Category Archive: Indies

Sep 24

[press release] DAZZLE VISION returns to America for Tekkoshocon 2013

September 24, 2012 – Japanese hard-rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will return to America to perform at Japanese anime and culture event Tekkoshocon in Pittsburgh, PA. Famous for her “Death Voice,” melodic vocals, and high-fashion lolita style, singer Maiko and her band-mates made their USA debut at Sakura-Con 2010 as the opening act for HIGH …

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Aug 29

[press release] Japanese Punk Rock Band Akabane Vulgars U.S. Tour

Seattle, WA, August 23, 2012 – The bluesy, Japanese all-girl power trio, The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, returns to take the U.S.A. by storm as they announce a new multi-city national tour kicking off tomorrow! Catch their songs and image at www.akabane-vulgars.com. The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass 2012 U.S. Tour, “Return of the King Zero,” will take …

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Jul 23

[press release] Swinging Popsicle Release New Digital Single on ITunes

July 20, 2012 – J-Pop veterans Swinging Popsicle released their new digital single, “You’ve Got A Friend,” on iTunes America and Japan today. Originally recorded by Carole King in 1971, James Taylor’s version hit number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 that same year, and won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Often included in Swinging Popsicle’s …

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Jul 16

[press release] 2012 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL @ New People San Francisco

Annual Weekend-Long S.F. Pop Culture Celebration In August To Present Video Game-Inspired Artists And DJs Including Random Encounters, The Glowing Stars, SpaceKraft, DJ Amaya, and Vex Mode.  August 25-26, 2012. San Francisco, CA, July 12, 2012 – NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, invites the Bay Area …

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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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