Friday, September 30, 2011

Hurry Up Shotgun/Hurry Up Shotgun

Check Hurry Up Shotgun from the bay area!

Their album release show is coming up!
Friday, October 7 at the Hemlock Tavernin in San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shows, tour, mixing, and recording.

My friends will have some shows. Check them out. Meanwhile, I am finishing up Brothers Collateral songs, hope you will hear them soon. Also I will start recording with Parents this weekend.

Action Friend(
Wednesday, September 28 8:00pm - Tomorrow at 1:00am
Lion's Lair
Denver, CO

Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority(
with Parents(
Thursday, September 29 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Silverlake lounge
Los Angeles, CA

Melvins will leave LA today for EU tour.
Starts from UK on September 30

Hurry up Shotgun(
Friday, October 7 at the Hemlock Tavernin in San Francisco, CA

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mixing Brothers Collateral debut album

It's been almost one year since I recorded basic tracks with a L.A. based band, Brothers Collateral for their debut album. Finally, we are back to work on it. It's time for mixing awesome tracks at Nephews Closet.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tony of Totimoshi on Fleischer's Universe (F.U.)

Tony from Totimoshi played the guitar on an actor, Charles Fleischer's web TV, Fleischer's Universe (F.U.). It was on air live on Wednesday, September 20th. See the opening and the ending, he played the guitar with Charles.

Video streaming by Ustream

Fleischer's Universe (F.U.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Anywhere “Pyramid Mirrors”

From Valley King Records:

Valley King Records next release will be a single for the new ‘supergroup’ project: ANYWHERE. Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops!, Liquid Indian) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In) are joined by Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges) and Rachel Fannan (ex-Sleepy Sun). Recorded by Toshi Kasai (The Melvins, Shrinebuilder)...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

国内盤、Big Business/Quadruple Single EP, CD

Big BusinessのQuadruple Single EPが日本のみでCD化。全4曲。新編成4人組となって始めての作品。それに至る詳しい経緯は自分の書いたライナーノートを読んでもらいたい。

The CD version of this EP will be released in only Japan, but you can order it online.
For international order:

Monday, September 19, 2011

PCI 第13回: Helmet/Seeing Eye Dog

Prosound Communications Inc. でのコラムを久々更新。先日、来日公演を行ったHELMETの最新作、”Seeing Eye Dog”の制作裏話。よろしく。

Friday, September 16, 2011

More shows

There will be more shows by bands I worked with in few weeks.

Tuesday, September 27 at Old Towne Pub in Pasadena, CA

Hurry up Shotgun(
Friday, October 7 at the Hemlock Tavernin in San Francisco, CA

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Few bands I worked with will have shows. Check them out!

Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority(
LP Release In-Store Performance - FREE SHOW
9/16(Friday) at VACATION VINYL in Los Angeles, CA.

Victory and Associates(
9/16(Friday at )Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

Action Friend(, Osyluth(, and The Skivies(
9/20(Saturday) at Jiggawatts in Denver, CO.

Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority and Parents(
9/29(Thursday) at Sliverlake Lounge in Silverlake, CA.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Altamont, 2011

It's been a long time since we recorded the last album, "Monkees' Uncle". We finally started writing songs and recording them again. I hope you will hear them soon and enjoy them for many years to come.

Monday, September 12, 2011





Friday, September 09, 2011

Action Friend open for Melt Banana

Once again, Denver legend, Action Friend will open for Melt Banana 10/8 @ Larimer Lounge.

In 2007, Deaf Nephews(Dale Crover and me) produced thier frist full length album, and last fall, I went to Denver to record their second album and mixed it this spring.

More info:, Bandcamp.

I assume it will be crowded because it's a Melt Banana show. Action friend is awesome as well, so get there early to see Action Friend.

Also, they are looking for a bass player. There is a chance you play in front of a huge crowd!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Synesthesia Mandala

I had a meeting with my old friend, Vince DeFranco, at his office last week. Vince has been making Synesthesia Mandala drums for years. The drums have been Danny Carey's secret weapons for live and recording. He showed the depth of the drums and their software "Virtual Brain". The drums are not typical drum pads. It's hard to explain, check them out and find out what the drums do at

I have been learning about the software since the meeting. Since I am not a drummer, I use this software some different purposes. Vince gave me some tips and some modifications to me!!! This would be my secret weapon, soon.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Melvins/Totimoshi split

Melvins/Totimoshi split 7" vinyl is available on Totimoshi's tour. Or you can get it through the Volcom Vinyl Club in January.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Hurry Up Shotgun: the release date and a show

Last April, I produced an album for a rock band from the bay area, Hurry Up Shotgun. The album, called "Hurry Up Shotgun", will be released October 7th. You can stream a couple songs from the album at

In addition, the band will open for Archers of Loaf, this Friday (9/2) at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. So if you are in the bay area this Friday, go to see them!