November 29, 2012

Event Recap: Oorutaichi @ Umami Mart (OAK)

by Yoko Kumano

Just a little over two months ago, my good friend in Tokyo sent me this short email: “Hey, I know Umami Mart isn’t a music venue, but would you be interesting in hosting a show for a friend of mine?” Oorutaichi, a one-man powerhouse from Osaka (home to Japanoise bands like the Boredoms and Hanatarash) […]

November 9, 2012

Oorutaichi: Japanese Experimental Pop @ Umami Mart

by Kayoko Akabori

We are super jazzed to host our first music show! Yup, Umami Mart is turning into a venue for one night on Tuesday 11/20 for Oorutaichi, a free-form, improvisational electropop artist from Osaka. Inspired by The Doors and The Residents, Oorutaichi has been performing in the underground scene to critical acclaim, both solo and with his […]