April 20, 2015


VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), kicked off their latest U.S. tour on April 8th to promote the international edition of their latest release, BLOODSUCKERS. Touring the U.S. a year and a half after the international edition of SEX BLOOD ROCK N ROLL, this tour has personal meaning for HYDE as he gets the chance to hit the road with SIXX:A.M., the band formed by one of his most-respected artists, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. VAMPS... Read More

April 20, 2015

URBANGARDE releases video message for A-Kon(R) 26

Japanese trauma techno-pop group URBANGARDE has released a welcome message for fans preparing for the band’s USA debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, TX, including an Akihabara-based Japanese lesson and a pledge to show America the power of Japanese otaku. 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. URBANGARDE appears at A-Kon® 26 by arrangement with RESONANCE Media. A-Kon®... Read More

April 20, 2015

Ayumi Hamasaki’s “The GIFT” is #1 on KKBOX in Asia

Ayumi Hamasaki’s “The GIFT” started streaming on Asia’s biggest digital music site, KKBOX, on March 23. It has taken the #1 spot in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. Asian superstar JJ Lin wrote “The GIFT”. He was introduced to Hamasaki through a mutual friend last autumn and was asked to make a song for her. JJ Lin then sent Hamasaki a demo version of the song with him singing the beautiful melody. Hamasaki then tried to recreate... Read More

April 19, 2015

exist†trace releases live-show exclusive single “TWIN WINGS”

Japanese all-female rock band band exist†trace will release their new single “TWIN WINGS” as a live-show exclusive at their April 19 one-man show “Reasons for the Existence” at Shimokitazawa MOSAIC in Tokyo. exist†trace has performed “TWIN WINGS” at their concerts over the past few months, refining the song based on fan reactions. The song has become popular enough to earn a place in the band’s regular set list, with vocalist Jyou leading the audience to spread... Read More

April 19, 2015

Kanako Ito performs Steins;Gate, Demonbane themes at Sakura-Con 2015

J-Pop anime and game songstress Kanako Ito performed a set of fan favorite theme songs during her live concert at Seattle’s Sakura-Con 2015 last week, April 3-5, including popular hits from Steins;Gate and the Demonbane game series. She spent hours meeting fans and signing autographs, and also took time to explore Seattle during her first visit to the city, attending the Seattle Mariners home opening game at Safeco Field. Kanako Ito sent a message to her fans after the... Read More

April 17, 2015

Tricot’s second Asia tour after one-year

Tricot will embark on their “HIP STEP” AND “JUMP ASIA TRIP 2015″ Asia tour in May. Tricot toured and ignited local audiences in Asia and Europe in 2014. The girls will start their Asia tour, which includes Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Manila, in Shanghai on May 28. There will be more shows added to the five cities mentioned here. Tricot “HIP STEP” A N D “JUMP ASIA TRIP 2015″ May 28, 2015 (Thursday) Shanghai, China –... Read More

April 16, 2015

callme is handpicked from Dorothy Little Happy to play their first Nico live broadcast “one-man”

callme is a three-member unit that was hand selected out of the five-member girl group, Dorothy Little Happy, out of Miyagi, Sendai. Their “one-man” show will be broadcast live on Niconico. The group will hold a “CHO SENKO HIROKAI” program before their concert in the hopes of “getting more people to be interested in callme and having them enjoy the show more.” callme live performance just before “To shine” “one-man” show Date: April 13 22:00 ~ URL:... Read More

April 15, 2015

SPYAIR impress Korean fans at Seoul “one-man”

SPYAIR held a “one-man” concert, titled “SPYAIR LIVE in Seoul 2015”, at Seoul’s MuV Hall on April 4. Ever since their debut in 2010, SPYAIR has performed in festivals and shot music videos in Korea. This was their 10th time back in Korea. SPYAIR’s popularity is booming in Korea, and their one-night-only concert sold out shortly after they went on sale. After SPYAIR left the stage after their 16-song set, the big screen showed a video clip of “GLORY” that was... Read More

April 14, 2015

JAPAN NIGHT London, VAMPS, [Alexandros], OKAMOTO’S, Ling Tosite Sigure

Over 100 media personal from neighboring countries gathered at the “JAPAN NIGHT” Jakarta press conference on April 4, 2015 and showed their interesting in Japan’s music scene. “JAPAN NIGHT” has already gathered a lot of attention from the world, but the biggest topic of the press conference was the announcement of “JAPAN NIGHT” London. The performing artists for “JAPAN NIGHT” London were announced at 17:00 on April 10. They will... Read More

April 14, 2015

AAA launches their first Asia tour in Singapore

AAA, who is approaching their 10th debut anniversary year, started their first Asia tour in Singapore. AAA’s international fan club, AAA PARTY WORLD”, was just launched on April 1. The fan club membership booth in the venue was packed. The concert started and AAA started out with up-tempo dance tunes. They electrified the Singapore crowd that was seeing them live for the first time. They went on to tastefully mix up their medium tempo, bread and butter tunes, and their... Read More