Tokyo-based Kao=S (pronounced 'kaus' - like house) mixes modern acoustic rock guitar riffs with the tsugaru syamisen - a traditional Japanese stringÂ instrument - accompanied by the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and Japanese sword performance.
The band is made up of Kaori (vocal/sword performance), Shuji (guitar/vocal), Jack (tsugaru syamisen and Daisuke (shakuhachi).
"Me and Jack played together in a different [group] and I met Shuji [when] I went to Shuji's live show and I talked to him [and said], 'Let's play together,'" Kaori said.
For his latest album, "In Focus?," Shugo Tokumaru maintained complete control over the creative process and played all the instruments on the recorded disk. In order to perform live, however, he needed some help, and had his band to back him up.
While the band delivered the songs with energy, complete with the subtle textural nuances that give Shugo's songs a little something special, he was visibly focused on the other two musicians during their performance the afternoon of March 14.
Tomorrow, 25 schools across San Antonio will have special visitors to talk about the medical field. Dr. Pam Otto is one of the visiting doctors and said she has talked to students in the past who have plenty of questions about what it takes to become a physician.
"You know, 'How long are you in school?â€™ and, 'What does all that take? What kind of grades do you have to have?' The cost always comes up. For the women, a lot of times â€“ even though half the medical school class is women now â€“ the young ladies often ask, 'Can I still have a family?'" Otto said.
Diana Nyad is an athlete obsessed, but what's so unusual about that? Athletes are supposed to be obsessed. But to say Diana Nyad is a woman obsessed, now that's what makes her story so compelling, even worthy of a movie. And that movie was recently given several special screenings at SXSW.
The Old Spanish Missions were honored with the Governorâ€™s Award for Historic Preservation at Saturdayâ€™s rededication ceremony for Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Attendees at the dinner commemorating the restoration of San Juan got a look at the details that made the project outstanding, like the hand-worked altar and architectural pieces, an exterior surface restored to its original look, and the re-interment of Native American remains found in the repair of the buildingâ€™s foundation.
A nearly 5 mile section of 1604 on the Northwest Side will be expanded to four lanes in the next several years through a TxDOT project that could include the 151/1604 interchange project that was stopped indefinitely last year.
4.7 miles of 1604 from Bandera to Culebra will be expanded to four lanes. At the moment, the Texas Department of Transportation is deciding between four different construction companies who will design and build the project.
Longtime Washington Post columnist and NPR political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about his book, "Our Divided Political Heart," at 7 p.m. on March 19 at St. Maryâ€™s University as part of the Lin Great Speakers Series.
Dionne spent 14 years at The New York Times covering local, state and national politics; he also served as a foreign correspondent in Paris, Rome and Beirut before joining The Washington Post in 1990. He has written his twice-weekly column for the Post since 1993.
Marianne Dissard is an artist in every sense of the word.
She is a filmmaker, a poet, a singer, and not a single word or movement is wasted. When she plays live, all these elements combine on stage to deliver a story of depression, exhaustion, frustration, intrigue and joy.
The Tucson Music Factory showcase on March 12 at SXSW was the debut of her live collaboration with Budo, a Seattle-based producer and multi-instrumentalist who is known more for his work in Hip Hop circles than World Music.