December 2013 archive

Kra – Life ~Today is a good day to Die~ (review)

RETRO REVIEW Kra Life ~Today is a good day to Die~ Review by Jen Wang The unusual title of Kra’s 2009 album, Life ~Today is a good day to Die~, is a good reflection of the band’s odd and complex nature. They can be a cheerful oshare kei unit, but they can also get dark …

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FROM ADAM ON DOWN at Devils Fes 2 (2013)

FROM ADAM ON DOWN at Devils Fes 2 at Aichi 3Star Imaike (Nagoya) 2013.11.17 – produced by Dazzle Vision’s Tony

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Sakanaction – Eureka (PV)

Artistically, NSFW.

Shishido Kavka photographed for Vogue Japan

Photographer Tommy Ton photographs Japanese rock drummer/vocalist Shishido Kavka on the streets of Shibuya for Vogue Japan’s “Tokyo Street Cool”.

WHITE ASH – Ciao, Fake Kings (Review)

WHITE ASH Ciao, Fake Kings Review by David Cirone Hot off the success of their Gatchaman Crowds theme, young J-Rock band WHITE ASH proves itself to be a heavy-hitter with their latest release Ciao, Fake Kings. Opening track “Casablanca” kicks the album off with some heavy guitar, and follow-up track “Number Ninety-Nine” brings some great …

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Gacharic Spin returns to America for Tekko 2014

All-female JRock band Gacharic spin will perform a live concert in April 2014 at Pittsburgh anime event Tekko 2014 (formerly Tekkoshocon). Formed by bassist F Chopper KOGA and drummer Hana, the band has contributed to Sony PSP’s Hatsune Miku Project Diva series and created soundtrack songs for the Japanese Black Angel films. Known in Japan …

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Gacharic Spin – NEXT STAGE (PV)

URBANGARDE launches official Tumblr account

International fans of Japanese avante-garde “trauma techno-pop” group URBANGARDE can keep up with the band’s outrageous, mind-bending antics via the band’s new official Tumblr page. In addition to the band’s regular posts on Facebook and Twitter, the band has launched the Tumblr account to help fans updated about their photos, music videos, and previews …

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MAMADRIVE – Kuruizaki (PV)