MarcBowie

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Date registered: January 27, 2018

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Not of this Earth.

Latest posts

  1. KAO=S brings Meiji era song into the 21st Century — November 24, 2018
  2. [ALEXANDROS] rocks New York with confidence — November 9, 2018
  3. LAMP IN TERREN get naked with upcoming album The Naked Blues — October 24, 2018
  4. SCANDAL to represent Japan for International Cassette Store Day — September 28, 2018
  5. Shonen Knife roll (and rock) through USA — September 27, 2018

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Jul 20 2018

SCANDAL keep things caliente with US and Mexico concerts

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SCANDAL, truly one of Japan’s best and hardest rockin’ bands, will play two September shows in Mexico as part of a select batch of North American dates on their “Special Thanks” tour. The concerts are sandwiched in between their Anaheim, CA and Dallas, TX stops. SCANDAL played Mexico City back in 2015 but this is …

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Jul 15 2018

[ALEXANDROS] scratch itch with “Mosquito Bite” single

Sometimes teasing is okay, despite what your mom said, as alterna-rockers [ALEXANDROS] have released a roughly minute and a half video snippet of their new single, “Mosquito Bite”, with the full track to be released July 18th. The song will serve as the main theme to the much anticipated live-action version of popular manga BLEACH.

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Jun 06 2018

Ling tosite sigure announces Beijing concert

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Proggy power-trio Ling sosite sigure recently announced on their Facebook page they will be playing an August 26 solo concert in Beijing as part of the “Five For You” tour with venue and further details to follow.

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Jun 05 2018

SCANDAL plugs in with signature guitar cables

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Although perhaps not an obvious choice for every fan’s wish list, gear maker Vital Audio has announced that in June they will be coming out with limited edition SCANDAL branded guitar cables and patch cords. Perfect for your SCANDAL cover band!

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May 07 2018

SCANDAL announces fall U.S. and Mexico concert dates

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SCANDAL, everyone’s favorite fab quartet, have scheduled some U.S. concerts dates for September (with stops in Mexico to follow) that promise to bring the band’s own brand of sonic wonderment and keenly refined pop sensibilities to venues from New York to California. Full details of the “Special Thanks” tour have yet to be announced, but …

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May 02 2018

BABYMETAL forms new label BABYMETAL RECORDS

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Following in the well trod footsteps of many a mega rock act, unstoppable kawaii-metal sensation BABYMETAL has announced plans to form their own record label in collaboration with 5B Artist Management, who handle such acts as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH, and U.K.-based Cooking Vinyl Records, who have released music from a diverse roster of talent including …

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Apr 28 2018

LAMP IN TERREN get some “New Clothes” in latest music video

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Following up on their latest single, Dreams, from earlier in the month, LAMP IN TERREN have recently released a video for another stunner of a new track, New Clothes.

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Apr 21 2018

RON RON CLOU Want You To “Listen Up!”

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As the years go by, ageless Rickenbacker loving punkers RON RON CLOU are wearing better than Paul Weller’s haircut and prove it by issuing their first new music video in fifteen years for the song Listen Up!.

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Apr 12 2018

Kat McDowell – TEN (Review)

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Kat McDowell TEN Review by Marc Bowie Singer-songwriter Kat McDowell’s latest album, TEN, released on March 24th, is by turns a bracing and soothing amalgam of beach bar ballads, mid-tempo rockers and quasi-lullaby’s. Possessed of a beguilingly ethereal yet warmly inviting voice that any sensible person might want to follow to the ends of the …

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Mar 27 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto New Documentary Tsunami Piano

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While touring Tohoku, the area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, something he has done many times, famed composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member, Ryuichi Sakamoto, was told about a semi-ruined piano in a high school gymnasium. The instrument had been flooded along with Miyagi Prefectural Agricultural High School and looked like a mess, …

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