Ever since the ascendance of “New Music” in the 1970s, the Japanese music industry has carved its own tradition, taking western influences and making them uniquely their own—and producing some of the most sought after vinyl in the West. Named in honor of ‘80s city pop legend Tatsuro Yamashita, Love Talkin’ is a vinyl night celebrating Japanese music culture. Between bright, summery city pop, the slick electronic beats of Nujabes, funky nu-jazz of the Kyoto Jazz Massive, and much more, Love Talkin’ will hopefully be a recurring celebration of the storied music culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Thu, 7pm, Free
Nomikai, San Jose