Tag Archive: Project A-kon

Jun 18

[live report + interview] Speaking Music with -OZ- at A-kon 23

The way -OZ- walked onto the A-kon stage, one would never have guessed they were playing their first show in America.  Each member acknowledged the large chanting crowd and struck a cool pose with their trademark glowsticks (which were sold in the dealers’ room for fans to wield).  Natsuki beckoned the audience to scream louder …

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Jun 13

[live report] Ayabie – Awkwardly Adorable at A-kon 23

Ayabie is like the Zooey Deschanel of visual kei.  They have the same sunny disposition and vintage Bohemian fashion sense.  They also exhibit the kind of awkwardness that is endearing rather than uncomfortable to watch, because hiding underneath it is self-assuredness.  At the end of the day they are still pros, as they proved to …

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Jul 13

[live report] D – Dramatic Echoes @ A-kon 22

At A-kon 22′s Q&A session for the visual kei band D on June 11, vocalist Asagi revealed that they chose their name based on the feeling the letter evoked, which was akin to an echo. But from their previous night’s performance—their first U.S. performance, D might as well have stood for drama. Clad in black corseted …

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May 07

Unsentimental Piggy

Check out this announcement from LM.C’s website. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT on AKON TWENTY April 30th, 2009 We regret to inform you that in accordance with an official announcement made by Pony Canyon Inc. today regarding the outbreak of the swine flu made on April 30th, the upcoming LM.C appearance at AKON (May 29-31 in Dallas, Texas) …

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