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parms debut album + tour

February 21, 2009

The first full length from parms (ex: DRUMKAN) is now available to order from Parrot On A Porch Records.

Formed in 2008….Hailing from Tokyo/Japan, Satoshi and Kei got acquainted through a mutual friend, then formed the powerful pop punk trio PARMS also featuring Jiro on Bass. After crafting 13 pop punk masterworks, the band entered the studio in Kentucky, USA with Kevin Ratterman(Producer,Wax fang drummer) Parrot On A Porch is pleased to release their first debut full length album in the USA. See them on tour with PARK RANGER throughout the Spring of 2009. For fans of Alkaline Trio and Gameface.

1. Sunlight
2. Stolen my herat
3. Jumping to the new world
4. Mountain of faults
5. Smile of angel
6. Lose sight of all
7. Shine
8. Despair changes all into nothing
9. Our conversation
10. Lady luck smiles me. Maybe no maybe yes…
11. Drink till get drunk
12. Burning
13. Two peas in a pod

USA tour
3.01@CAKE SHOP with Park Ranger
3.02@THE KHYBER with Park Ranger
3.03@THE RED & THE BLACK with Park Ranger
3.04@QUE PASA? with Park Ranger
3.05@THE SOAPBOX with Park Ranger
3.06@THE OASIS with Park Ranger
3.09@SPRINGWATER with Park Ranger
3.11@SKULL ALLEY with Park Ranger,FRONTIER(S)
3.12@GARFIELD ARTWORKS with Park Ranger
3.13@ABILENE with Park Ranger
3.14@THE RAVEN with Park Ranger,Long Since Forgotten
3.15@THE LOST HORIZON with Park Ranger, Long Since Forgotten


Oreskaband- Wizard World Chicago + Warped Tour

June 3, 2008

In case you missed the memo, ORESKABAND has been confirmed as the musical guests of honor at Wizard World Chicago 2008.  The girls will hit the stage Friday night, June 27th at 7pm.  Now I’ve been going to Wizard World Chicago for the past three years and I know for a fact that we’ve never had any Japanese musical guests!  Of course they perform on Friday, when I can’t go.  Oh well you can still catch them on the Van’s Warped Tour this summer.  Tour dates on their myspace.


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


MUCC and D’espairsRay on Taste of Chaos 2008

November 28, 2007

It’s confirmed, MUCC and D’espairsRay will play 46 unconfirmed dates on next year’s Taste of Chaos festival. Warcon Records released Dir en grey’s Withering to Death album after they played at Taste of Chaos.  Does that mean these two bands will be seeing American releases as well?  MUCC have already announced they’re new album will be seeing a March 2008 release in the U.S. and Europe.  No further details are available.  I’ve never listened to either of these two bands but it’s always exciting to see more Japanese bands touring in the states. 


Cornelius US tour dates

October 16, 2007

Here’s Cornelius’ confirmed 2008 US tour dates.

Jan. 17th – Disney Symphony Hall (LA)
Jan. 18th – Fillmore Auditorium (SF)
Jan. 23rd – Metro (CHI)
Jan. 25th – 9:30 Club (DC)
Jan. 26th – Webster Hall (NY) 


MONO- album and tour dates.

August 28, 2007

Mono’s new album, Gone, will be released on September 11th through Temporary Residence. This album contains rarities and non-album tracks from their e.p.s throughout their career. They will be on tour in America this fall.

Gone Tracklist

1. Finlandia
2. Black Woods
3. Yearning
4. Memorie Dal Futoro
5. Due Foglie, Una Candela: Il Soffio Del Vento
6. Since I’ve Been Waiting For You
7. Gone
8. Black Rain
9. Rainbow
10. Little Boy (1945 – Future)

09-20 San Diego, CA – Casbah *
09-21 El Ray – Los Angeles, CA *
09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Brickhouse Theater *
09-23 Albuquerque, NM – Lanch Pad *
09-25 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit *
09-26 Dallas TX – Granada Theater *
09-27 Austin, TX – Emo’s *
09-28 Houston,TX – Meridian Red Room *
09-29 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
10-01 Knoxville, TN – Blue Cats *
10-02 Athens, GA 40 – Watt Club *
10-03 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10-04 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox *
10-05 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place *
10-06 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
10-07 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts *
10-08 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
10-09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
10-11 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Down Stairs *
10-12 Providence, RI – Living Rome *
10-13 Montreal, QC – Les Saints *
10-14 Toronto, ON – Opera House *
10-16 Buffalo, NY – Showplace Theater *
10-17 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
10-18 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
10-19 Chicago, IL – Double Door *
10-20 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
10-21 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10-24 Vancouver, BC – Richards on Richards *
10-25 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe *
10-26 Portland, OR – Dante’s *
10-28 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
10-29 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
* – w/ High on Fire


The Captains- US release and Tour

August 14, 2007

Tokyo no Records will release a 10 track “Best of” album from The Captains entitled Last Group Sounds on September 18th. For a full press release and tour dates click here.

The Captains : Resurrecting the “Group Sounds”

“Group Sounds”, a rock genre based on the music of such legends as the Beatles and The Who, ruled the Japanese music scene throughout the 1960’s. Bands such as The Spiders and The Carnabeats infused the genre with matching outfits and melodies that were distinctly Japanese. Young people of the time danced, got too excited and fainted.

And now!
A band has finally formed to resurrect the Group Sound!
A band called…THE CAPTAINS.


Go! Go! to the GO!GO!7188 show!

July 22, 2007

Go!GO!7188 will be returning to America to play 2 shows, one in Chicago and the other in New York. Check them out if you’re in the area.



July 15, 2007

For those of you who haven’t visited our page lately, we wanted to make sure you knew about a couple of things we’ve got going on:

*Show in LA!
Ellegarden will be playing a rare Stateside show at LA’s Knitting Factory on Tuesday July 24th. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them through

* Eleven Firecrackers Release!
We know you know already, but a reminder that Eleven Firecrackers will finally be in stores in the US on July 31st! If you can’t wait that long, you can grab it from iTunes USA, and while you’re there, you can check out the digital only EP Figureheads that’s available now as well.

* Videos up on myspace!
We’ve gotten 3 videos up in our myspace tv section. Feel free to check them out and leave us a comment!

*Buddy Icons!
Now you can show your love for Ellegarden while instant messaging. Download our new AIM icons from our home page on myspace.

Phew! ok, now that we’ve overwhelmed you, we’ll stop. Thank you to everyone who’s been participating in our US contest. We hope you’re having fun. We’ll keep you updated with news.

Have a great weekend!

Ellegarden’s US team

For those who are curious, here’s the tracklist for Figureheads. The album cover is a reworked version of the original Japanese cover for Riot on the Grill.

1. The Autumn Song

2. Red Hot

3. Stereoman

4. Raindrops

5. Supernova

6. Marry Me

7. Missing

8. Windy Day

9. Middle of Nowhere

10. I Hate It


mothercoat tour diary

July 10, 2007

purpleSKY has uploaded mothercoat‘s exclusive tour diary from SXSW 2007. Their new album +birdless comes out August 8th in Japan.