Archive for the ‘Peelander-Z’ Category


J-Rock Fridays Vol. 13

February 5, 2010

Welcome to J-Rock Fridays the 13th.  Unfortunately, it didn’t land on Friday the 13th, but at least I didn’t feel compelled to compile another “scary videos” column.  A little less videos this week.  Get used to it.

Turntable Films- “2steps”

This song is so bright and happy.  There’s nothing else I can say.  If you like a little folk in your indie-pop this is your new favorite song of the year.

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Peelander-Z- P-Pop-High School

February 3, 2009

Peelander-Z is set to release their fifth album, P-POP-HIGH SCHOOL on April 14.  They plan a 60+ stop tour from March to April in support of them album.

But wait!  The band is currently raising money for their next album via the new, hip  Fans can purchase a part of their next album for only $10.  Once the band raises $50,000, SELLABAND sends them into the studio to record their new album.  The donaters than receive a limited edition copy of the CD and .01% of net revenue from the album for 5 years!

The following is the lead single from P-POP, another version of “Ninja High School.”  The PV was made in collaboration with Kaiju Big Battel.


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


Peelander Green

August 1, 2008

Breaking news!

Meet Peelander Green taking over from Peelander Blue on drums.  As posted earlier, Peelander Blue had to return to Peelander planet to reign as king.  The introduction of Peelander Green comes as no surprise seeing as he’s toured with them for the past year but now he’s an official member.  Never heard of Peelander-ZRightstuf has Dancing Friendly and Happee Mania on sale for $6.99.  Buy them.

Yeah I’m working on July’s This Month in J-Rock but I’m lacking inspiration so don’t expect it this weekend.


Goodbye Peelander Blue, we’ll miss you!

June 9, 2008

Peelander Blue, drummer and pro-weight wrestling champion will be leaving Peelander-Z. His last show will be at the Knitting Factory on July 6th in NYC. He will return to Peelander Planet to take the crown of Peelander King who is retiring.



Anime Central 2008: Peelander-Z & HALCALI

May 21, 2008

Last weekend, I achieved a short-term goal of mine: seeing a Japanese band in concert. As you may remember last year, I was disappointed that I couldn’t see High and Mighty Color at Anime Central. Well, I planned ahead this year, sorta. Actually, I didn’t think I would even go to ACEN this year but I found myself in the 7 hour line from hell on Friday morning. We were only planning on attending on Friday but by the time we finally got our badges (7:30pm), there wasn’t much to do. The dealers room was closed and my back ached like only an old person would know. However, they were out of Friday badges and we were given full weekend passes instead for the same price as the day only ($30). So I went again on Saturday with someone else. I remembered the tickets this time. We were near the end of the line but I didn’t really care.


Peelander-Z walks the fine line between extreme audience participation and “we don’t know what the fuck we’re doing.” Their first song, “Mad Tiger,” lasted roughly twenty minutes (only 3 minutes on their CD) and was interrupted for a minute for the song “YYY.” The other songs they played, “Super Health,” “Happee Pee,” and “STEAK” followed the same formula, and generally consisted of less than five words per song. Every song was interrupted at least once for their stage antics which included human bowling, a limbo contest, and multiple incidences of crowd surfing (with a plush surfboard). I’d say roughly 70% of the audience was on the stage at least once during their performance. Pots and pans were handed out and they joined the band on stage to play with them. At one point, the band members themselves gave their instruments away to audience members to play in their place. This is when the human bowling game started. The band members took turns throwing each other into a set of pins. Another great stage antic was when Peelander Yellow and Red jump roped while playing their instruments. Overall, I’d have to say I was very amused throughout Peelander-Z’s concert. I’ve never seen an audience so into a performance. Everyone was screaming and have a good time. Peelander Yellow said it best, they are not a band but organizers for your party. Peelander-Z’s last song was the fan favorite “STEAK” which I’ve loved ever since I’ve seen the video on Spike TV’s MXC some five odd years ago. They ended with an infomercial for their DVD Peelander is Fun!! and went out performing acrobatics to the tune “My Heart Will Go On.”


So, I’m not really into J-pop. I have heard this group prior through the ending theme “Tip Tap Tips” from Eureka Seven. I loved the music video for it but never bothered to listen to more. I had to sit this one out. My back from the night before was still killing me but conveniently there were plenty of chairs available in the ballroom. I was close enough to see their heads but watched most of it on the side screens. HALCALI is a pop/hip-hop duo, pretty generic to the ears but I fell in love with them as the show progressed. These girls can’t dance if their lives depended on it. If you’ve seen the Rick Roll video that’s been going around, that’s pretty much what they do: wave their arms around retardedly. What should have made me leave turned out to be disgustingly cute. I couldn’t tear myself away from their smiling faces. Their short gym shorts were a plus, too. They played around 15-20 songs, mostly upbeat and a DJ was the only other person on stage. Many people in the audience flashed HALCALI’s signature hand-heart symbol as seen in the picture. One of my favorite songs was “Koi no BUBUBUN” were the girls repeatedly revved up a fake motorcycle with their hands. They ended their set with the song “Tandem” from the anime Mr. Stain on Junk Alley. I had no idea they sang this song! Back when ColoursTV played anime, they would always play a commercial for Mr. Stain with the exact same song. I’ve had it stuck in my head for quite awhile. At the end, they announced their next concert would be in June at Madison Square Garden.

Overall, two great performances. I bought Peelander-Z’s CD Dancing Friendly and their DVD. I was too shy to ask for their autograph but I found them extremely accessible (and loud!) after the concert and later in the dealer’s room. Unfortunately, HALCALI didn’t have any CDs for sale (I had to download when I got home :P). They did have a black T-shirt for sale with “HALCALI” printed in pink on the front and back. I’m not really into pink. They signed autographs later in the dealers room. The line wasn’t extremely long (75 people?) but I ditched that too. If I was too shy to shake Peelander-Z’s hand wouldn’t I be shyer to approach two cute Japanese girls? Yeah, I’m a pussy. I did get a couple of very blurry shots of them. They actually waved to me! Lol oh well. Can’t wait to see who comes to ACEN next year…


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!