March 2014 archive

Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&jirO to perform at UK’s The Great Escape

Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&jirO will perform at the JAPAN RISING showcase at THE GREAT ESCAPE, Britain’s biggest music conference and festival. Three Japanese artists have been confirmed to perform at The Great Escape, held 8-10 May in Brighton, England. Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&JirO will appear at the JAPAN RISING showcase on …

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exist†trace announces new look and new single “Spiral Daisakusen” for May 14!

All-girl Japanese rock band exist†trace announced their new single “Spiral Daisakusen” today, along with striking new photographs of the band members. The three-track single, due May 14, 2014, is the band’s first release since last year’s “Diamond”. Album jacket and music video information will be revealed soon. exist†trace – “Spiral Daisakusen” Track Listing 1. Spiral …

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SoundWitch – Romanesque (Review)

SoundWitch Romanesque Review by Dave Cirone SoundWitch’s new album Romanesque is one of the tightest industrial rock albums I’ve heard in years, full of ripping, heavy hooks and mind altering vocals from superstar front-woman Twin. “Peek a boo” opens album like a war cry, announcing SoundWitch is ready to lay siege to your headspace for …

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GEEKS Interview (2014)

GEEKS Interview by Jen Wang March 20, 2014 Known for their catchy punk rock tunes, GEEKS consists of Endo, the Genius Scammer; MITSU, the Yankee from Chiba City; KAORU, the Creepy Nerd; and KYOHEI, the Arch Daemon of Downtown Tokyo. The quartet played in the South by Southwest Music Festival in 2009 and 2010 and …

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Yoshiki battles himself via Hologram at SXSW

Yoshiki unveiled a never before seen classical concert performance at FLAUNT Magazine’s party celebrating its upcoming List Issue. Yoshiki mesmerized the audience at Austin’s Qui as he performed a piano duel with a hologram of himself, resulting in a passionate and dramatic musical experience


DAZZLE VISION FINAL ATTACK Review by David Cirone With their latest album, FINAL ATTACK, DAZZLE VISION has finally unleashed Full-Metal Maiko. The band’s trademark split-personality screamo/melodic style is still here, but new guitarist Tony has brought in an electronic element that opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the band (maybe “screamo-electronic”?). The …

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MAN WITH A MISSION – Get Off of My Way (PV)

I’ve tried, but I can’t stay interested in lip-syncing wolves’ heads for more than a few seconds. Seems like the video director figured that out, too, so Man With A Mission’s new PV for “Get Off of My Way” is filled with lots of… other things to look at.

Nightmare – Rewrite (review)

Nightmare Rewrite Review by Jen Wang Nightmare has always been an unpredictable band, and their latest single, Rewrite, definitely captures that. The three tracks convey very different moods and styles, leaving the listener wanting more. Released in January, it’s a perfect way to kick off the new year and preview for what else the band …

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Gacharic Spin – Tekko 2014 video comment

Gacharic Spin performs LIVE in America at Tekko 2014, April 3-6, 2014! Check out their Facebook Event Page for schedule and goods info!

Ni-Hao! returns to America for California tour

Japanese super-crazy-punk duo Ni-Hao! returns to America this month for a short California tour. MARCH 20TH @ The Observatory (3503 South Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana) with The Orwells, twin Peaks, Criminal Hygiene, Corners, LA Witch Broncho 7pm – $13 MARCH 22ND @ THE CHURCH ON YORK (4904 York Blvd 90042) WITH AKA, GNARBABY, BASTIDAS 8PM …

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