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  1. Global Icon BAPPI LAHIRI Delivers DIVINE POWER (Hare Krishna)

    September 19, 2017 by 1888media

    With nearly 50 years of songwriting, composition, and performances under his belt, global icon Bappi Lahiri delivers “Divine Power,” the most personal, …
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  2. STEVE McCORMICK: Swampy Blues Guru; ‘The Laws of Love’ EP (9/22)

    September 11, 2017 by 1888media

    Rooted firmly in the modern heartland, veteran singer-songwriter Steve McCormick is gearing up for the Sept 22 release of his new EP, The …
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  3. SECRET EMCHY SOCIETY Gets THE BOOT: Top 10 Queer Country

    September 2, 2017 by 1888media

    Led by folk-punk, singer-songwriter Cindy Emch, the Secret Emchy Society “play foot-stompin’, heart-breakin’ Americana music about good friends and hard times. Their …
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  4. CINDY EMCH, Oakland’s First Lady of Queer Country, U.S. Tour (9/3-10/28)

    August 21, 2017 by 1888media

    Cindy Emch, the “Emchy” at the heart of the “Secret Emchy Society,” writes and performs “heartbreakin’ footstompin’ old-school country music.” …
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  5. PAUL KELLY: First U.S. Tour with Full Band in 13 Years (Sept 17-Oct 22)

    August 13, 2017 by 1888media

    To everything there is a season. For Paul Kelly, it’s time to get the electric guitar out of the case to …
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  6. HAYLEY REARDON “Everything Else” Video Premiere via PERFORMER

    July 31, 2017 by 1888media

    To kick off her first ever UK tour in June, rising singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon was invited by Sofar Sounds to …
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  7. MAPLEWOOD To Perform at Henry Miller Benefit at Folktale Winery

    July 10, 2017 by 1888media

    LA Americana duo, Maplewood, featuring singer/guitarist/producer Steve McCormick and singer-songwriter Heather Donavon (Keb’ Mo’, Melody Gardot), have been handpicked to perform at …
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  8. Australian Singer-Songwriter PAUL KELLY To Release “Life Is Fine” on Aug 11

    June 26, 2017 by 1888media

    To everything there is a season. For Paul Kelly, it’s time to get the electric guitar out of the case to …
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  9. Alt-Folk Troubadours CINDY EMCH & MIKE FELTEN Announce Tour (Aug 3-12)

    June 17, 2017 by 1888media

    Twang-fueled Oakland indie rocker Cindy Emch and Chicago blues/folk troubadour Mike Felten have announced a 8-state Midwest tour, running August …
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  10. ROB MORROW BAND To Play EYES TO THE SKIES Festival in Chicago (July 2)

    June 16, 2017 by 1888media

    The Rob Morrow Band, featuring singer/ guitarist Rob Morrow, are set to play the Eyes To The Skies Festival in Lisle, …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
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This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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