Saturday, 30 August 2014

Mayu Will Return to DaizyStripper!


I'm sure you all know by now that I am a super DaizyStripper fan. So it makes me beyond excited to let you all know that Mayu has announced his return as of today!!!! He'll be making himself known again with their Winter Box Disorder tour starting this November!! Please join me in welcoming him back!!

Source: Mayu's Blog!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Hey, Do You Know: Carrot Vacation Club?

Here I have Carrot Vacation Club for you all. This band was actually recommended for me to check out, and I like them. I enjoyed the opening for their show, their music is quite refreshing from my usual taste. I really like the robot part in their opening, and their music is fun. They look like they are having fun with their fans, and that is what I like seeing. It's new for me to see 2 vocalists in a band, and it seems to be working wonderfully for them.  I LOVE their enthusiasm on the stage. Can I jump too?  I like watching ちり headbanging on the side to GARAGURU. That's one thing I LOVE doing at shows, don't you?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

PV Analysis: nano - 'Sable'

The artist called nano first came to public attention in 2006 via YouTube under a few other names, impressing listeners with her distinct vocals. After a number of years as an artist on video sharing sites, she signed with a label in 2012. She has released 2 albums and a number of singles since then, the latest of which is mini-album 'Infinity≠Zero / Sable', an emotional call to personal revolution. The video includes some jarring effects shots to match the anguished lyrics, and imagery made more clear after some research.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Weekly Quickie: Schwarz Stein, Delacroix, R-Shitei, 12012, Moi dix Mois, Ice Bucket Challenge

Cyber goth duo Schwarz Stein will be making their first US appearance at Anime USA in Washington DC!  The band will also hold an autograph signing and their own panel during the event.  In addition, there will be a VIP package available that will grant fans early access to all events plus a private meet and greet and two-shot photo before the show.  The event will be held October 3-5 at the Washington Marriot Wardmen Park Hotel Washington DC.  Registration is happening now!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

TONIGHT! Infuzzion Episode 1 Re-airs!

Soon! In just under 2 hours episode 1 will re-air on Jrock Radio!

Be sure to tune in:
9-11PM EST

And don't forget to use the hashtag #jrockradio so you can follow us through the show! See you soon!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Press Release: LiSA Releases 6th Single, “BRiGHT FLiGHT / L. Miranic”‏

 Double A-side single that showcases her “pop” and “rock” sides!

In May of this year, LiSA released her 5th single “Rising Hope” for her fans worldwide and it went on to capture #4 on the Oricon Music Charts in Japan.

LiSA is back at it again with her 6th single, “BRiGHT FLiGHT/ L. Miranic”, which is a special release that overseas fans can enjoy before the CD release in Japan!

This double A-side single showcases LiSA’s talents as a multifaceted artist; the first song “BRiGHT FLiGHT” is a pop track that exhibits her cute side with an image of the color “pink”, while “L. Miranic” reveals her heavy rock side with an image color of “black”.

Furthermore, the coupling track titled “Tokyo Love Song” is LiSA’s first ever song in which she wrote the lyrics and composed the music. This latest single packs 3 unique tracks that will surely pull fans into LiSA’s World!

“BRiGHT FLiGHT / L. Miranic” is available today!

Set list

2. L. Miranic
2. Tokyo Love Song

Press Release: Eir Aoi Releases SAO2 OP Single “IGNITE”!‏

Eir Aoi releases highly anticipated single “IGNITE” opening theme song for the TV anime series, Sword Art Online II!

After releasing her 2nd album “AUBE” earlier this year, Eir releases her highly anticipated single, “IGNITE”, which is currently featured as the opening theme song for the popular TV anime series, Sword Art Online II. 

With a speedy melody mixed in with Eir’s powerful voice, this newest single a must have for Eir fans and Sword Art Online II fans alike! Check it out in the iTunes store!

Set list

2. Brainwash
3. Utakata
4. IGNITE (Instrumental)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

2013-2014 Season Finale Shibuya Crossing Episode 040 LIVE Wednesday August 20th!

Our fun-filled summer is about to end, and so goes our weekly journey through the global crossroads of Japanese rock music.

On the last episode of Shibuya Crossing this season, we take a look back on an exciting and constantly evolving year in the world of J-Rock, Visual Kei and Japanese Pop Culture. Annotating that adventure is a colorful blend of Visual Kei ballads, including music from some up-and-coming J-Music influenced local bands based here in Canada.

As we also commemorate episode 040, we say goodbye to this show - for the time being - with your dedications, shout-outs and other random notes, as we wrap up an amazing run, and express our deep gratitude for listening to this show every week, wherever you are, from around the world. 

All that and more on the 2013-2014 Season Finale Shibuya Crossing. From CJLO 1690AM in Montreal. 
Wednesday, August 20th 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00PM, UTC-4 at and at 1690am in Montreal.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Shonen Knife Taking Fan Requests For Their 1000th Show!

Shonen Knife is taking fan requests for our 1000th show on September 16th of our North. American Tour!

The show at Turf Club in St. Paul, MN of our North American Tour 2014 will be the 1000th!

To celebrate the 1000th show, we'll take fan requests and make a set list!

You can send request via Twitter or Facebook. Please see the "how to send request" below.

Anyone can join. Please send request without hesitation!

Submit by 8/29 11:59pm EDT!


How to send request

Twitter : use Hashtag #SK1000

facebook : Leave your favorites as comments!

Via: Facebook

Infuzzion Episode 1, take 2!

Did you miss our first episode? Us too! Due to an unfortunate error at the programming end, our first episode aired 2 hours before it's slotted time. So, if you were like us, you tuned in to find it over!

We greatly apologize for this error.

 But fear not! Episode 1 will air a second time, this Saturday, Aug 23rd at the correct time of 9-11pm EST. 

So bookmark the site: 
And be there to experience it once again!

The Weekly Quickie: BABYMETAL, MEMENTO MORI, landz., DIAURA, Alice 9

Hot off a string of North American appearances, teen metal mistresses BABYMETAL have announced they will be returning!  No specifics as of yet.  All we know is they plan to visit the US and the UK again starting sometime in November.  If you didn't catch them this time around, now's your chance.  In the meantime, check out fellow Lixx writer, James C. Stewart's live report from their show at Heavy Montreal.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Live Report: BABYMETAL at Heavy Montréal - August 9, 2014



AUGUST 9, 2014

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                                Facts First: Montréal ROCKS.
                                Seriously and straight up.

It’s a surprisingly old city for North America, and extremely old for Canada. Areas of Montréal go back to the 17th century. The people are both kind and amazing, and the same was true at the Heavy Montréal Festival. An enormous venue sporting four stages in total, Heavy Montréal should be experienced just for the festival itself. 

Montréal knows how to party, and in Jean Drapeau Parc August 9 & 10, 2014 the city partied hard. One of the images that remains tattooed onto my brain is that of a chaotic, if not perilous pit with a beer-tray-dude smack in the middle, tray held high over five hundred writhing bodies (conservative estimate), and beer-dude floating through magically and completely unscathed.

Photo: Sabrina Ramos

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Con Report: ViViD Panel

ViViD's Q&A panel was held Friday afternoon before their live. The band was already seated at a long table at the front of the room when the small but excited group of fans was ushered in. They all looked dashing and cheerful, flashing wide smiles at the crowd as we shuffled in. I took a seat at the edge of the crowd, trying not to be distracted by the wild Ken-chan lurking about taking pictures and futzing with the sound (as an avid AGENT, this was difficult for me). Shion of Babel Entertainment acted as MC and with an enthusiastic "Let's kick it!" we got started.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Welcome to Infuzzion!


When: Saturday August 16th. 9-11PM EST (GMT-4)
Talk to us #jrockradio

Joins us in T-9 hours for the very first episode of Infuzzion!
Bringing you our favorites, those newly discovered and a little bit from every corner of Jmusic! We're going to rock your world!!!

Be sure to tweet at us during the show, we want feedback! Let us know how much you love the bands we've picked and who you'd like to see on our next episode!

We'll be coming at you every 3rd Saturday of the month, jam-packed with tunes and news. Don't miss it!

First episode features:
Phoenix Ash
One Ok Rock
Nocturnal Bloodlust

Dan's Pick "コドモドラゴン (Codomo Dragon)"

コドモドラゴン (Codomo Dragon)

    Formed in 2010, this band has been slowly gaining a little more popularity. You may have heard about these guys, since they share a record label and play shows with 己龍 and RoyZ.

Band memberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs:
Vox: Hayato
Guitar: Kana
Guitar: Yume
Bass: meN-meN
Drums: Chamu

    VIPER!!! I'm pretty stoked with this song. Boy howdy is it a few steps up since Nepenthes and Right Evil, both singles off of Children's Dope.

     I love the way this song starts off. It fades in with meN-meN slapping some meeeeeeean bass, then bursts in with some poppy guitars (I especially love Yume's guitar here). Something I notice in this song already is the production is great. Nepenthes had some bad mixing I thought. The drums were reallly low in the mix. Not the case on Viper! Everything is mixed together well, but you can still zone in on any of the instruments.

   I'm also really enjoying Hayto's vocals in this song. Something about the way he sings on this track. That's probably what stuck out on this song the most for me, that or the bass. The bass is super heavy and very dirty sounding. Which is a good thing! The guitars are excellent. Love the riffs and the solo. And the drums are definitely improved here. All around a winner for me! I'm very much looking forward to what this group comes out with next.


XENON Livestreaming Event

Mark your calenders, kids.  XENON clothing store in Little Tokyo, LA has announced another livestreaming Q&A and Cure snapshot event for September 13.  No official announcement on the artist yet, but they've posted a mysterious, dark photo.  If you squint at it, you can just make out.....

Who do you think?

Anyone else wish they would livestream the livestream?

PV Analysis: ONE OK ROCK - 'Mighty Long Fall'

Formed in 2005, ONE OK ROCK describes their style as a fusion of sorts, bringing emo, rock and metal together to create a new sound. Made up of members Taka (vocals), Ryota (bass), Toru (guitar) and Tomoya (drums), the band recently wrapped a North American tour with the Warped tour '14, and are heading off for Europe and South America in the fall. Their ninth single, 'Mighty Long Fall', theme from the live action movie "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno", features a PV depicting some massive destruction and beings of mythical proportions.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hey, Do You Know: NOCTSCURE?

This week I have a band that I'm excited to introduce you to, called NOCTSCURE. They have a teaser clip of their music on their YouTube channel and that's where I first found them. I love the teaser, it makes me want to hear the whole thing and I'm sure others do too! The song just has me hooked, it's right up my alley and I love the growling part. They have their first single out called  'アウラ(AURA)' and will hold their first one man live 10/31 at Ikebukuro Black hole. The event has sold out!


Con Report: Orlando Nerd Fest

Can I just  I've never been to a music festival of such epically nerdy proportions.  And I mean that in a good way.  Orlando Nerd Fest, held August 7-12, is the first of it's kind.  A music festival dedicated entirely to Nerd Core music and nerd culture.  Usually, first-time cons make me a little...nervous, but with an all-star lineup that included big names such as Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, World of Warcraft composer, Jason Hayes, the crazy android band, Steam Powered Giraffe, and Nerd Core rapper MC Frontalot, you know it has to be good, so I went in with high expectations.  I have to say, despite a few minor frustrations that I'm sure will be cleared up by next year, I was not disappointed.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Shibuya Crossing Episode 039 LIVE Wednesday August 13!

Fresh Fruits, delightful Sweets, and a mixed bag of melodic treats await you on the next episode of Shibuya Crossing. 

Following last week’s rock and roll journey through our vault of diverse tunes on Episode 38 - we annotate that trip with a unpredictable delightful mix that’s akin to a summer dessert. Somewhat fitting for an afternoon in August. 

On Episode 39, we kick off our show with a melodic monotone mix of tracks to get you in the mood - with music from Ishige Akira, Plastic Tree, and Asian Kung-Fu Generation. We catch up on what’s happening on what has been a very busy couple of weeks in the world of J-Music. Plus our Artist Spotlight features not only one - but a combination of three artists from the fledgling Oshare Kei sub-genre.  

And be sure to tune in next week too as we count down to our Season Finale on August 20th, as we switch gears and play the the best ethereal and emotionally inducing J-Rock ballads out there. If you got any tips, you know where to find us. 

But for now, keep it locked in! A lovely bowl of dessert is coming up on the next Shibuya Crossing. From CJLO 1690AM. 

Wednesday, August 13th at 1pm EST at (1690AM in Montreal), and 3pm On Demand at
Twitter: @SHIBUYA1690

Fashion Fraction: Focus On [Lolita] -Part 1-

Hello readers, Taka here again to give you your dose of fashion here on Project: Lixx!

Time to open up the "Focus On..." articles where I open up a specific genre of fashion amongst the community and dissect it as thoroughly as I can... which means these may be in a few parts.
The current focus? Lolita and it's various subgenres.

Before I begin the discussion, I must provide a disclaimer. I am not a lolita. I do not part-take in lolita fashion very often. I tend to prefer a specific type of lolita. So, all in all, I am not an expert on lolita. If I say anything that is wrong or that you think I missed, please let me know! And also a giant THANK YOU to the providers of some of the picture examples for today's article: Krystal D. and Stephanie R (and friends).

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Weekly Quickie: HONE YOUR SENSE, Dir en grey, NIGHTMARE, ADAMS,Gazette

Hey, Nocturnal Bloodlust fans.  Remember that other drummer, Gaku?  Guess what he's up to.  He's joined up with melodic metal band Hone Your Sense.  I just took a listen and NocuBura fans are sure to love this.  Check out the PV for Black Lotus and pick up their new album, Absolute Senses, just released July 9.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Latest Deals and Releases from YesAsia!

CDJapan: Earn 15% Points On Over 1,000 Blu-spec CD Releases! + NAGAOKA CD Sleeve Giveaway!

We are offering 15% reward points on over 1,000 Blu-spec CD/Blu-spec CD 2 releases listed on this page. Plus, the customer who purchase over 3,000yen (excluding shipping cost) in one order will get 1 pack of NAGAOKA CD sleeve (20 sheets). Don't miss out this big opportunity!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

VYPER Japanese Music Magazine Vol. 001

Pre-order is up! Order now to get your copy of VYPER Japanese Music's second issue, the premier French print JRock magazine!!

In this months issue they take a look at both Japan Music Fest as well as Japan Expo! It will be shipping this September, order now!


JapanMusicFest : SuG SADIE DEAD END
Japan Expo : LOKA Gacharic Spin Yoshiki Hakuei

Japan Expo 2d Impact In San Mateo California

Join Japan Expo 2d Impact in San Mateo California, from August 22d to 24th, 2014! We propose all what's best and fun coming from Japan. Manga, anime, games, traditions, martial arts, music, fashion. Meet with Japanese and American guests and participate in contests, conferences, cosplays, signings ... 3 days to enjoy what we lone most! See you soon at Tickets available now!

Via: YouTube

ViViD Merch at Nerd Fest!

Be sure to swing by the merch booth while you're enjoying Nerd Fest!!
Shirts 35 
Towel 30
Singles 15
Album (Pendulum) 35 
Keychain 20
Nail stickers 15
Wristbands 10

Friday, 8 August 2014

ViViD Livestream Tonight!

Orlando Nerd Fest is live streaming shows from this year's festival via Twitch TV.  That includes ViViD!  Showtime is at 8pm Eastern Time, so check it out!  The next best thing to being there!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hey, Do You Know: Fixer?

So I was looking through my Twitter and found these guys in my suggested follows. They look pretty cool, right? So I said why not and gave them a shot. Man, am I ever happy I did. Fixer is definitely worth the time to listen to them, check them out if you have never heard of them before. So far I like all their songs on their single 'Dawn'; I'll suggest 2 songs for you I love - 'Drop' and  'Shadow'. These 2 are my favorite because I like heavy songs, and maybe you do too? There is also their second single coming out called 'END of STASIS'. At SHIBUYA REX 10/22 Fixer will have a live "Sonic Impact".

Let's introduce you to the members!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Band Feature: Girls Rock Duo Rovin

Born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, Jin and Tomoe formed girls rock duo Rovin in 2009. Their sound is said to be "cool", and they are increasing their listener base, particularly overseas.

In 2010, Rovin uploaded their first song on myspace, and their first music video was released on YouTube in 2012. In 2013, Rovin was performing at local TV program live events in Japan, and they appeared on a TV music program on NHK. Rovin ranked # 3 in summer sonic 2013 Google+ audition at that time. 

In November, Rovin was # 1 for the fourth consecutive month in local area artists on 'music ru TV' website of TV asahi (Japanese television station), and also their the music video was published on NHK WORLD TV website.

Currently, their 2nd Download Single 'imitation' is available now. 

Meet the members and read the interview after the break!

Monday, 4 August 2014


Good news for MEJIBRAY fans!  It has been announced via their OHP that drummer Meto will be making his grand return at their one man live at Namiki Junction on September 8!  Meto has been conspicuously absent from band events after a nasty fall back in May that left him hospitalized, resulting in the postponement of their summer tour.  He has already begun participating in recording sessions and expects to be performance ready soon.