Roxy Ehrig's blog

Please tune in on Sunday at 2 PM to celebrate 100 episodes of Roxy's Rice Bowl with me! This anniversary will also be the closing episode of the show that has been on KRUU FM ever since August 2013. I am really busy with my university studies (currently doing my MA in Japanese media culture and Anglistics) and unfortunately can't make enough time anymore to come up with regular new shows. I thank you for the amazing support throughout the years and I really hope I was able to communicate the joys of East Asian Pop Rock tunes to you! A big cheers goes out to my Dad Eroc from the German Krautrock band Grobschnitt who kindly let me use his studio for recording and helped me to achieve the goal of 100 episodes in total! Cheers, Fairfield! 

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    Dec 22
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    Dec 23
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    Dec 24
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Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 99: Japanese + South Korean Christmas Songs

Tune in this Sunday at 2 PM if you are curious what Christmas is celebrated like in South Korea and Japan and - even more important - if you are interested what it sounds like...

I have this year's best Christmas songs from South Korea (among them will be "Dear Santa" by Girl's Genration, image) and some Japanese Christmas evergreens which you might have heard before on the show. 

 

For episode 96 of Roxy's Rice Bowl I gathered the most noteworthy releases in Japan, China and South Korea between October and November. Well... at least some of them. We will listen to the latest singles by former EXO member Lu Han from his first solo record "Reloaded" (image) as well as we are going to listen to EXO's brand new single "Lightsaber" released only last week. I also included some very nice solo singles by female South Korean artists such as Taeyon (Girl's Generation) and Amber (F(x)). For the Japan part I prepared some brand new Rock songs.

Tune in on Sunday at 2 PM to get an overview of what is happening in the East Asian music industry this very minute!

On this week's Rice Bowl I'd like to give you a sneak peek of the newest record by the Japanese Indie group PLENTY called "INOCHI NO KATACHI" (The Shape of Life). PLENTY who started off as a duo formed by Fumiya Enuma (voc) and Noriaki Nitta (bass) were meanwhile joined by drummer Itta Nakamura and recently put out their 3rd full-length album. Feel free to tune in this Sunday at 2PM to get an impression of how Japanese Alternative music sounds like. 

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    Jul 05
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    Jul 07
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Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 82: South Korean Mix

For episode 82 on Sunday I prepared 4 different bands. The first one is going to be a brand new South Korean boygroup with 13 members called SEVENTEEN who debuted with their first mini-album "17 carat" in May after 2 successful reality TV shows. I have to mention that some of their members are currently only 17 years of age... After that I'll play some songs by LUNAFLY who are famous for their accoustic style of music. Then we'll have some songs by SUPER JUNIOR who were the first group in SK to start off with 13 members... To keep the diversity of the show up I am going to feature some of their Chinese songs. Last but not least I'll play a SK R'n'B girlgroup called EYE TO EYE (image)... 

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    Jun 21
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    Jun 23
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Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 80: Japanese Fun Mix

Happy FAIRfest, everyone! I'd love to attend Fairfest this weekend but since Fairfield and I are in a long distance relationship, unfortunately I can't...

I at least tried to put together a fun episode 80 for those of you who take a break at home. It is going to be a patchwork of genres this time... I am even going to feature a boygroup called KANJANI 8 (image), famous for their modern Enka, which are Japanese folk songs that were very popular during the 1950s.

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    Jun 07
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    Jun 09
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Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 78: Bunch of New Releases!

I have been on a short trip to London for a couple of days and it seems all of my favorite artists from East Asia - sneeky as they are - used that short period to come up with a brand new record behind my back. I am using this episode to catch up with the newest releases in K-Pop (Exo, Big Bang), check out the brand new record of the Japanese/Hawaiian duo Def Tech and... for the fun part... play you some Tibetan folk songs. Please tune in on Sunday if you are curious what all of this sound like... 

For episode 76 I put together some of my favorite Soundtracks and Openings from Japanese ANIME. It is going to be a great variety of genres and styles of music. I'll play some great pieces of Japanese classical music, so I invite all fans of the Studio Ghibli movies such as "Spirited Away" (image) and especially fans of the genius compositions by Joe Hisaishi to tune in! To keep the mood up I plan to mix the classical works with some fun opening songs from Anime series...

For episode 75 I am going to review the 2 mini-albums "Perfect Fantasy" and "Perfect Rainbow" released by Japanese Pop-Rock band LM.C in 2014. Both albums contain 8 tracks and I decided to feature 4 of each to introduce these amazing follow-up releases.

LM.C are a very flashy loud and glamorous Pop-Rock duo founded in 2006 and although they are already approaching their 10-year anniversary they always return with a fresh and brand new style.

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    May 03
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    May 05
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Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 74: New K-Pop releases/Big Bang

For the very fisrt episode of May I gathered all the important new releases of the South Korean K-Pop industry for we got some amazing comebacks this month. I am going to feature the latest single of idol group Big Bang (image), which is their long expected return as a group after 3 years of nothing but solo releases. Also, Bangtan Boys finally released a song after weeks of teasing their fans. It's finally spring in K-Pop, too! Yay! Check out Roxy's Rice Bowl on Facebook for more information on the artists and links to music videos!

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