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NEW REVIEW: BABYMETAL: METAL RESISTANCE

BABYMETAL’s new album, Metal Resistance, was released here in the States on April 1st, the same date it was released in Japan.  I have written an in-depth review of the album for our sister site, OtakuDX.  You can read the review here: http://www.otakudx.com/musicreview/babymetal-metal-resistance...
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An Exclusive Interview with Sean Kraft of Tournament

interview by Michael McCarthy In 2006 vocalist/guitarist Montana Masback, guitarist Sean Kraft, bassist Ryan Kelly and drummer Jordan Lovelace left Rockland County, New York and headed to Brooklyn where they officially formed the mean, gritty rock band Tournament. On March 25th they finally released their long-overdue second album, Teenage Creature, and it was...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE JOY FORMIDABLE: HITCH

The Joy Formidable spent a year holed up in their own studio in their native Wales writing and recording Hitch, their third full-length album, which is a tour de force if a little long-winded. You see, the record clocks in at roughly 70 minutes and many of its songs are over six minutes...
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An Exclusive Interview with MAVRICK

Back on March 10th, I named newcomer Mavrick’s song “Funeral” our #songoftheday and here we are three weeks later and I’m still listening to it every day. It’s such a massive and addictive song that all it takes is one listen to get you hooked. From its boisterous beats to his emotive vocals...
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NEWS: BOSTON CALLING REVEALS THE LINEUP FOR ITS NEW THIRD STAGE

Today we have exciting news about something entirely new that will be happening at this May’s edition of the Boston Calling music festival, which will take place on the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th.  For the first time ever, the festival will feature a third stage on Saturday and Sunday, which...
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An Exclusive Interview with Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld

interview by Michael McCarthy Have you ever seen a magic show by one of the masters – like David Copperfield – and swore it was real? Well, I saw Copperfield perform a few decades ago and still can’t fathom how he did anything that night. The finale is the illusion that especially boggles...
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An Interview with Lech Wierzynski of The California Honeydrops

I recently fell madly in love with an album called A River’s Invitation by The California Honeydrops. A band whose members play half the instruments under the sun, who call the Bay Area of San Francisco home, they blend everything from old jazz and pre-blues with New Orleans funk and classic R&B. In...
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  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE-UP OF LIVE CONCERT AND MUSICAL ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVAL
    he San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Exciting Slate Of Top Japanese Pop/Rock/Electronica/Dance Artists To Play at Fort Mason Center This Summer read more
  • VIXX: ZELOS
    VIXX: ZELOS Release Date:  4/20/16 Label:  CJ E&M VIXX's latest isn't as dark as I'd hoped for, but the songs are still plenty contagious. Ladies and gentlemen, the members of VIXX have surrendered to the dark side. Well, at least for their latest single, which is named after the Greek God of Rivalry and Envy. […]
  • LADYBABY: Renge Chance!
    LADYBABY: Renge Chance! Release Date:  4/13/16 Label:  CLSR Ladybaby's new single -- their third -- is called "Renge Chance!" and the video features the trio making Japanese ramen bowls in a rather humorous fashion, which is sort of what the song is about. Ladybaby is the unholy -- depending on your definition of unholy -- […]
  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT LIVE CONCERT WITH JAPAN’S POP PRINCESS KYARY PAMYU PAMYU
    Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Festival Welcomes Return Of Edgy Pop Singer For Special Live Concert Performance In San Francisco At The Regency Ballroom For “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016” read more
  • CNBLUE: BLUEMING
    CNBLUE: BLUEMING Release Date:  4/6/16 Label:  Loen Entertainment Spring is in the air and hearts are all fluttery -- two lessons you'll learn from CNBLUE's catchy new mini-album, their 6th vol. CNBLUE: BLUEMING CNBLUE are back with the brand new mini-album -- their 6th vol. -- entitled, what else, BLUEMING. To which end, you could […]