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE

WOODY ALLEN http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/9542/woody.html

CINEMA ONLINE MAGAZINE http://www.sensesofcinema.com/

Magazines

COOKIE SCENE http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/ha/p-market/

BEIKOKU ONGAKU http://www.beikoku-ongaku.com/

Live venues and clubs

Tokyo:

QUE (SHIMOKITAZAWA)

440 (SHIMOKITAZAWA)

BOBTAIL (SHIMOKITAZAWA) http://www.bobtail299.com/front.html

CHU! (SHIBUYA) http://www12.big.or.jp/~k-komai/chu/pages/schedule.html

ORGAN BAR (SHIBUYA) http://www.organ-b.net/

DROP (KOENJI) http://www.drop.co.jp/

JAM (SHINJUKU) http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~studio/jam/index2.html

MARBLETRON (KOENJI) http://www.marbleweb.net/

PENGUIN HOUSE (KOENJI)http://home.att.ne.jp/blue/k92/penguin.html

UFO (KOENJI) http://home3.highway.ne.jp/~psyche/ufoclub/

Japan:

SHAFT (SENDAI) http://www.clubshaft.com

WEST DARTS CLUB (NAGOYA) http://www.west-dc24.com/contents.html

SPIRAL MARKET (SHIZUOKA) http://www2.tokai.or.jp/spiralrecords/infog.htm

FIRELOOP (OSAKA) http://fireloop.pobox.ne.jp/

others (alphabetical order)

Kenmi at Cannanes show 1998) http://www.cannanes.com/history_part5.html

Min Sung) http://members.tripod.co.jp/aviatrip/

Sachiko) http://blog.livedoor.jp/polkacat/

MISA) http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/cake/

Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/

Tokyo Q http://club.nokia.co.jp/tokyoq/index.html

El Graphic http://www.elgraphic.co.uk/

TICKET PIA http://t.pia.co.jp/

The World Clock / Time Zones http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Train Schedule Japan http://transit.yahoo.co.jp/