Gamarjobat: Mime duo jacks Tokyo

Japanese acts that first find success abroad often then have to convince domestic audiences to reimport them in a bit of legerdemain called gyakuyunyu. Something of a fallacy exists that overseas acclaim immediately translates to success here as well. “We are originally from Tokyo, but ended up performing overseas a lot,” Ketch! (the red-mohawked one) says about comic mime duo Gamarjobat’s trajectory since their discovery at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival. “We tour Japan every year but we hadn’t done Tokyo much, so this time we decided to devote ourselves to the capital.”

Metropolis, Aug 2, 2013


Fuji Rock Festival ’13: Rock, rain and the Big C

This year’s Fuji Rock Festival went down as usual at Naeba Ski Resort, July 26-28 amid much fanfare, rain and exuberance. Metropolis Editors Dan Grunebaum and Lisa Wallin were there, and this is what they had to say about it in their chatty post-mortem.

Metropolis, Aug 7, 2013