Category Archive: Indies

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 02

[live report] La’Mule – My '90s Visual Kei Fantasy Realized

If a magical visual kei genie appeared before me right now, granting me one wish, I know exactly what I would want: to travel back in time to the mid-90s. I can give up the instant intellectual gratification of Wikipedia and the oversharing aspect of Facebook for a couple of days just to do a …

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Apr 09

[news] Head Phones President & Gelatine @ The Delancey NYC (April 13, 2012)

Very rare opportunity to see two dynamite girl singers of Japanese extreme rock!! Seiko w/Gelatine and Anza w/Head Phones President (from Japan) Friday, April 13th, 2012 @The Delancey 168 Delancey St. (bet. Clinton & Attorney) New York, NY 10002 $5 / 21+ Frank Wood Presents: 8pm Minor Cuts 8:45pm Skeletal Life 9:30pm The Cynz 10:15pm …

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Oct 24

[interview] BORN to Rock Nekocon 2011

Almost three years after they first performed at Onicon in Texas, BORN is back in North America for Virginia’s Nekocon. With a new single, “Psycho Diva,” BORN continues to mix up pop choruses with thrashy metal riffs and growling counter vocals. Nekocon 2011 will take place on November 4th-6th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center …

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Jun 16

[photo] P-POP-PARTY #1

Article by Lee Miller P-Pop-Party #1 at Death by Audio in Brooklyn, NYC was the debut show of two new bands in the Peelander-Z universe and a stop on two man rock unit Ken South Rock’s US tour. When all girl Peewonder Z took the stage, they loudly declared they were from the homeworld Peelander-Z hails from: Planet …

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