Tag: live report

akai SKY – AnimeFest 2015 Live Report

akai SKY AnimeFest, September 5, 2015 Live report by Jen Wang What does American J-Rock sound like? That was the question lingering on the minds of AnimeFest attendees unfamiliar with the music of akai SKY. Nevertheless, they were ready to rock. They were perhaps a little too amped up for the orchestral opener, Ramen and …

Continue reading

DISACODE – Anime Matsuri 2015 Live Report

DISACODE Anime Matsuri, April 5, 2015 Live Report by Jen Wang Last year, model/rocker AKIRA won over Anime Matsuri’s attendees with her cool, androgynous style and charming personality. This time, she brought her DISACODE bandmates for their first U.S. performance. True to the meaning behind their name—the negation of established codes, the trio defied the …

Continue reading

Nylon Pink – Anime Matsuri 2015 Live Report

Nylon Pink Anime Matsuri, April 4, 2015 Live Report by Jen Wang The middle of a car show seemed like an unusual concert venue, but Nylon Pink was the perfect fit. The Asian-American pop-punk band delivered a high octane performance that complemented the modified cars on display at Anime Matsuri’s Rice Bowl. Sexy and sassy, …

Continue reading

FLOW – AnimeFEST 2014 Live Report

FLOW Live report by Jen Wang September 1, 2014 “Shake the house” is usually a figurative phrase. At AnimeFest’s concert, the room literally vibrated as FLOW rocked out. Eight years after their U.S. debut, the band returned to a packed Dallas crowd, eager to hear some of their favorite tunes. Without hesitation, FLOW got the …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

NSDP – A-Kon 2013 Live Report

NSDP A-Kon, June 1, 2013 Live report by Jen Wang NSDP is as unapologetically raw as the string of words that make up the acronym: night, spit, death, pain. They’re teeming with in-your-face energy, and they operate with no frills or pomp. To the sound of the cheering A-kon crowd mixed with their own instrumental …

Continue reading