Tagged with visual kei

CD Review: the GazettE – DIVISION

CD Review: the GazettE – DIVISION

I used to be a bit of a rocker in my teenage years, listening to everything from Marilyn Manson to Silverchair, Alice in Chains to Pearl Jam, Metallica to Coal Chamber, and I dressed to match the bands I was listening to at the time. As I got older, my tastes mellowed, as did my dress … Continue reading

Music & Performance @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Music & Performance @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Hyper Japan outdid themselves this time, with unique performances and exciting acts appearing on the stage throughout the three-day event. Here are my personal highlights: NINJAMAN JAPAN NINJAMAN JAPAN (ニンジャマンジャパン) are a visual kei act from Japan, featuring… Although they’re billed as a four-piece band, they have a fifth member, Daishi, who was also on guitar. Daishi is … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: X is for…

We’re down to the final three in my A-Z of Japan now, and it’s time for X. There was only one topic that came to mind for the tricky letter, so without further ado… X is for… X Japan! (X Japan Official Website) X Japan (エックス ジャパン) are a Japanese heavy metal band. I’ll confess right … Continue reading

Harajuku Paparazzi…

As Lady Gaga sings: “We are the crowd, we’re c-comin’ out Got my flash on, it’s true Need that picture of you It so magical, we’d be so fantastical Leather and jeans, garage glamorous Not sure what it means But this photo of us it don’t have a price Ready for those flashing lights ‘Cause … Continue reading

Daily snapshots (4/9): Harajuku

I took a stroll through Harajuku today and it was like Lady Gaga had exploded all over the place – I mean, even more so than usual! There was a visual kei concert on nearby, and the whole place was teeming with photo opportunities. Here are some of the highlights: ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ Yes, … Continue reading