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Oct 15 2015

URBANGARDE frontman Temma Matsunaga takes on God, girls, and city life in first book “Selfie People”


Temma Matsunaga, the lead male vocal of Japanese rock band URBANGARDE, has announced the release of his first book Jisatsushatachi (“Selfie People”) on October 22. The book is a compilation of short stories, essays, and poems following the prolific writer’s three favorite themes: shojo (girls), toshi (metropolitan city life), and kami (God). The jacket features …

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Sep 29 2015

URBANGARDE – Interview (2015) Pt. 2


URBANGARDE Interview by David Cirone September 29, 2015 Your most recent song is about a dark, real-life subject, “Coin Locker Babies.” It seems to me that URBANGARDE breaks the mold of Japanese pop by speaking so openly and consistently about politics, sex, dark psychology. Don’t you think Japanese fans want pop idols instead? Why are …

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Sep 27 2015

URBANGARDE announces new album Showa 90 at Utsu Fes concert


Japanese trauma techno-pop band URBANGARDE announced their new album Showa 90 at their concert showcase event on September 5. URBANGARDE hosted UTSU Fes (“Depression Fes”) with performances by PASSPO☆, NO GOD, and 15 other bands in the 2-day festival at Tsutaya O-East in Shibuya. Showa 90 will be released from Kadokawa Media Factory on December …

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Sep 11 2015

URBANGARDE – Interview (2015) Pt. 1


URBANGARDE Interview by David Cirone September 12, 2015 Japanese trauma techno-pop band URBANGARDE made their American performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, Texas, on June 3, 2015. While many fans at the concert knew the band’s penchant for outrageous visuals courtesy of their music videos (involving exorcisms, flying sperm, and lots of blood), it was …

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Aug 31 2015

URBANGARDE Visits Psychiatric Hospital for Special Concert


Members of Japanese rock band URBANGARDE accepted the invitation of a Nagano hospital to perform for patients in the psychiatric ward and nursing home on August 21. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki and keyboardist Kei Ohkubo performed songs requested by the patients plus some of URBANGARDE’s original songs. One of the doctors explained, “The world of URBANGARDE …

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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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May 11 2015

URBANGARDE – Coin Locker Babies (MV)


URBANGARDE has released a music video “Coin Locker Babies” from their live-show only mini-album release Shojou Kaitai, featuring costume design by Japanese lolita fashion company Angelic Pretty.

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 29 2015

URBANGARDE releases LINE stickers worldwide


Japanese “Trauma Techno-Pop” band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including “Sayonara Subculture”, “Sakura Memento”, and “Tokai no Alice”. URBANGARDE will make their USA performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, TX, in June 2015. LINE sticker previews and info: …

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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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