Tag Archive: Tetsu

Sep 19

[live report] L’Arc-en-Ciel Makes “XXX”

Being an enormously popular band has its perks. For one, you can afford the massive screens, pyrotechnics, and an 18-piece string ensemble necessary for your epic cinematic live performances. For another, you may be able to single-handedly take back a sequence of letters that is synonymous with the porn industry. While I don’t think the …

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Apr 22

[live report] Ra:IN – FLYING CAT presents SUPER ROCK BOMB ~Hard & Soul~

Guitarist. Check. Bassist. Of course. Drummer. Absolutely necessary. Keyboards and synth. Why the hell not? Vocalist. None. And super group Ra:IN doesn’t need one. Springing from the ashes of bands that arguably made Japanese rock in the ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, Ra:IN brings forth a unique creature that modern J-rock enthusiasts may find otherworldly. Names …

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Feb 02

[press release] Ra:IN Tours the Americas

Ra:IN has its roots in British rock, but their cutting-edge music with heavy grooves has obtained many fans in Japan, Asia (Taiwan, China) and Europe. Ra:IN now has its sights set on the Americas with a 5 stop tour. 2010/2/28 (Sun): ” Fiesta Latina” San Jose/ COSTA RICA 2010/3/03 (Wed): “LANOCHE” Lima/ PERU   http://www.lanoche.com.pe 2010/3/05 …

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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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