Tag Archive: SID

Dec 28

[live report] Dead End – Tour 2009 “Metamorphosis"

Article by Sarah Dworken Up on the hill near Yoyogi Park in Tokyo there is an accursed land filled with the ghosts of Jrock past. Many rock stars have lived out their prime there and many are now buried in the dusty analogues of history, only remembered by their loyal fans and the now grown-up …

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Sep 10

[live report] JACK IN THE BOX 2009 SUMMER

My feet are bleeding. My forehead is dripping with sweat. My ears are buzzing. My right palm may have permanent fingernail marks in it. The human body is simply not conditioned for this kind of physical strain. But oh, sweet reader, after you find out where I was for nine straight hours, you will realize …

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Aug 13

[press release] The Return of Dead End

20 years later, the calm after the storm shakes us with Dead End’s return in 2009. Dead End’s performance influenced many musicians and facinated listeners alike.  The band set a standard of technical excellence and left behind a new attitude and aesthetics for Japanese rock music.  A leader in the visual kei movement, Dead End …

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Jul 02

[review] SID: Hikari

Hikari sheds little new light on SID’s musical style.  Jazzy pop rock with predictable key changes and sweetly dramatic ballads litter their first major label release with Sony Music. SID is talented; they blend jazz, rock, pop, rockabilly and bits of ska.  “Mousou Nikki 2″ is a perfect example of this, a follow up to …

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