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NEWS: X JAPAN Founder Yoshiki to Launch Jrock Revolution in Los Angeles


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LuzAzul



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:12 am Reply with quote
L.A.?! WHY?! It's too far away from me Anime cry Anime cry
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:46 am Reply with quote
It's going to be interesting how this changes the dynamics of the Memorial Day Weekend cons, because it won't be too far for some people. That weekend already has Anime North in Ontario, Animazement in North Carolina, and Fanime-Con in California, only 380 miles to the north of Los Angeles.

Some potential attendees of these other cons might skip them and head to Los Angeles instead. The truly zealous ones will do what some people did in Memorial Day Weekend 2004: hit Pacific Media Expo in Los Angeles for two days, and fly to Fanime-Con in San Jose for the last two days. (Actually, one of the performers did just that to appear at both cons.)

Memorial Day Weekend 2007 is also when Star Wars Celebration IV takes place in Los Angeles less than 4 miles away from JRR, but I don't think there's much overlap between the J Rock/Stormtrooper scenes. Wink
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Neverwhere



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:01 am Reply with quote
Egan Loo wrote:


Memorial Day Weekend 2007 is also when Star Wars Celebration IV takes place in Los Angeles, but I don't think there's much overlap between the J Rock/Stormtrooper scenes. Wink


Well, actually... ;- )

I haven't bought my Fanime ticket yet, so perhaps I'll attend this show instead. Although I'm not terribly fond of anyone performing, I feel like I should go just to support the J-rock scene in the states. I highly doubt this will lead to Suga Shikao or even Laraku coming back here anytime soon, however. *chuckles* Wink
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ANBUx3



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:38 am Reply with quote
Girugamesh AND Alice Nine are coming to the US? God, I wish I could see them.
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midorihebi



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:09 pm Reply with quote
Dang. I already registered for Fanime and have plans with a group of people to drive up to San Jose for it Friday morning... And yet, on that same weekend, Miyavi is going to be performing six miles away from where I live. Anime cry
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:52 pm Reply with quote
geez, and it's all Visual Kei rock. get Maximum the Hormone or Sunsowl
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R_Amythest



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:09 pm Reply with quote
Alice nine. comes to the states and I have to live on the wrong side of the country. Anime cry

I hope J-Rockers in general tour more venues in the states. =/
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Flame-X



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:25 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
geez, and it's all Visual Kei rock. get Maximum the Hormone or Sunsowl
whats wrong with visual jrock? o_O

anyways, dangit i wish i could see girugamesh live..
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slickwataris



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:40 pm Reply with quote
or as I like to call it "visual kei a-thon."

maybe if it was on my side of the country and included more diversity I'd go.
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Neverwhere



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:46 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
geez, and it's all Visual Kei rock. get Maximum the Hormone or Sunsowl


Maximum was just here, right next door to me in fact at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. So maybe they'll come back soon closer to where you live. Smile

It is a visual kei-a-thon, isn't it. Ah well! I just hope if this venture succeeds that will be a good indicator to record companies that there *is* a market for asian music in the states and we'll see more diverse acts here soon.
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crescendoll



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:44 pm Reply with quote
Ohhh, how I pine. I'd LOVE to be able to go to this, but there's just no way I could make it. Fie.
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Wing_Goddess



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:42 pm Reply with quote
I. HAVE. TO. GO. NO. MATTER. WHAT. O_____________O;


and i live in Eastern Canada too *rocks back & forth* mustgomustgomustgo i am a calm rabid fangirl... peaceful rabid fangirl...
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shirokiryuu



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:18 pm Reply with quote
Oh wow. This is really suprising. o__o

I don't listen to much visual kei, but it is quite unexpected. But i guess if you're Yoshiki, many things can happen...

It's quite late of an annoucement too, Memorial day is only a month away.

This however I would expect to be an influential moment in jrock history. If this goes well I hope to see other bands coming here ^____^ *prays for more L'Arc concerts*
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Neverwhere



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:32 pm Reply with quote
shirokiryuu wrote:
*prays for more L'Arc concerts*


You and me both. Very Happy

I suppose it's just too much to hope for that they take a brief break from the upcoming tour (ohhhhh how I wish I could be there this summer!) to visit their loyal American fanbase...*giggles*
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Anath_19



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:59 pm Reply with quote
My goodness... Vidoll, Kagrra,, AND MUCC performing at one event in the US? Be still my heart. I've already got my tickets paid for at Fanime... but I'm seriously contemplating going (it totally helps that Vidoll is one of my favorite bands). As long as the airplane tickets aren't too expensive, I just might go.

(Oh yeah, and that double comma up there after Kagrra isn't a typo, the comma is actually part of the band name Smile )
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