A couple of pieces from the Japan Times about the music scene in Nagoya and the general Aichi area here. The first one is an overview of the Nagoya music scene, focussing in particular on the role of the city’s independent record shops in developing and supporting bands, as well as keeping the scene up to date with new music from elsewhere. I spoke to Takehiko Yamada of the record shop File-Under records and the label Knew Noise to get some insight into the scene, so the piece also includes parts of an interview I carried out with him.
The second, shorter piece, picks out a few local bands from a variety of genres. I also did a similar pair of features on Fukuoka about the same time the previous year, so check them out here and here.