Live review of one of major events in the experimental music calendar. Abrasive and confrontational? Yes, but something to savour, says Louder Than War.
Illinois pop-punks turned musical saviours bring their infectious blend of pop hooks and emotive lyricism to Japan on their Save Rock 'n' Roll Tour. Louder Than War's Katie Clare braves snow and ice to review.
Bringing us the best local music from Japan Paul Spicer gives us the low down on the new album from four-piece The Lost Numbers as well as exclusive free downloads of two album tracks for Louder Than War readers.
Get a free exclusive download from Japanese band Minor Aura and find out more about them and the Fukuyama music scene in our interview
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Giant Sand's seventh album, Ramp, gets the deluxe LP treatment courtesy of Fire Records, complete with bonus tracks from their Mad Dog session.
Best SPARKS cover ever? Mary T & Bruce Brand perform 'This Town Ain't Big...