Anime Matsuri, April 4, 2015
Live Report by Jen Wang
The middle of a car show seemed like an unusual concert venue, but Nylon Pink was the perfect fit. The Asian-American pop-punk band delivered a high octane performance that complemented the modified cars on display at Anime Matsuri’s Rice Bowl. Sexy and sassy, the ladies made every take their eyes away from the sleek vehicles and gather around the stage.
Nylon Pink kicked off their set with a rock ‘n’ roll rendition of “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spears. Vocalist and guitarist Kiki Wongo attacked the notes with such force, giving the saccharine song an edge. As her riffs built drama, Yuki Ito on the keyboards added distorted notes to increase the tension. The next song, “Fluff”, was anything but. A Nylon Pink original, it combined an upbeat pop melody with ferocious guitars and confrontational lyrics. You don’t want to mess with this group of girls.