Archive for the ‘An Cafe’ Category


An Cafe/Versailles t-shirts at Hot Topic

December 3, 2009

I found this on my myspace page this morning:

That’s a lot of pink.  If you don’t have a Hot Topic near you, you can order them online here or here.


Random J-Rock Updates #10

September 25, 2009

In an attempt to make more regular columns on J-Rock Explosion, Random J-Rock Updates returns!  I’ll probably be doing this every Wednesday from now on, starting the Wednesday after next Wednesday.  I compile these mainly from myspace Activity Stream and bulletins, sometimes there’s nothing to report for days.  I’ve also added a new feature to this column, Myspace Band of the Week.  This is a band that randomly added me on myspace or vice versa and doesn’t suck.  These are mostly small bands that don’t have any music videos for me to show off for J-Rock Fridays.  There’s probably more words in this paragraph than the actual news, but go on…

Asobi Seksu’s new album Rewolf will come out November 10 via Polyvinyl records.  The album was one of the last recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios.  Pre-order is available here.

-Muon has 4 new live tracks for free here.  They are currently writing their new studio album.

-Cornelius is producing original music for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Absolute Polysics will be available on iTunes September 29.

Freaky Frog is putting out their debut album on November 4 in Japan.  The band is fronted by former BEAT CRUSADER umu.

Overground Acoustic Underground has a trailer for their new album.

-BoA’s US album was released again.

Maru Music will put out An Cafe’s new album BB Parallel World on October 20.  It will include a DVD with four music videos and a live clip.

-Dir en grey will be in North America this November.   FACT will be touring with Senses Fail this October.



BANK is an acoustic/jazz band from Too Young Records.


Random J-Rock Updates #7

November 15, 2008

Annnnnnnnnnnd.  I thought I would do another one of these things while I had the chance.  If you have news you want me to post send it to me!

shing02 supports Barack Obama.

Dir en grey’s video for “Dozing Green” premiered on Headbangers Ball.

Winnie’s new mini-album Headquarter will come out January 14.

-You can download the lyric booklet for girugamesh’s MUSIC over at JapanFiles, for free.

Vuzz Vegas Queen has their demo album up on myspace to stream.

The Slants have a new remix of “Love Within My Sins” on myspace.  It is from their new album Slants Slants Revolution, a remix album by DJ Ninja Gaijin and Justin Coope.

8otto also has some new remixes up on myspace.

This Month in J-Rock: October should be done by next Friday.  Sorry!

Peelander-Z participated in a cool art jam.  They also have a 7″ with Loafass coming out soon.


An Cafe- Goku-Tama Rock Cafe

Dir en grey- Uroboros


Random J-Rock Updates #1

June 27, 2008

Versus the Night. Something is going down November 3rd…

Land of the Rising Sound volume 1 was released in the US on June 24th. The compilation features the best underground and punk music from Japan. It can be purchased from amazon.

1.Exciter – BOMB FACTORY
2.Surf 99 – UZUMAKI
3.Discord – BOMB FACTORY
4.N2O Collaboration – ZUMAKI, RAW, N8LOC
5.Kyou no Story – NO HIGH ROLLER
6.Smoothrider – SMORGAS
7.All The Way – BOMB FACTORY
8.Radio 8.15khz – UZUMAKI
9.Secret Admirer – DATURA
10.Revolution – NO HIGH ROLLER
11.Deadman – SMORGAS
12.Drifting Away – FADE
14.Beautiful (Live version) – FADE
15.Bonus Audio – N8LOC’S TOKYO STORIES
(Live Manga, Backstage, Shoutouts & More)
Total time: 62:24

MaruMusic’s Visual Kei DVD VOL. 2 is now available to order here. The DVD is hosted by Miku of the band An Cafe and features interviews, profiles, and live clips of popular visual kei bands such as Moi Dix Mois, SaTaN, Chariots, etc.


IMF channel (International Music Feed)

June 30, 2007

I just bumped into their account while searching for Beat Crusaders videos on youtube. IMF is a 24 hour music video network which combines the best music in the US and around the world. It’s supposed to be available on Dish Network (channel 157), Verizon Fios, AT&T U-Verse, Sure West Broadband & Wide Open West. I have dish network but apparently it’s not part of my subscription. In any case I think it’s a great idea. They’ve uploaded a bunch of interviews from the channel on their youtube account. Here’s the Japanese videos they have so far:

Acid Android


An Cafe

Beat Crusaders



Shojo Beat Music Awards 2007

March 22, 2007

The winner’s have just been announced.  Little disappointed with the results, no Beat Crusaders?


Nana Kitade – 45.2%


HYDE – 44.7%


Poplar – 47.1%


Ketchup Mania – 50.6%


AN CAFÉ – 55.1%


Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re – 73.4%


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