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December 5, 2009: Win a signed Suicide Ali CD!
In light of our Suicide Ali interview last month, we’re giving away a signed copy of their latest album, Dai4 no Waltz! What do you have to do to get a chance at this CD? Send an email with Dai4 no Waltz as the subject, along with your name, by December 19. If you’re the winner, we’ll contact you for your mailing address!
Good luck to all who enter!
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November 20, 2009
Suicide Ali made their second appearance in the USA a year after their debut here. This time they appeared on the east coast, at Neko-con in Virginia. We got a chance to catch up with them to discuss their new member and latest album. Read more…
November 17, 2009
Halloween has passed, but we still wanted to bring you one more interview with a J-goth band. This time it’s Vanished Empire. This is the project of DJ Chihiro and Lt. Dee Lee (2Bullet), who recently released their debut album. Read more…
Tainted Reality is hosting a “Top Ten VK Albums of the Decade” and “Top Ten VK Songs of the Decade” countdown. We submitted a few of our own comments to the countdown, so be sure to check it out!
TR also just announced a tour with GPKISM and Seileen this winter! You can see those tour dates in our news section. For more information on this and the top ten countdowns, visit TR’s website.
October 29, 2009
Today we are revealing our second special Halloween interview. This one is with Gothique Prince Ken from GPKISM! You can read this interview here!
October 28, 2009
Halloween is near! And to celebrate, we’re sharing one of two Halloween-themed interviews! This first one is an email interview with Aci from THE ROYAL DEAD. If you are familiar with Tokyo Dark Castle, you probably know about them. Check out the interview here. And we have another special Halloween interview up our sleeves, so check back again soon!
We also did an interview with Kanon Wakeshima at Otakon, which you can now read here. And, don’t forget to check out our Twitter!
October 15, 2009
It’s getting colder and colder! But don’t think the cold will keep the music away. Miyavi’s added a few shows to his tour, including an appearance at PMX. This means this year’s PMX will have a very bright line-up with him, Uchuusentai NOIZ, and Takuya Angel. Also check out the indies band, MARBLE SHEEP, on their short US tour.
In addition, we here at JRock Events (USA) have FINALLY gotten a Twitter account! That’s right, we stopped having Twitter issues long enough to create an account! You can check it out @jrockeventsusa. Follow us to find out what’s new on JRock Events (USA), from new tour dates, to new articles, and our various musings.
September 29, 2009
Summer is coming to an end, but we aren’t done writing articles, and there are still more tours being announced before the cold starts setting in! Dir en grey and Miyavi both announced short US tours recently. We also suggest you check out FACT on their REVENGE 2009 tour.
Satsuki and auncia both appeared at Anime Expo as guests at the CURE booth, followed by life at 2nd Street Jazz Bar in Los Angeles, CA. We had an interview with both artists–you can read auncia’s interview here and Satsuki’s interview here. And our live report for the show is here. Miss out on Satsuki? Check him out at Oni-con!
We also would like to thank CURE for their help at AX. They asked us to promote their new venture, Cure Media USA, so please check it out! http://www.curemediausa.com/
September 15, 2009
Congratulations to everyone who won tickets to see GLAY in California! Cristina and Rick both won a ticket to see GLAY in San Francisco, and Claudia and Miriam both won a ticket to see them in Los Angeles!
We also of course attended one of GLAY’s concerts–you can read our live report of their show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on September 12 here.
Last month, as we mentioned before, the JRock community lost Jasmine You, bassist of Versailles ~Philharmonic Quintet~. Many fans banded together to mourn his passing–we were touched by this and decided to do our own spotlight on Jasmine You–and the love shown as fans rallied together. You can read that article, Jasmine You Remembered here.
And finally, during her recent trip to Japan, our west coast representative, Sarah, visited a few “themed” izakayas (Japanese bars), and did a review on Christon Café in Tokyo. You can read that here.
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