Japanese pop star Miyavi is coined as a “Samurai guitarist” and has nicknamed himself “Oresama.” He is known for his blend of American-inspired music, drawing from both rock and hip-hop, and traditional Japanese culture. Miyavi started as an acoustic musician but has transcended into a rapper in his more recent body of work. When his music isn’t the topic of conversation, his offbeat style is (an androgynous look comprised of tattoos, makeup, and hair dye). He will be performing June 27 at Irving Plaza. All ages. $42.
Miyavi: Oresama in NYC
—by Becky Cook, June 25, 2010