April 2017 archive

Aldious – Without You (MV)

Candy-coated clap-clap-clap… Aldious pours on the sugar with “Without You”!

Miyavi Brings Rock, Love and Peace to L.A.’s Belasco Theatre, Samurai Style

Miyavi Belasco Theatre, April 9, 2017 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen “We party, we enjoy music, we get drunk,” Miyavi said to the crowd’s roar of approval. “But at the same time, we’re responsible for the future and for delivering the message. So many people are suffering all over the world. …

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exist†trace – the 19th Challenge “chain resonance” at Ebisu club aim

exist†trace began their monthly series of one-man live shows on April 19 at Ebisu club aim with a hard-rocking 16-song set for a full house of dedicated “IGU” fans. The shows will continue through the end of the year with a different theme each month.

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Puffy AmiYumi – Interview (2017)

Puffy AmiYumi Interview by DJ Greg Hignight and David Cirone April 4, 2017 Puffy AmiYumi first gained notoriety in the early 2000s as breakthrough artists from Japan, with their own animated series on Cartoon Network and multiple tours. JRock247 had the opportunity to talk with Ami and Yumi before their performance at the historic Belasco …

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KAO=S performs for record crowds in Spain

KAO=S performed at the Japanese cultural event Salón del Manga y Cultura Japonesa de Alicante in Spain on April 8th and 9th. 25,000 people attended the event, a record number for Institución Ferial Alicantina venue. After their high-energy concert April 8th (check out the video below), KAO=S vocalist Kaori “Lady Samurai” Kawabuchi demonstrated Japanese sword …

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lynch. announces new EP Sinners with guest bass lineup

lynch. will release their new EP “SINNERS” on May 31, 2017. The 6-track package includes guest bass performances by J, Hitoki, T$UYO$HI (The BONEZ / P.T.P), YOSHIHIRO YASUI (OUTRAGE), and YUKKE (MUCC). The limited edition CD/DVD includes bonus music videos and behind-the-scenes clips.

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Gacharic Spin at Anime Matsuri XI (Live Report)

Gacharic Spin Live Report George R. Brown Convention Center, April 8, 2017 Gacharic Spin returned to the United States as the headlining music act for Anime Matsuri 2017. It had been nearly 2 years since their last appearance in the states, which was at J-POP Summit 2015 in San Francisco. Their Houston appearance was a …

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KAMIJO to release new single Castrato

KAMIJO will release his new single “Castrato” on May 10, 2017. The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD featuring excerpts from the event “Moshimo Be Choir ga KAMIJO to Collaboration Live wo Shitara MOSHIJO THE NEXT Symphony of The Vampire – Heart Beethoven Kara no message” held on December 11, 2016, in which KAMIJO …

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ALDIOUS – Utopia (MV)

ALDIOUS’ sixth album, Unlimited Diffusion, releases May 10. The limited, first-press edition comes with a DVD of 7 music videos, including “Utopia”, “Die For You”, and “Piece of My Wish”.

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Jupiter announces new mini-album “Tears Of The Sun”

Visual kei band Jupiter has announced their new mini-album “Tears Of The Sun”, due for release May 10th, 2017. The band — featuring ZIN (vocals), HIZAKI (guitar), TERU (guitar), and new members RUCY (bass) and DAISUKE (drums) — will promote the release with live shows at Nagoya’s ell.FITS ALL (May 12), Osaka RUIDO (May 14), …

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