Archive for the ‘tour’ Category


Jrock Revolution!

April 13, 2007

Yoshiki, former X JAPAN drummer and pianist, has announced Jrock Revolution, or as I like to call it, “visual kei a-thon” on his myspace page. This 2 day festival will occur in LA May 25 & 26 and includes the likes of alice nine, Vidoll, DuelJewel, Kagrra, Miyavi, Déspairs Ray, Merry, girugamesh, and MUCC.


Oreskaband- Warped Tour!!

April 7, 2007

Oreskaband has been added to the following dates on the Van’s Warped Tour.

8/17 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amp
8/18 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheater
8/19 Portland, OR Columbia Meadows
8/22 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
8/23 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater Lot
8/25 Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center

aaaaand nowhere near me as usual. Not that I’ve ever been to a Warped Tour. I should probably get on that.


US tours

March 28, 2007

It was my intention to report every Japanese band that is touring in America but as it turns out I was very biased.  As soon as I added JapanFiles as a friend on myspace and started to read their bulletins, I realized that there are a lot of Japanese bands touring here, most of which I never even heard of.  To make amends I added a link under blogroll.  It will direct you to the tour forum where everything is posted and I don’t have to hit a single key on my keyboard.  Enjoy.


Asian bands SXSW

March 9, 2007

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a week or so but midterms got in the way. Every year I scroll through the list of bands performing at SXSW and make sure I listen to everything Japanese. Just because I can’t go doesn’t mean I can’t find new bands! Sucks though because my spring break perfectly overlaps SXSW. Here you will find a list of all Japanese and Asian bands performing next week in Texas. Any band in bold has a free mp3 on their page. You should probably check out anything with a (*).


Asobi Seksu*



Lonely China Day

Rebuilding the Rights of Statues *



Asakusa Jinta


CHO Sister-Brother

The Emeralds

Gitogito Hustler


Green Milk From The Planet Orange *





Luminous Orange *



Muddy World




Pistol Valve

The Spunks

Suishou no Fune

Tetuzi Akiyama

Yolz in the Sky *


Seoul Electric Band



Pete Teo


Electrico *

The Great Spy Experiment *

now if I missed something post a comment. I know of at least three of the links here go to a 404 page but I kept it anyway. Also check out the SXSW Asia page.


LiN CLOVER USA dates announced!

March 5, 2007

copied from myspace bulletin


Las Vegas, NV – March 4, 2007 – The powerful, dark Japanese rock band LiN CLOVER will make its USA debut at Sakura-Con 2007 in Seattle, WA, April 6-8, 2007.

Now the band has partnered with California-based promoters Shibuya Airwaves to add shows at Slim’s in San Francisco (April 11) with additional venues TBA in Las Vegas, NV (April 10) and San Jose, CA (April 12).

April 10
TBA – Las Vegas, NV
LiN CLOVER w/ (bands to be announced)

April 11
Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
LiN CLOVER w/ Tokyo Smog & Vomica

April 12
TBA – San Jose, CA
LiN CLOVER w/ Thee Out Mods & Foreign Telegram

Fans of LiN CLOVER and their founding members Ren & Nao (formerly of GacktJOB) will have their first chance to see this amazing, high-energy performance in America. Live performance video has been added to the band’s official MySpace page –

LiN CLOVER received a nomination for Best Japanese Rock Band in this year’s Shojo Beat Music Awards.

LiN CLOVER appears courtesy of



March 2, 2007

on the roll with the tour news today.  BACK-ON  will perform at the Anime Matsuri convention in Houston, Texas on April 28th, more information on their site.  They can best be described as the Japanese Linkin Park.  They came to popularity with their song “Chain” for the anime Air Gear.


Japan Nite 2007

March 2, 2007

kinda seemed natural to follow up the Oreskaband post with this.  The Japan Nite tour has been a yearly showcase to SXSW since 1996.  This year has performances from Go!Go! 7188, HY, The 50 KAITENZ, ASAKUSA JINTA, PISTOL VALVEThe Emeralds, and Oreskaband




March 2, 2007

Tofu Records and Oreskaband are hosting an ice cream social a day before their Japan Nite tour date in Austin, Texas. Oreskaband is an all female ska band who recently performed the end theme “Pinocchio” for Naruto. No word on if Tofu Records actually signed Oreskaband for America yet but it looks like a strong possibility.


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!