April 18, 2012

the band apart / Upcoming Live Tour in France

the band apart will go on a live tour in France this May. Kicking off the tour on 5/10/2012 in Paris, they will hold 3 lives in total. the band apart will be joined by a French rock band “GUSH,” whom they went on a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka tour together in February. the band apart France Tour 5/10/2012(Thurs) Paris 104 5/11/2012(Fri) Metz Les Trinitaires 5/12/2012(Sat) Magny le Hongre File 7 Official Website: http://www.asiangothic.org/the_band_apart/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/asiangothic Related... Read More

April 17, 2012

May’n / Announcement of World Tour Venues

May’n made an official announcement for the overseas venues of her world tour “ROCK YOUR BEATS,” starting soon in spring. The tour will kick off on 5/25 at Kawasaki CLUB CITTA’ in Kanagawa and continue on to 6 different locations around the world–Los Angeles, San Francisco, Germany, France, Korea and Hong Kong. May’n World Tour [WORLD TOUR 2012 “ROCK YOUR BEATS”] 6/21(Thurs) KEY CLUB, Los Angeles 6/23(Sat) Yoshi’s s San Francisco,... Read More

April 17, 2012

Mai Kuraki / Awarded at Asia’s Biggest Music Festival & Theme Song of a Hit Movie in China

On 4/ 13/2012(Fri), Mai Kuraki was awarded as ‘The Most Popular Asian Influential Japanese Singer’ at “2012 Channel [V] “Migu” Chinese Music Award,” Asia’s biggest music festival held in Macau. At the award ceremony, she performed ‘Brave your heart’ in a duet with Alex Ru, a famous Chinese actor. This song has been chosen as the theme song for “Ashita ni Kakeru Ai,” a commemorative movie to mark the 40th year anniversary of friendship between Japan and... Read More

April 16, 2012

fade & RIZE / Making Headlines with Toronto & NY Lives

fade and RIZE held joint lives in Toronto, Canada and New York, USA from 3/21 to 3/26. They were interviewed by various local media and made headlines with their live performances and interviews. With their sounds so accommodating to the global standard, they represent the mutual culture of “East meets West” between Japan and the North Americas. There is no doubt they will continue to spread a new movement around the world. Media exposures: http://beachbooster.blogspot.ca/2012/04/beach-booster-special-interview-with.html http://gamerfitnation.com/2012/04/east-meets-west-interview-with-jesse-from-rize/ http://www.bluemic.com/bluemob/rize/ http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=148310 http://www.jame-world.com/ca/articles-85368-rize-and-fade-at-toronto-s-tattoo-rock-parlour.html http://www.kawaiikakkoiisugoi.com/2012/03/30/rize-north-america-tour-awesomeness-beyond-belief-with-fade-hip-hop-gamer-jr-junior/ http://penseyeview.com/content/jesse-mcfaddin-1 http://www.thedivareview.com/fade_and_RIZE_Webster_Hall_NYC_Report.htm http://www.thedivareview.com/fade_Exclusive_Interview.htm fade Official... Read More

April 15, 2012

X JAPAN / X JAPAN becomes first Asian band nominated for Golden Gods Award

April 5, 2012 – X Japan has been nominated for Best International Band at the Golden Gods Awards alongside Rammstein (Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy), Sepultura (Brazil), Behemoth (Poland), and Meshuggah (Sweden). X Japan is the first band from Asia to ever be nominated for a Golden Gods Award. This year’s nominees in other categories include Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Van Halen, Slash, and Evanescence. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 11th at Club... Read More

April 15, 2012

HoriPro Japan announces 37th Annual Talent Scout Caravan

Japanese talent agency discoveries include Haruka Ayase, May’n, Satomi Ishihara. March 21, 2012 – Japanese talent agency HoriPro announced the start of its 37th HoriPro Talent Scout Caravan talent auditions today in Japan. This year’s goal is to find a “Super-Idol” – a girl who can dance, sing, and act. The annual competition is held in cities across Japan, spawning the title “Caravan”. Horipro’s managers and coaches work... Read More

April 15, 2012

J-Rock band STEREOPONY (Bleach, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) starts official Twitter for first US Tour

STEREOPONY starts official Twitter for first US Tour! J-Rock band STEREOPONY (Bleach, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Darker Than Black) started an official Twitter account for their first U.S. tour, starting April 6 at Sakura-Con! @STEREOPONY_US STEREOPONY will post updates for their upcoming appearances at Sakura-Con (Seattle) , Slim’s (San Francisco), Key Club (Los Angeles), and Yost Theater (Santa Ana). More tour info at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/STEREOPONY.OFFICIAL/events Related... Read More

April 15, 2012

May’n adds USA dates to ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour!

April 5, 2012 – J-Pop superstar May’n will return to America in June 2012 for two live performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As part of the ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour, May’n will perform with her live band and dancers, followed by a special autograph session for VIP ticket holders. After her discovery in HoriPro’s Talent Scout Caravan, May’n became known to anime fans worldwide as the singing voice of “Macross Frontier’s”... Read More

April 11, 2012

taffy / Debut in Europe!

taffy, a 4-piece Japanese band, are making their debut in Europe with a single ‘SO LONG’ and an album “Caramel Sunset” in April from the music label “Club AC30” where RINGO DEATHSTARR and The Megaphonic Thrift have released their works. taffy, consisted of iris(vo&gt), asano(gt), koichin(ba), and ken(dr), have already made headlines of famous media such as “The Guardian,” “NYLON” and “Fred Perry Subculture” as a promising band. Official Website:... Read More

April 10, 2012

PIKO / First Overseas Solo Live in Taiwan

PIKO is holding a solo live [LIVE TOUR 2012 ~2PIKO Shucchoban~ “Taiwan Now”] on 7/14 in Taiwan. PIKO has been active in overseas scenes shortly after debut, such as holding an event tour in Europe. With increasing popularity in Asia after CD releases in various Asian countries, many supportive fans have been leaving comments in their native languages for PIKO’s video clips on websites. [LIVE TOUR 2012 ~2PIKO Shucchoban~ “Taiwan Now”] Date & Time: 7/14/2012(Sat)... Read More