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Japanese artists’ live concerts are more accessible than ever – online!

Missing music much? Luckily a bunch of your favourite Japanese musicians have made back catalogues and live shows available online. Here are a few fan favourites and must-sees. 

Kyari Pamyu Pamyu 

The queen of Harajuku pop has released a huge number of live shows on YouTube. 

If you like upbeat electro songs and insane stage shows this should keep you busy for hours.  

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI1IR4xwiz_drBEWbMmwJGA6Kvf_rL2T9

YouTube STAY HOME WITH ME 

A large number of bands streaming liveshows for a big industry get together, incuding m-flo, BAND-MAID, Ego Wrappin’ and many more. Available all this week! 

Dir En Grey 

The hard rocking visual doom metal band performed a whole brand new show without an audience due to lockdown but still go just as hard as ever.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTnQLSK80TQ&feature=youtu.be

Shishamo

Popular rock band Shishamo have also got a catalogue of live shows online for you to enjoy.  Check out their spunky upbeat rock if you’re in need of a pick-me-up!  

https://youtu.be/9su8MQoTZg4

Of course, there’s nothing better than seeing your favourite artist live, but until that time comes, at least we can show some love online! 
Share other shows and artists you want everybody to know about in the comments! 

Rock on!