February 22  
Japanese Rock ロック
Western rhythm, Japanese sound
 
Prof. Carolyn Stevens
Monash University
Author, Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power
 
Carolyn Stevens spent several years in Japan in the 90s, working as a consultant to an entertainment management agency and rubbing shoulders with some of the nation’s biggest names in rock music. Drawing on a wealth of insider knowledge, she offers a beginner’s guide to the tunes, tales and creative process of the Japanese rock scene.
 
About Prof. Carolyn Stevens:
Carolyn Stevens is Professor of Japanese Studies and Director of the Japanese Studies Centre at Monash University. She worked for several years in the 1990s as a consultant to a Japanese entertainment management agency, and this experience in the industry led to publications on Japanese rock fans, rock video analysis, and concert souvenir consumption. Carolyn is the author of Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power (Routledge 2008), and is Editor in Chief for the academic journal, Japanese Studies.
 
Image: Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power by Carolyn Stevens (Routledge, 2008)
[Cover; designed by Toshihiko Takamizawa for ESP Guitars].
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