Sarah

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Date registered: April 18, 2013

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  1. [live report] The Return of Harajuku Dance Rock — September 19, 2012
  2. [live report] L’Arc-en-Ciel – Fulfilling a Teenage Dream — July 2, 2012
  3. [live report] LiSA – Not Just a Fictitious Anime Band Voice — June 19, 2012
  4. [live report] A Pleasant Nightmare Brought to You by Matenrou Opera — June 5, 2012
  5. INORAN – A Little Less LUNA SEA, a Little More “Nevermind” — May 4, 2012

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Sep 19

[live report] The Return of Harajuku Dance Rock

With tensions mounting against Japan in recent weeks, one glimmer of hope shines amongst the chaos and disarray: Harajuku Dance Rock is back. And by that, I mean An Cafe. Nearly three years after announcing their hiatus, the bouncier-than-a-bouncy-castle band resumed activities with their two September live performances ANCAFESTA ’12 SUMMER DIVE. Rumors circulating amongst …

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Jul 02

[live report] L’Arc-en-Ciel – Fulfilling a Teenage Dream

Someone’s been reading my diary. More accurately, someone’s been reading my diary from high school. As an awkward,emo 16-year-old, there were three things I looked at with great longing to participate: L’Arc-en-Ciel concerts, The Matrix, and marching band. The latter’s easy to explain: I was an orchestra geek, and the violin wasn’t exactly the best …

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Jun 19

[live report] LiSA – Not Just a Fictitious Anime Band Voice

J-pop gets a bad rap. Overpopulated with cutesy girls and herbivorous young men, the pop world in this country has the reputation of being sickeningly innocent and entirely inoffensive (unless you want to get into the whole “sexy children” discussion, which I’ll save that for another day). LiSA might fall into the Jpop category, but …

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Jun 05

[live report] A Pleasant Nightmare Brought to You by Matenrou Opera

I had a good nightmare a few nights ago. A translucent, white sheet veiled the stage at Akasaka Blitz. Like demented shadow puppets, male figures writhed around a stock-still silhouette. The sheet lifted to reveal interpretive dancers covered in black soot as power metal guitars directed their bizarre and animalistic movements. No, I didn’t fall …

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May 04

INORAN – A Little Less LUNA SEA, a Little More “Nevermind”

Call me ignorant, but I really didn’t know what shoegaze was until a few months ago. Or more accurately, I’d never heard of the moniker, though I was keenly aware of the concept: a subgenre of alt-rock that was so flippant, it made Kurt Cobain seem like Freddie Mercury. I’m not saying INORAN’s 15th anniversary …

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