February 27, 2015

Girugamesh’s Asia tour and Japan tour finale preview video released

Girugamesh added Asian tour dates to their “girugamesh 2014-2015 tour ‘gravitation’” that they have been on since last October. The band will play The Wall in Taipei on April 10, Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong on the 11th, and QSW Culture Centre in Shanghai, China on the 12th. Girugamesh will also play Tokyo Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on March 14 to close out their Japan one-man tour. A trailer for the final show is now up on YouTube. Official website – http://www.girugamesh.jp Official... Read More

February 26, 2015

Swinging Popsicle opens 20th Anniversary website

Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle, veterans of multiple U.S. anime conventions (Fanime, New York Anime Festival, Anime Mid-Atlantic), have launched a “20th Anniversary 2015-2017″ website in celebration of their three phases of debuts: 1995 – Swinging Popsicle is formed 1996 – Indie debut 1997 – Major debut (Sony Music) In addition to their regular live performances in Japan, Swinging Popsicle has spent recent years contributing to Japanese game soundtracks (Star... Read More

February 26, 2015

URBANGARDE to make USA debut at A-Kon 26

Japanese techno-rock band URBANGARDE will make their American performance debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, Texas. The band’s outrageous videos and live stage shows combining schoolgirl fetishes, exorcisms, and giant-baby samurai duels have garnered them multiple sold-out shows in Japan and an intense worldwide following. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day Japanese anime and pop-culture event, June 5-7, 2015.... Read More

February 26, 2015

BESPA KUMAMERO releases Romantic Waves and Plastic Confusion worldwide

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO released their first 2 albums Romantic Waves and Plastic Confusion this week on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other digital platforms. Known to anime audiences worldwide for their high-energy concerts and multiple tours of North America and Europe, the group’s U.S. appearances include Anime Boston and Anime Matsuri. iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bespa-kumamero/id379402472 Amazon MP3 http://www.amazon.com/Bespa-Kumamero/e/B00487HJOQ/digital/ Spotify... Read More

February 26, 2015

Sukekiyo announce Shanghai show

Sukekiyo just started their first joint-tour, “’The Unified Field’ –SOURAN NO ME-“. Including the add-on show at Chofu Green Hall, the band will play five domestic shows. In addition, sukekiyo announced that they will play at Shanghai’s QSW Culture Centre on March 15. sukekiyo 2015 concert “The Unified Field” March 15, 2015 (Sunday) Shanghai, China – QSW Culture Centre Official Website: http://sukekiyo-official.jp/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyo.official.jp Twitter:... Read More

February 25, 2015

LITE’s SXSW show and U.S. east coast tour confirmed! Concert footage of “Hunger” on YouTube

LITE just released their album, “Installation”, off of American independent label, Topshelf Records, in September. They also completed a U.S. west coast tour consisting of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. The band will play at “SXSW 2015” in Austin, Texas in March and seven shows on the east coast, including Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. LITE will be the headliner for all of the east coast shows, which will be interactive with VJ Kezzardrix. They will... Read More

February 24, 2015

Ayumi Hamasaki’s first Taiwan visit in seven years. Collaboration with popular Asian artist, JJ Lin

JJ Lin, a Singaporean artist who is popular in Taiwan, held the Taiwan show of at Taipei Arena on February 15. Ayumi Hamasaki made a surprise guest appearance. Hamasaki’s last time in Taiwan was in 2008 for her Asia tour seven years ago. 10,000 fans screamed as JJ Lin introduced Hamasaki onto stage in Chinese. The two then performed Hamasaki’s hit song, “SEASONS”, together. The two had yet another surprise for the fans. It was revealed that JJ Lin produced a song... Read More

February 23, 2015

LEGO BIG MORL, self-hosted joint concert announcement

LEGO BIG MORL will stream “LEGO BIG TV vol.7” on Niconico Live on February 23 (Monday). They will announce whom they will play “Thanks Giving vol.6” in Osaka and Tokyo in the spring with. “Thanks Giving” is an event where LEGO BIG MORL invites artists they respect to play with them. This time, the event will take place at Osaka, umeda AKASO on March 28 and at Tokyo LIQUIDROOM on April 2. LEGO BIG MORL will be talking about the event and will also be taking requests... Read More

February 23, 2015

Eir Aoi & Luna Haruna perform double theme song for the first time at Hong Kong C3

A Japanese pop culture event called was held in Hong Kong from February 6 to 8. Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna performed on the “Sword Art Online” stage. “Cynthia NO HIKARI” (Eir Aoi) and “YORU NO NIJI WO KOETE” (Luna Haruna) are both popular in Hong Kong. The first performance of these two artists together brought on a slew of screaming fans. Eir Aoi Official website: http://www.aoieir.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aoieir Twitter: http://twitter.com/eir_ruru Google+:... Read More

February 23, 2015

Salyu x salyu’s evolutionary concert at Australian art festival

Salyu x salyu is a project between Salyu and Cornelius’ Keigo Oyamada. They performed at Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia for on January 23. Sydney Festival 2015 invited artists in music, theater, and visual arts from all over the world to participate in this three-week event. The center of Hyde Park was the food village that many people went to. Salyu x salyu played at the Archibald Fountain Aurora Stage on the north side of Hyde Park. The venue had a capacity of 200, and... Read More