Available Worldwide Thanks To Digital Events Leader ZAIKO
Japanese artists have embraced livestreaming shows in the age of COVID-19, and every month Japanese e-ticketing platform and events leader ZAIKO helps put on dozens of shows that can be enjoyed from all around the world. Starting this month, ZAIKO highlights some of the biggest shows of the month, in an effort to help share the best in Japanese music with the globe.
BAND-MAID (Thursday, February 11, 5 p.m. Japan Standard Time,
JP¥3,500 – approx. US$33) — Five-member outfit BAND-MAID combines the chugging sound of hard rock with a visual flair inspired by Japan’s culture of maid cafes. That’s a subversion, though, as the music they play is anything but reserved, with the band being behind some of the country’s most aggressive music. Following the release of their new album Unseen World, BAND-MAID hosts an online concert on Thursday, February 11 to showcase their latest set of scorchers. See the event page here.
Little Glee Monster (Saturday, February 13, 8 p.m. Japan Standard Time, JP¥3,300 – approx. US$31) — J-pop five-piece Little Glee Monster have been one of the most successful and prolific pop acts of the past decade, achieving critical and commercial success thanks to a mix of upbeat numbers and more driving rock cuts that have served as themes for anime series. They just put out a new album, Graduation, and will perform for the world on Saturday, February 13. See why they’ve become among the country’s most visible performers in recent times. See the event page here.
YOASOBI (Sunday, February 14, 6 p.m. Japan Standard Time, JP¥2,900 – approx. US$27 USD) — The biggest song in Japan in 2020 was “Yoru Ni Kakeru,” a racing number with a sticky hook and heavier lyrics. With over 154 million views on YouTube and being a force on streaming, duo YOASOBI’s debut song towered over the country these last 12-plus months. The group has largely existed online until now, when they deliver their first live show ever, set to be livestreamed on Sunday, February 14. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most important artists going in Japan. See the event page here.
GLIM SPANKY (Saturday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time, JP¥2,800 – approx. US$26 USD) — Duo GLIM SPANKY channel the sound of American rock and blues, but put their own Japanese spin on it. Catch up with the pair and their guitar-solo-heavy sound on Saturday, February 20, when they plan a solo show set to be livestreamed around the world. See the event page here.