March 2012 archive


Seriously… without the help of the extra text in this video… I would have thought she was saying something totally nasty.


New Psycho-Devo-Polysixish video from MIX MARKET. The drummer stole Bootsy Collins’ “Groove is in the Heart” shades…!

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Tommy February6 / Tommy Heavenly6 – FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY (Review)

Tommy February6 / Tommy Heavenly6 FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY Review by David Cirone Tommy x 2! It doesn’t feel fair to review the two albums separately. I kept experiencing a sharp pangs of infidelity, like secretly dating two sisters. That’s certainly the intention behind the stylistically different personas created a decade ago by Tomoko Kawase. For …

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Dazzle Vision in new UTAU software

Japanese hard-rock screamo band Dazzle Vision posted photos on their Twitter account today previewing the release of vocalist Maiko’s voice-synthesized alter-ego. Famous for her “Death Voice,” high-fashion lolita style, and melodic vocals, Maiko and her band-mates recently judged an open-mic “Death Voice” contest outside Shibuya’s fashion landmark 109 building. Japanese fan magazine Gekkayo has posted …

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GIGS March 2007

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Budo Grape on Nagoya Buzz Podcast

Special edition of Nagoya Buzz (NagMag) podcast with Budo Grape. Link:

Budo Grape Radio – Vol 56-58

BUDO GRAPE “HIMITSU GALLERY” RADIO Fun music and conversation with Japanese New Wave band from Nagoya — Budo Grape! # # # EPISODE #56 Hosts: Quminco (vocal), Matsui (bass) Featured song: “Karuwazashi” from Otonatachi x Kodomotachi

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URBANGARDE – Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku (live)

URBANGARDE – Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku セーラー服を脱がないで Live at Asakasa Blitz (2010) That is one hell of a mess. URBANGARDE Website

exist†trace at Hiro Ballroom NYC (purple SKY photo set)

purple SKY magazine photographer Kathy Chee just posted a great set of photos from the exist†trace show in NYC! exist†trace @ Hiro Ballroom – March 18, 2012 Photo set at Link to photo set! Bonus short video of the after-show autograph session: