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New unit of Satsuki and Tomo Asaha to perform in Norcal

 I didn't see this posted here, so I thought I'd share the press release:

Sacramento, CA - Kintoki-Con 2011 is proud to announce the debut musical performance of Moon Stream, the new musical unit of Satsuki (ex RENTRER EN SOI) and Tomo Asaha (echostream). Kintoki-Con is from June 18-19, 2011. 

As the newest addition to Northern California conventions, Kintoki-Con is kicking off its first year with not only a performance by popular Japanese rock musicians, but exclusive industry-geared panels for attendees in addition to special events and autograph sessions with the band.

As ex-vocalist of popular visual kei rock band RENTRER EN SOI, Satsuki launched his solo career on Feb. 14, 2009 in order to pierce his own musical aesthetics. Satsuki has performed in America for piano concerts and anime conventions such as Anime Expo 2009, Anime Vegas 2009, and Oni-Con 2009. In addition to regularly headlining visual kei concert events in Japan, Satsuki has also performed in theater and is steadily expanding his range of activities. Since Sep. 1, Satsuki's musical themes have encompassed a fantastic world of white, an angelic clarity, and an ethereal feeling, as can be heard on his first mini-album release UPPER REGION.

Tomo Asaha began his musical career at the top of the visual kei music scene in Osaka, Japan, playing guitar for bands such as Voyage and NIL. After joining Unknown Frequency, an electronic rock band signed to GIZA Music, Tomo also began playing with artists such as Rina Aiuchi and Chocolate syrup. Unknown Frequency soon became what is now echostream, Tomo's current band based in New York. Tomo brought his vision to the United States with echostream, performing on tours and at conventions nationwide, and also as a New York underground musical force. Tomo has also performed on the Bonnie Hunt Show with Shahidah Omar. Echostream's album releases include Identity and The Duality of Courage, whose songs have been featured on the FX show Dirt.

For more information, please visit the Kintoki-Con website at http://kintoki-con.com or follow us on Twitter at @KintokiCon.

I know Sac isn't technically the Bay Area, but it's not that far out :)
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X articles, SFWeekly

So far we have a review of the show in Oakland


And a long interview with Yoshiki


There's also an interview with Sugizo still to come. Please spread links far and wide! I'm not an X fan, so I honestly have no idea where to link them so fans can find them. I also have a Flickr gallery for pics from the show - if anyone wants access just let me know.

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Ah..! I've finally posted here...
And trying to make it live..!><

Alias: Nena
Location: Campbell, but I'm moving to Oregon in March-ish next year. T T
Favorite Band: Satsuki(actually an artist... ex. RENTRER EN SOI) DELUHI, ALSDEAD, THE KIDDIE, BUCK-TICK, Dir en grey, HIGH AND MIGHTY COLOR, Asian Kung Fu Generation ...etc @@;
Favorite Song: So so manyyy!!
How you got into Jrock: Well when I go into visual kei it was from reading a friend's post about Fanime and how An Cafe was there, and I started listening to random bands... or it could've been from listening to an anime radio that played GazettE, Merry and Dir en grey. @_@ ; Don't remember... >_<;

So ... anyways..I might be going to the X concert in Oakland next week. ^^ And I'm going to see VAMPS in October. It would be cool to see some of you there. It would also be cool to have a v-kei meet up!! Or something?!... Sometime....lol (・ω・)
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VAMPS Live 2010 BEAST World Tour

VAMPS, Japanese rock duo that consists of HYDE (vocalist/L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (guitarist/Oblivion Dust) are set to rock San Francisco as part of their upcoming world tour.

*Click the image to purchase tickets
Date: Sunday, October 3rd @ 7pm
Location: The Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone: (415) 885-0750

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Miyavi articles

Just wanted to post a couple of links to some coverage I did for Miyavi while he was here. Hope everyone made it to the show at The Fillmore, it was great! Comments on any of the articles linked are always great, as it helps me to convince the editors to run more Jrock articles in the future.


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Alias: Bri
Location: San Francisco, baby~
Favorite Band: I have more than one. Um, the GazettE, alice nine., LM.C, Miyavi, Dir en Grey
Favorite Song: I like too many to have favorites.
How you got into Jrock: deathtotheking made me listen to Dir en Grey and the GazettE, and I fell in love with them. 
Reita Hakama

New Member...

 Alias: Chifunii (all Japped out for Tiffany)
Location: Cupertino
Favorite Band: the GazettE...
Favorite Song: Reila? It changes :)
How you got into Jrock: I saw a miyavi icon on Gaia Online and thought "DANG THAT GUY IS HOT"

That was...3.5 years ago...Hm. :)

An Cafe concert review in the SFWeekly, with pics

Hey guys, just pimping my review of the show last night for our local alt-weekly. It's posted on the front page right now, but just in case you don't get to it for a while here's a direct link. We got some good pictures!


Feel free to leave comments, post links in other communities etc. There's also an interview which should be up on the site on Friday.