Tag Archive: Akasaka BLITZ

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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Sep 22

[live report] girugamesh TOUR 2009 SUMMER EVOLUTION

No frills. Some say it’s the only way to truly rock out. But how many bands claim to be the bare-essentials of rock, only to end up cheapening the experience with over the top costumes, garish makeup and dorky stage antics? On September 2, 2009, girugamesh took that no frills attitude to heart with their …

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