Tag Archive: luna sea

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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Feb 08

[live report] SUGIZO Lives Long and Prospers

If there’s ever a time to do the Vulcan Salute outside a Star Trek convention, it’s at a SUGIZO concert. The guitarist, violinist, and songwriter started doing the Salute during LUNA SEA shows back in the day. And for some reason fans have adopted it as the most logical way of greeting him. Perhaps it’s …

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Dec 06

[live report] A Message of Hope from LUNA SEA to the Brave

While I was more than ecstatic when I heard I would be covering LUNA SEA’s charity live on October 22, something made me feel a little bit awkward. As my live report of their two shows from December 2010 can attest, I am a big, sappy fan of this band. No other artist can create …

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Jun 20

[review] TRUE – exist†trace

Exist†trace continues to defy traditional stereotypes with their major label debut, TRUE. As an all-female band, the slick cover art is anything but girly and while Jou’s alto growl is almost nonexistent, the music remains fast and hard with spine tingly melody shifts. TRUE opens with a heavy, rumbling promise to keep to their roots …

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Jan 07

[live report] Legacy of LUNA SEA

Writing for an online, blog-style site, I have the liberty of getting a little bit personal with my articles. If a band or artist annoys me, I will bluntly tell you. If someone gives a disappointing live performance, I’ll pinpoint where they fall short. And if for some reason I feel the need to hurl …

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