Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine coming to Anime Midwest

Rosemont, Illinois - April 17, 2014 - The band "Eyeshine" will be coming to Anime Midwest this July to perform in Anime Midwest's epic concert lineup. Anime Midwest will be happening July 4-6, 2014 at the Rosemont Convention Center and Hyatt Regency O'hare. More about the convention can be found at

Formed in 2004 by front man Johnny Yong Bosch and Maurice Salmin, Eyeshine first found success in 2006 with a unique blend of pop punk and post grunge called Edge Rock. The band gained a modest audience with its debut EP, "How About That" and their first full length album, "Red Stripes White Lights" but it was their sophomore effort, "My Paper Kingdom" that officially opened the flood gates in 2009. MPK featured their award winning song, "ALONE," whose honest and simple lyrics made a connection to a steadily growing fan base. The band has continued to self produced 7 more albums: "Tone Of Echoes" (features the Elfenworks Foundation sponsored song "Hope Is So Far Away"), "Afterglow" (acoustic album), "Sonosis" (instrumental album), "Sansvox" (karaoke album), "XMAS" (Christmas album), their latest album "Revolution Airwaves," and their latest acoustic album "Like Yesterday."

Eyeshine won the worldwide Ford sponsored competition "Gimme The Gig II" in May 2012. They recorded a single and filmed a music video with the Legendary Don Was (President of Blue Note Records and 7 time Grammy Award winning Producer - Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer, etc) and Krish Sharma (Producer/Engineer - The Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, etc) out of the "Ford Focus Studio." Which is a Mobile Studio that was built into a Ford Focus by "Mad" Mike Martin (Pimp My Ride). KTLA (West Coast News Stations affiliated with The CW TV Network), filmed and aired the one-hour special on west coast television (KTLA, KTVU, and KICU).

Band members include: Johnny Yong Bosch (guitar and lead vocals), Maurice Salmin (drums, piano, vocals), Polo Yazaki (lead guitar), and GInny Eck (bass, violin, vocals).

Eyeshine takes the place of I Fight Dragons who can not make it. Fans are going to be highly excited about this announcement, as Eyeshine has played at dozens of conventions around the country to packed crowds. The guest list can be seen at

Anime Midwest takes center stage in the convention scene this summer, making headlines with guest announcements like BABY the stars shine bright and Steam Powered Giraffe. This amazing convention will blow fans out of the water with huge concerts, packed rave dances, 100s and 100s of events, tons of guests, and beyond. Every year of Anime Midwest has been twice as big as the last.

Registration for the whole weekend is just $50, which is less than $20 per day. Tickets are on sale, and selling out fast, at

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