Buddhistson is a charming indie rock band from Kashiwa, Japan. Shima (songwriter/vocal/guitar) started the band in 1999 along with Marcy (drums) and Yas (bass). Yumi (keys) and Yoshii (guitar) joined the band a bit later, and they have been making music and touring together ever since. They have been fortunate to share the stage with bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Anathallo, Brandston, Gloria Record, Copeland, Cartel and Andy Yorke to name a few.
Buddhistson is truly an inspiration to all lovers of DIY! Shima started the bands own label, “MUSIC for GORILLAS”, and creates all the bands designs (tees, album artwork, posters, merchandise, etc.) including most of their music videos! Shima also creates all the motion graphics that are projected continuously as a backdrop during their live show which adds yet another addition to the already captivating atmosphere of Buddhistson. His most recent DIY project was for Buddhistsons latest music video “EYES IN THE DARK.” This is their first music video to promote their latest album “SLOWDANCE-wisely and slow they stumble that dance fast” released Jan 2, 2009. The album was recorded in Kashiwa, Japan and mixed in Utrecht, Holland by the amazing dutch producer Martijn Groeneveld.
Singer-songwriter Ben Tse and his band the Lovesong have great presence, energy, intensity and some top tunes. Their set at U28 would have been very difficult to criticise had they not taken seemingly forever to set up and get ready to play. Even by the time Underground MC Yan introduced them, the boys still were not quite ready, leaving us in the impatient crowd to wait several more agonising minutes. But it was well worth the wait. The songs are loud, catchy and technically audacious at times, but the band pulled it off like a well-oiled machine. Playing with such intensity, it was no surprise each member was soon drenched in sweat. Fantastic indy-rock. Be sure to buy yourself their new CD at their next show.
When: 5:00pm–9:30pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: Live Music Association, 11B San Mei Industrial Building, 50 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, Macau
How much: MOP $220–$250
For more information, check their Facebook page and buy tickets at Livraria Portuguesa or Pin-to Books