Tag Archive: A-Kon

Jun 27 2016

Yousei Teikoku rocks Pantera tribute for Texas fans at A-Kon 27


Japanese gothic rock band Yousei Teikoku delivered a selection of their hardest-rocking songs and anime hits (from Tokyo ESP, Future Diary, Qwaser of Stigmata) at A-Kon 27 in Dallas on June 3, 2016. At the show’s climax, after leading the excited audience of over 2000 fans in a militaristic call-and-response of fan-favorite “Patriot Anthem”, Yousei …

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Apr 21 2016

Yousei Teikoku releases new music video and message for A-Kon 2016


Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released their new music video “Disorder”, the opening theme for the anime series Big Order (with story by Future Diary‘s Sakae Esuno) which began broadcast this month in Japan. “Disorder” is Yousei Teikoku’s 18th single, due for release on April 27, just as the band begins a multi-city …

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Nov 23 2015

Yousei Teikoku returns to America for A-Kon 27


Japanese gothic heavy metal band Yousei Teikoku will return to America for a special one-night performance at A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas, during the 3-day Japanese anime and culture event June 3-5, 2016. The gothic metal band has performed themes for Valiant Knights, Future Diary, and Tokyo ESP. Popular with mainstream metal fans and anime …

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Jul 05 2015



Ever wonder what an anime con is like from a J-rock band’s perspective? GEEKS gives a glimpse in their video for “Road Roller”, filmed during their visit to A-kon 2014 in Dallas. We see the guys strolling through the convention floor as well as a grocery store, joy riding through the town, and of course, …

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Jun 29 2015

URBANGARDE Delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

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Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2016 in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE’s signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long …

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Apr 19 2015

URBANGARDE video message for A-Kon 26


Japanese trauma techno-pop group URBANGARDE has released a welcome message for fans preparing for the band’s USA debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, TX, including an Akihabara-based Japanese lesson and a pledge to show America the power of Japanese otaku. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day …

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Mar 19 2015

7!! (Seven Oops) to perform at A-Kon 2015 in Dallas


7!! (Naruto Shippuden, Your Lie in April), the 4-piece co-ed band formed in 2004 and based in Okinawa, will return to America this June for A-Kon 2015. 7!! (Seven Oops) made their major label debut with the 2011 single, “Fall in love.” Their sophomore album STARTLINE was released in August 2014 and they packed their …

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Feb 20 2015

URBANGARDE to make USA debut at A-Kon 26


Japanese techno-rock band URBANGARDE will make their American performance debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, Texas. The band’s outrageous videos and live stage shows combining schoolgirl fetishes, exorcisms, and giant-baby samurai duels have garnered them multiple sold-out shows in Japan and an intense worldwide following. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and …

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Mar 20 2014

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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Jun 21 2013

exist†trace – A-Kon 2013 Live Report


exist†trace A-Kon, June 1, 2013 Live report by Jen Wang For anybody in the A-Kon audience unfamiliar with exist†trace, the band was introduced as one of the first female visual kei bands. Gender, however, is irrelevant, as exist†trace proved that night. They rocked the house and made the crowd even more pumped than they had …

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