Archive for March, 2007


new Beat Crusaders single!

March 6, 2007

how many more singles/split eps is it going to take for a new Beat Crusaders album? seriously.  “Ghost” comes out April 18th.

“Ghost”  4/18/2007




but seriously best band ever.


LiN CLOVER USA dates announced!

March 5, 2007

copied from myspace bulletin


Las Vegas, NV – March 4, 2007 – The powerful, dark Japanese rock band LiN CLOVER will make its USA debut at Sakura-Con 2007 in Seattle, WA, April 6-8, 2007.

Now the band has partnered with California-based promoters Shibuya Airwaves to add shows at Slim’s in San Francisco (April 11) with additional venues TBA in Las Vegas, NV (April 10) and San Jose, CA (April 12).

April 10
TBA – Las Vegas, NV
LiN CLOVER w/ (bands to be announced)

April 11
Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
LiN CLOVER w/ Tokyo Smog & Vomica

April 12
TBA – San Jose, CA
LiN CLOVER w/ Thee Out Mods & Foreign Telegram

Fans of LiN CLOVER and their founding members Ren & Nao (formerly of GacktJOB) will have their first chance to see this amazing, high-energy performance in America. Live performance video has been added to the band’s official MySpace page –

LiN CLOVER received a nomination for Best Japanese Rock Band in this year’s Shojo Beat Music Awards.

LiN CLOVER appears courtesy of


BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad TV marathon

March 5, 2007

now if you’ve seen the banner for this site, you’d probably recognize that I’m a big fan of BECK: Mongolian Chop.  Now I have good news for you my Canadian brothers, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad will premiere on MuchMusic Friday, March 9 at 8pm EST/5pm PST!  I’m so jealous.  So far there has been no announcement for an air date in America or even a set dvd release date.  Hopefully MTV or MTV 2 can snatch this title up in the states.  BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad is the story of an indie rock band in Japan trying to get their name out to the world.



March 2, 2007

on the roll with the tour news today.  BACK-ON  will perform at the Anime Matsuri convention in Houston, Texas on April 28th, more information on their site.  They can best be described as the Japanese Linkin Park.  They came to popularity with their song “Chain” for the anime Air Gear.


Japan Nite 2007

March 2, 2007

kinda seemed natural to follow up the Oreskaband post with this.  The Japan Nite tour has been a yearly showcase to SXSW since 1996.  This year has performances from Go!Go! 7188, HY, The 50 KAITENZ, ASAKUSA JINTA, PISTOL VALVEThe Emeralds, and Oreskaband




March 2, 2007

Tofu Records and Oreskaband are hosting an ice cream social a day before their Japan Nite tour date in Austin, Texas. Oreskaband is an all female ska band who recently performed the end theme “Pinocchio” for Naruto. No word on if Tofu Records actually signed Oreskaband for America yet but it looks like a strong possibility.


Peelander-Z on tour

March 1, 2007

copied from myspace bulletin


Hello All,

Peelander-Z is going on another tour in March and April.
We’ll be playing a bunch of shows across the country, including SXSW!
Please check out the full list of tour dates on our Shows page and MySpace page.
More dates to be added shortly.

Come to see us!

Mar 02 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar (All ages)
Mar 03 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone (18+)
Mar 05 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (All ages)
Mar 06 Athens, GA @ Tasty World
Mar 07 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Mar 08 Mobile, AL @ Cell Block
Mar 09 Nachitoches, LA @ TBA
Mar 10 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Mar 11 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (All ages)
Mar 13 Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts Bldg
Mar 15 Austin, TX @ Molotov Lounge (SXSW)
Mar 18 San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint (All ages)
Mar 20 El Paso, TX @ The House of Rock and Roll (All ages)
Mar 22 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Mar 23 OKC, OK @ The Conservatory
Mar 24 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Mar 25 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
Mar 26 Akron, OH @ Lime Spider (All ages)
Mar 28 NYC @ Rebel
Mar 31 Boston, MA @ Bill’s Bar

Apr 10 Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Apr 11 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
Apr 13-15 Franklin, TN @ Cool Springs Conference Center (MTAC)

Medium Rare!