A lone expat descends into the dark pits of Tokyo's underground music scene... While Kevin McGue films never-before-seen footage of diverse Japanese bands playing live to their native crowds, he also gets them to expose their true feelings about gigging week after week and striving to carve a niche for themselves in a culture saturated with music.
DVD - JP077
Live House stretches beyond the barriers showing not only the interior of live houses, but also the innermost thoughts of Japanese indies artists with exclusive interviews with diverse bands that have reached a certain height of popularity locally as well as in the West. Effective subtitles in English help J-music fans understand the feelings and pressures divulged by the likes of RED BACTERIA VACUUM, MAJO, ED WOODS, MIND OF ASIAN, CRISPY NUTS among others. Filmographer Kevin McGue was also tactful enough to get outside views from expats playing music in Japan as well as impressions of the Japanese music scene of the legendary MIKE WATT, a progenitor of independent music in America. Insightful and intimate, this DVD is a must for those curious about what goes on behind the scenes in Japan.