Archive for February, 2008


Wagdug Futuristic Unity

February 20, 2008

It’s been a while since I recommended a band.  Wagdug Futuristic Unity is the new project from Hiroshi Kyono of Mad Capsule Markets.   It’s a genre which I like to call “digital hardcore,” screaming with electronic elements in the background.  His first mini-album NU ЯIOT came out last October and contained many guest appearances such as DJ Starscream from Slipknot.  Here is the music video for “ILL MACHINE (x ULTRA BRAiN)” which also appears on the Appleseed: Ex Machina OST.  


SXSW 2008 & Japan Nite

February 13, 2008

SXSW has released it’s showcasing artists list here.  This list is subject to change.  Here are the following Japanese bands:


Avengers in Sci-Fi



Dokkebi Q

The Emeralds

Ketchup Mania

Maki Rinka

Petty Booka

the pillows

Quartz-head 02


Please click here for info on Japan Nite 2008!



February 13, 2008

Shing02’s new single “Start Again” is available to download here.   Two remixes are also available.

1. Start Again

2. Start Again (a.z. Remix)

3. Start Again (Melatonic Remix)



KING LY CHEE- Unite Asia (Free EP)

February 7, 2008

Hong Kong hardcore band King Ly Chee have made their new EP Unite Asia available for free. The English language version can be downloaded on their website and the Chinese language version on Pain Killer Mag, both versions include PDF files containing the lyrics. I personally prefer the Chinese language version


1. 誓言(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

2. 亞洲起義(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

3. 無皮(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

4. 皇后碼頭(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

5. 朝九晚十(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

6. 拒絕(中文版).mp3 ([下载])

zip file/lyrics


1. Promise (download audio)

2. Unite Asia (download audio)

3. Skinless (download audio)

4. Queens Pier (download audio)

5. Work (download audio)

6. Refuse (download audio)

zip file/lyrics


The Cherry Coke$ in the US

February 7, 2008

Talk about a dream tour. The Cherry Cokes$ will be opening for Flogging Molly on the following dates:

(3/7) House of Blues Orlando
1490 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

(3/8) Jannus Landing
16 Second Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(3/9) House of Blues New Orleans
225 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

(3/11) Warehouse Live
813 St. Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003

(3/14) House of Blues Las Vegas
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

(3/15) House of Blues Las Vegas
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

(3/16) Marquee Theatre
730 North Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

(3/17) 2008 KEDJ St Patrick’s Day Bash
Tempe Town Lake-NEW VENUE
54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281