Tag Archive: New York Anime Fest

Dec 23

[review] Gelatine: Gie Ji Gaii

Sometimes you have to see musicians live to get them. I had previewed the bands playing the Far East to East Showcase at Webster Hall prior to the event on Sept. 27 , and Gelatine didn’t grip me instantly. My first impression, based off performance videos of singer Seiko shrieking and marching around in a …

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Oct 16

[interview] Swinging Popsicle Swings into New York

Swinging Popsicle makes an unlikely link between indie music and anime/video game fandom. While its laid-back retro rock isn’t the typical soundtrack for animated entertainment, the unassuming trio has played at conventions in North America and composed the music for the well-regarded 2009 PC game Sumaga/Star Mine Girl, introducing their 12-year catalogue to a new …

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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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Sep 08

[press release] Swinging Popsicle @ NYAF – Far East To East Showcase

Swinging Popsicle to perform at New York Anime festival! Info at: http://www.superglorious.com http://www.mediumatlarge.net/2009/08/far-east-to-east-showcast-at-nyaf.html Last year, the New York Anime Festival and our friends Karaterice launched the Far East To East Showcase at The Knitting Factory. It was a celebration of indie, punk, rock, and pop both from Japan and NYC. This year, NYAF and Karaterice …

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