Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 27 2016

Cornelius making his long-awaited return to the US with “CORNELIUS PERFORMS FANTASMA” tour


It has been almost a decade since Cornelius last performed in the United States. He is coming back to America on a new tour called “CORNELIUS PERFORMS FANTASMA”, where — as the tour name suggests — he’ll perform the 1997 album, Fantasma. The renowned musician and producer, whose real name is Keigo Oyamada, is playing …

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May 24 2016

MIYAVI – Afraid To Be Cool (MV)


Who’s afraid to be cool? Definitely not MIYAVI! In his latest single “Afraid to be Cool”, the musician gives a friendly, rocking reminder that “you’ve got nothing to lose” with being yourself. It’s quite fitting that right after he sings that line, a guitar solo follows, carrying his message onwards: let your inhibitions go like …

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May 23 2016

the GazettE – The Wiltern 2016 Live Report


Tuesday, May 3rd – it was the beginning of a great week because at 8 PM that night, the GazettE would be performing for the first time in Los Angeles at The Wiltern. From an early hour, the fans were lining up outside the building and as night fell, a May breeze had them huddled …

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May 21 2016

URBANGARDE’s Yoko Hamasaki reveals Blue Forest jacket and music video


URBANGARDE vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has revealed the jacket image of her new solo album Blue Forest, scheduled for release on June 15. Bringing a new sound and performance style from her work in the internationally popular “trauma techno-pop” group (URBANGARDE has performed multiple times overseas in Europe and America), Hamasaki shows her mature, sensual side …

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May 18 2016

Wagakki Band – Valkyrie – Ikusa Otome (MV)


Wagakki Band’s music video for “Valkyrie – Ikusa Otome” (theme from TV anime Twin Star Exorcists – Sosei no Onmyoji)

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May 18 2016

BAND-MAID gets European CD release from JPU Records


BAND-MAID’s latest album, Brand New MAID, will be the band’s first to get an international CD release and will be available across the UK and Europe courtesy of JPU Records from June 17, 2016. The CD version contains an bonus track as well as extra booklet containing lyric translations in English. READ: Brand New MAID …

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May 13 2016

SpecialThanks – SWEET (MV)


SpecialThanks goes heavy on the cartoon filter, but goes light on the rock-n-roll for “SWEET”, forn their new album Heavenly. It’s great to hear vocalist Misaki sing in her native Japanese, and while her delivery is much more relaxed and authentic, “SWEET” has a tempo that’s all too familiar to fans of their earlier work. …

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May 13 2016

Wagakki Band announces Deep Impact USA Tour 2016


Wagakki Band has announced a 3-stop USA tour for this July, performing a set of back-to-back shows in California as follow-up to the appearances in NYC and SXSW earlier this year. Tuesday, July 12 Los Angeles (Club Bahia)  GA (ADV $25,DOOR $30) VIP $75 open 19:00/start 20:00 Thursday, July 14 San Diego(House Of Blues) …

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May 12 2016

BAND-MAID – Brand New MAID (Review)


BAND-MAID Brand New MAID Review by David Cirone BAND MAID has made a point in recent interviews of celebrating the contrast (sometimes they call it “the gap”) between their “kawaii” maid personas and their hard-rock sound. Their latest album Brand New MAID, clocking in at an adrenaline-filled 30 minutes, seems designed to push that contrast …

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May 11 2016

10 Reasons the GazettE L.A. show kicked ass

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the GazettE Wiltern Theatre – May 3, 2016 Article by: Nhu Nguyen Full disclosure: I am a fan of the GazettE. I have had the pleasure of seeing their concert twice at Shinkiba Studio Coast in 2014 performing their first two albums Disorder and NIL. Attending their live was a bucket list item for my …

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