Tag Archive: concert

Oct 05

[live report] Far East to East Showcase (Gelatine, Echostream, Swinging Popsicle, Kokusyoku Sumire)

When pop group AKB48 ran across the stage waving at their fans during their debut American concert, the members were in perfect sync. When Fujishima Mineko of Swinging Popsicle ran across the stage high-fiving the audience at the Far East to East Showcase, she nearly hit her head on a speaker. The New York Anime …

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Jul 07

Cocco and more Cocco

Nearly two years after her last single, authentic and eccentric music talent Cocco will release her first digital EP. The currently unnamed collection is a conceptual one consisting of four songs connected to the seasons. It will go on sale August 15, the same day Cocco releases her new book, Cocco-san no daidokoro, and performs …

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Jun 21

BoA to headline at San Francisco Pride 2009

More than three months after her stateside album release and many weeks since we’ve seen any new promotional activities, BoA has been announced as one of the main stage headliners for this year’s Pride celebration in San Francisco. She’ll be taking the stage on Sunday, June 28th, along with American singer Solange Knowles and Canadian …

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Jun 19

[live report] Fake? at Anime Next

As he approached the front of the stage, Ken Lloyd blew a kiss to the cheering audience—then grimaced. That expression gave away Lloyd’s nervousness about playing an unusual show—his first U.S. performance as Fake (typeset Fake?), at a convention for the anime culture foreign to him. It also punctuated his gesture by showing the gap …

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May 19

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, May 2

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual two-day Sakura Matsuri celebrates a wide range of Japanese culture in the breathtaking setting of 220 blooming cherry blossom trees. For the price of one admission ticket, you can watch classical dances, make origami, model for a cosplay photoshoot and participate in the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom viewing. For …

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