Archive for the ‘The Cherry Coke$’ Category


J-Rock Fridays Vol. 98

May 31, 2013

Pirates, astronauts, pizza, oh my!

Comeback My Daughters- “Alone in the Dark”

The boys of Comeback My Daughters are back in NYC recording their major label debut for Columbia. Look familiar? That’s because they reshot the exact same scenes in the exact same locations as their for video “Why” in reverse order. New hairdos, great new song.

DQS- “Rescue featuring Kondo Tomohiro”

How many drummers does one band need? This supergroup has 10, plus a guitarist, bassist and keyboardist, all from bands I’ve posted about before that I’m not listing off here. Of course, it kind of takes the wind out of DQS’ sails when only 4 of them show up to film a PV that mainly features their special guest vocalist, but I’m sure it’s amazing when they all perform live!

The Cherry Coke$- “Drunken Pirate”

A little late for St. Paddy’s Day, but The Cherry Coke$’s swarmy pirate theme has finally been realized. Grab your accordions and flutes and join them at the Jolly Roger.

Read the rest of this entry ?


J-Rock Fridays Vol. 73

June 15, 2012

Here we go!

NILE LONG- “See Your Eyes”

It was a sad day when The Brixton Academy quietly announced their disbandment earlier this year. Thankfully, it didn’t last long as most of the members announced they’d be back in Nile Long. “See Your Eyes” continues where TBA’s last EP L.O.T. left off, with an infectious melody and dance grooves.

Read the rest of this entry ?


J-Rock Fridays Vol. 43

April 15, 2011

J-Rock J-Rock J-Rock

The Cigavettes- “(Just Need Some Changes, It’s Gonna Be) Alright”

You can tell by the band’s vintage Smiths t-shirts where exactly they get their inspiration. Classic rock for the masses.

Read the rest of this entry ?


St. Cherry Coke$ Day

March 17, 2010

It’s St. Patrick’s Day so grab a pint of Guinness and your favorite Cherry Coke$ album and head to the nearest pub.  Something about a Japanese band playing Irish music never really made sense, but they quickly replaced Flogging Molly on my playlist.

Read the rest of this entry ?


Random J-Rock Updates #5

September 14, 2008

Hey guys.  I’m going to try to do these “news updates” more frequently.  I just started writing This Month in J-Rock: August 2008 (I know! Late again!) and it should be done by Friday.  I can tell you now that the column will include four album and six singles reviews.  Much less than last time but it was a short release month to begin with.

Electrico have two new songs on their myspace, “Soul Not Science” and “Hail To the Friends” from their new album We Satellites.  WHEN WILL THIS COME OUT IN AMERICA.

Asparagus uploaded a live video for “Dead Song.”

-Looks like BEAT CRUSADERS have a tribute album coming out!  They’re also contributing to the  tribute album for the legendary punk band Snuff.

-Clips from Zazen Boys’ 4th album are now streaming on Myspace.  I just downloaded the full album and it’s one of this year’s best.

-I added several new J-Rock links under Blogroll, including my BEAT CRUSADERS fansite in case you missed it.

-Filipino screamo act TYPECAST have posted a blog containing their 2008 Baybeats performance.

-If you were wondering what happened to Whence He Came, their myspace status is now “…is no more. Thank you all!” 😦

Asian Kung-Fu Generation will release their new album Surf Bungaku Kamakura on November 11.  This will be their second full-length album of the year.

Versailles have officially changed their name to Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- (how full of it are they?) for copyright reasons.  Their new single “Prince” can be downloaded for free at MaruMusic and HearJapan.

The Cherry Coke$ have a new album out.  How the @#$% did I miss that?


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


It’s a J-rock Christmas 2007

December 24, 2007

I wish you a merry Christmas!  Last night, I went ahead and uploaded three Christmas inspired J-rock songs to my media player.  They will stay up until the second week of January then I’ll switch back to the old songs I had up.  If you have any other J-rock Christmas songs to share, please post them in the replies, I would love to hear them!

-The Cherry Coke$- “Auld Lang Syne”

-Ellegarden- “Santa Claus”

-L’arc~en~ciel- “Hurry Xmas”

edit: the picture is Koyuki from BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, one of my favorite anime.  I drew the Santa Claus hat on him myself using MS Paint.  I know, it’s pretty bad ^_^