INSITE MAGAZINE – OSAKA FEATURE INTV. W/ JOHN CAFIERO

INsite Magazine, the national entertainment monthly, recently ran an interview with Osaka Popstar frontman John Cafiero. Topics include the current state of punk, the Ramones, new music, upcoming projects and more including (of course)...Osaka Popstar.

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OSAKA CHARTS @ #12 IN TOP 20 ALT ROCK/POWER POP BANDS

NYC’s The Deli Magazine recently ran a piece on Osaka Popstar and currently lists the band @ #12 in the their top 20 Alt Rock/Power Pop bands.

Here’s a blurb from the article:

“Osaka Popstar is led by filmmaker by day and rock star by night, John Cafiero. Cafiero injects not only his high pitched Dickies-esque vocals but a healthy love of anime to the band's pulsating punk rock. So don’t be surprised if you find a pit forming to songs about beloved Japanese character “Astro Boy” or a bunch of crazied "Shaolin Monkeys".

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OSAKA MAKES INSITE MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2008 & MORE

White Collar Punk Rocker as well as INsite Magazine Boston and INsite Atlanta listed Osaka Popstar’s latest release “Rock’Em O-Sock’Em Live!” in the Top 10 albums of 2008 along with The Clash, Vampire Weekend and Flogging Molly.

Here’s a quote:  “It was hard to believe that this punk rock super group, comprised of refuges from The Misfits, The Voidoids and The Ramones, could top their 2006 debut Osaka Popstar and the American legends of Punk, but adding the immediacy of a live audience managed to do just that. A hybrid of originals and covers recorded at a small Jersey club show finds the band in their element. Can’t wait to see how they are going to top this one.” - John B. Moore


DEVIL DOG TOYS FEATURED IN UP MAGAZINE
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3 PAGE ARTICLE ON OSAKA POPSTAR IN HUSTLER MAGAZINE!


You read correctly, the folks over at Hustler think we’re hot! So hot in fact that they devoted 3 pages to a feature article on Osaka Popstar! The 3-page article also includes an interview with frontman John Cafiero and drummer Marky Ramone.

Here’s a quote from the issue:
"Osaka Popstar is solid, upbeat and infectious, with more hooks than an all-day fishing trip and an image cool enough to chill your beer."

- Tom Farrell, Entertainment Editor, HUSTLER MAGAZINE

Please note, Hustler is a monthly adult magazine that includes explicit material as well as current-event satire and social exposés. You must be 18 or over to read Hustler, check your state laws for proper age limit and local restrictions where applicable.

On a related note, Tom Farrell the Entertainment editor at Hustler informs he’s gone through numerous copies of the Osaka Popstar CD due to the fact that everyone in the office loves the album. Every time he turns around someone’s taken his copy and as a result, as you walk through Hustler headquarters, Osaka Popstar is playing nearly everywhere you go!

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OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN UP MAGAZINE
Click here to read an in-depth Interview with Osaka Popstar creator and frontman John Cafiero as conducted by Bram Van Schaik for UP Magazine in Holland. The issue (#30) includes a 2 page spread on Osaka Popstar centering around the interview. The same issue also includes an excellent CD review that compares the Osaka Popstar album to visiting a theme-park!

Bram Van Schaik of UP magazine had this to say about the full interview with John Cafiero:

"This interview with John appears in edited form in issue #30 of UP Magazine. Sadly, I couldn’t run the full interview of over 5000 words (yes, that’s right) in UP mag, not even when you’re the reincarnation of both Joey Ramone, Joe Strummer and, let’s say, Frank Zappa themselves! I think the full interview is really worth reading. There’s a lot of history-related info in it and it tells how someone grows up in the roaring seventies and starts a musical career. It’s such a great story and I felt sorry when cutting it down to 2 pages. I thought it would be a great idea to put the entire Q&A on the website."

Click here to read the full uncut interview in English courtesy of Bram from UP and be sure to pick up issue #30 for the edited version translated in Dutch!


OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN EAT MAGAZINE

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(in Japanese)

OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN COOKIE SCENE MAGAZINE

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(in Japanese)

OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN PULSE MAGAZINE

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OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN POWERPLAY MAGAZINE

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OSAKA POPSTAR INTERVIEW IN SKRATCH MAGAZINE
Click here to read the Osaka Popstar interview from Skratch Magazine.

OSAKA POPSTAR IN THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2006

Heaven Magazine (a popular music magazine in the Netherlands), named Osaka Popstar’s debut album at #2 in the TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2006.

Among other places Osaka Popstar garnered honorable mentions in “Best of 2006” lists at WEQX, 102.7 FM ‘the real alternative who named Osaka Popstar’s version of “Man of Constant Sorrow” one of the TOP 5 songs of 2006! Candied Pop listed Osaka Popstar’s ‘Wicked World” at # 6 in the TOP 21 songs of 2006 and American Hit Network Radio included not one but 2 cuts by Osaka Popstar (both singles “Wicked World” & “Insects”) in their “gems of 2006”.

We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who showed their support for Osaka Popstar. There’s more to come!


4-PAGE SPREAD ON FIEND FEST 2006 IN SHAKE MAGAZINE

A 4-page article on Fiend Fest 2006 (featuring Misfits Records' artists: the Misfits, Osaka Popstar and Juicehead), was published in issue #3 of Japan's music, fashion, culture and art hybrid, Shake Magazine. The coverage includes a fantastic pictorial of all the bands (both on-stage and off) as shot at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square, NYC on Oct. 29, 2006 by Shigeo Jones Kikuchi: Photo Assassin. The text for the article was also written by Shigeo Kikuchi.

Look for Shake Magazine on newsstands throughout Japan and available elsewhere wherever import magazines are sold.

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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE INTRODUCES OSAKA POPSTAR

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