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FACT US Tour July-August 2012

July 3, 2012

Hard rockers FACT will be spending the rest of the year and next touring the world in support of their latest album Burundanga. This July and August, FACT will be touring America with bands like I Set My Friends On Fire and The Color Morale. UK and Europe tour dates for 2013 are not available at this time.

2012.07.13(FRI) @Goodtime Charlies(TUPELO, MS)
open 18:30 / start 19:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.14(SAT) @Cypress(METAIRIE, LA)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.15(SUN) @Warehouse Live Studio(HOUSTON, TX)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.17(TUE) @El Rey Theatre(MCALLEN, TX)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.18(WED) @White Rabbit(SAN ANTONIO, TX)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.19(THU) @Tom Cats West(FT.WORTH, TX)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 15.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.20(FRI) @Conservatory(OKC, OK)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.21(SAT) @Sceneary(WICHITA, KS)
open 18:30 / start 18:45
adv 12.50USD / door 15.50USD

2012.07.22(SUN) @Marquis Theatre(DENVER, CO)
open 19:00 / start 19:30
adv 12.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.24(TUE) @Station 4(ST.PAUL, MN)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.26(THU) @House Cafe(DEKALB, IL)
open 18:00 / start 19:00
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.27(FRI) @Mac’s Bar(LANSING, MI)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 11.00USD / door 13.00USD

2012.07.28(SAT) @Rock Star Pro Area(DAYTON, OH)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.29(SUN) @Cafe Under at Crocodile Rock(ALLENTOWN, PA)
open 16:30 / start 17:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.30(MON) @Harmony Grange(WILMINGTON, DE)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.31(TUE) @Stanhope House(STANHOPE, NJ)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.08.01(WED) @Shakas(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD

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J-Rock Friday Vol. 62

January 13, 2012

First new J-Rock Fridays of the year and we’re already so behind!

ent- “Airwalker”

STRAIGHTENER fans, Atsuhi Horie is back with the full-length debut of his solo project ent. “Airwalker” takes over where Welcome Stranger left off, brilliant indie pop with some electronic glitch. I don’t know what the astronaut’s about but it’s giving me Doctor Who deja vu.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 42

April 1, 2011

Back on schedule. No foolin.’

0.8秒と衝撃。- 町蔵・町子・破壊 (Machizou Machiko Hakai)

0.8Syooogeki had the top voted video of 2010. Let’s see if they can repeat it this year. Eat snow and dig in.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 40

March 4, 2011

For your listening pleasure.

sakanaction- “Rookie”

Always a good day when sakanaction drops a new PV. Get plenty of rest so you don’t see dead people!

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FACT releases new mini-albums

February 28, 2011

March 16 will be a busy day for the FACT boys as they release two mini-albums. First up is Eat Your Words, a CD+DVD package featuring 6 new songs and live video from Shibuya O-East during their 2010 tour. The mini-album will include their new song “attack me if you dare,” which is the theme for the Japanese release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fate of Two Worlds.

Their second release is under their alter ego co3, a remix unit. Their self-titled mini-album will include 5 tracks and remixes by 80kidz and DEXPISTOLS. There will also be a special box set that features another 9-track CD, a t-shirt, and FACT noh mask!

FACT uploaded 3 videos on their new YouTube channel from the new mini-albums. First up is a PV clip of “error.” Next the guys play a clip of “attack me if you dare” while they play Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Last is a full PV of co3’s “Let’s Get Outta Here.” It sounds similar to the stuff on the remix album Nivan Runder Soundrugs and features the dude from English new rave band Hadouken!

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 32 The Masquerade

October 29, 2010

Looks like it’s time for another Halloween edition of J-Rock Fridays.  This time I’m only posting bands that wear masks.  I didn’t receive any suggestions last week (guess it’s time to finally shelve J-Rock Fridays) so it’s a bit shorter than I hoped.

Man With A Mission- “Don’t Lose Yourself”

Who let the dogs out?!  Er…werewolves.  Whatever they are they rock.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 9

December 11, 2009

In the last week, I have begun the epic task of organizing my computer’s “Downloads” folder.  That means  finding a lot of stuff I haven’t even listened to so that I can start preparing my end of the year list.  I still have a couple of hundred things to go through so forgive me.  The winner of last week’s poll was sleepy.ab with Overground Acoustic Underground a point behind (I’m starting to sense a pattern here).  This week we have 10 new videos from FACT, toe, winnie, and more…

1000say- “Holy Rain”

I’ve said this before, but 1000say remind me of school food punishment.  Except now that school food punishment has become a shit pop band (thanks, Sony!), 1000say is the only good synth-pop band left.  “Holy Rain” is a lot of fun.  It’s like I stepped back in the 80s for a few minutes.  I can’t wait to get my hands on their new mini-album Lightning Amplifier.  (myspace)

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FACT is back

November 25, 2009

If you’re wondering what’s up with these “is back” posts, especially since it hasn’t even been a year since FACT’s “debut” album, I’m just lazy.  And I wanted to post this before anyone else.  In the blink of an eye will be released in Japan on January 13 in both CD and CD+DVD+comic versions.  The album was produced by Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette and mastered by Ted Jenson just like their debut.  No word on when Vagrant will release this in the US.

The following is a sample clip from “Slip of the lip,” their new single that will be released digitally on December 16.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 6: Halloween Edition

October 30, 2009

Greetings, and welcome to the special Halloween edition of J-Rock Fridays. Some of the videos here are fun, with a little bit of spook, and others are downright disturbing.  Watch at your own risk!

world’s end girlfriend- “We are the massacre”

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT In the anime Yu Yu Hakusho, former spirit detective Sensui was shown a never ending videotape detailing all the crimes and wars of humanity.  I’m pretty sure these clips were taken from that video.  Nothing but 6 minutes of archival footage of murder, stabbing, strangling, throat slitting, jumping out windows, jumping off buildings, and just plain death.  World’s end girlfriends’s music was creepy enough but this video just put him over the edge.  At least it’s in black and white. (myspace)

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Random J-Rock Updates #11

October 7, 2009

Eleven is my favorite number.

-Asobi Seksu’s new video for “Transparence” can be seen here.  An exclusive MP3 from their new album Rewolf can be downloaded here.

-If you read J-Rock Fridays Vol. 4, the new albums by sgt., Skybeaver, and Bossfist are on HearJapan.

-ELLEGARDEN side project Nothing’s Carved In Stone will be putting out a new single and live DVD in December.

Wow Rock will be putting out Art Cube’s The Complete Best on December 3 before Japan.

-Housekeeping: If you scroll to the left, I added a new link section named “Japanese Labels.”  These are Japanese record labels that I enjoy.  More will be added in time.  Right now, my favorite J-record label is Theory&Practice.

-Nadehiko from texas pandaa is working on the soundtrack for his friend’s indie film.  Listen to the first track “Our Big Crossing” here.

Eastern Youth has an exclusive download for “Konomama Aki He” here.

Luminous Orange will be putting out a best of album on November 4.  It will be available for international order on their webstore.

EN-X is back in the studio after losing two members.

-Part 1 of FACT’s Coming To America documentary is available on Shockhound.

Far East Movement discovered Flattop Grill.  I’ve been there.  I wasn’t as impressed.

-Another new album vlog from The Slants.

MYSPACE BAND OF THE WEEK

バードレイクス (birdlakes)

Hailing from Chiba, birdlakes formed in 2006.  The band has released one mini-album and two singles since then.  For fans of Sparta Locals and Ogre You Asshole.

http://www.myspace.com/birdlakes