José Vicente NEGLIA is an ethnomusicologist who specialises in popular music studies. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a dissertation on underground rock culture in Tokyo. His research interests include sound studies, heritage and memory studies, and issues of cultural production in contemporary popular music. Dr. Neglia was a recipient of the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship from 2011 to 2013, and he has presented at meetings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the International Council for Traditional Music, as well as chapter meetings of the Society of Ethnomusicology. He is currently working on an ethnographic monograph on a genre of popular music called garage rock, which will explore aspects of cultural memory in underground rock in Japan.