Monthly Archives: February 2015

LeetStreet Boys Album #4 Kickstarter

The anime otaku band LeetStreet Boys are backing and looking to fund a fourth album.  After getting together to release their new Pocky Girl, they got excited to do another album.  They need to raise $9,001 for this album.  The band already has the gear and experience they need.  They just need the money to focus full-time on the album and have a back up in case of a disaster.  They can do this, they just need the money.  They have turned to Kickstarter for the first time to help them out.

See you soon!

By pledging $1 you get their new single “Pocky Girl” on MP3 (no immaterial “thank you” reward you actually get something for $1).  Other rewards are the digital album,  karaoke tracks, their other albums both digital and physical, thanked in the liner notes, access to song demos to give feed back on, get composer Matthew Myers to come to your con or event, they will write and produce a song of your design, the band will perform at your con, event, or private party.

The stretch goals for the project are an animated music video of one of the songs and physical CDs.

So far they have only been able to raise $2,873 (as of this writing).  The Kickstarter has only four more days to go.  The band has not gotten a chance to really tour or perform anywhere for a while and have started to wonder if anyone really cares about their music or at least willing to help them make it.  They is a good chance to help out a band for all the music they have given out over the years and get some stuff for yourself.  You have until Feburary 26th at 9:45AM EST.

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Pres Release: Scandal World Tour 2015 “Hello World” U.S., Tickets on Sale Now

Japanese girls’ band, SCANDAL has just announced Chicago, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Mexico headliner shows for the North America leg of their WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD”!
Ticket sales are on sale now and a select number of VIP tickets will also be available for each show.

May 15, 2015
Anime Central-Chicago, Illinois
May 20, 2015
Wednesday@ 8PM
El Plaza Condesa-Mexico City
http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx

May 22, 2015
Friday @ 7:30PM
House of Blues– Los Angeles, California
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Scandal-tickets/artist/949557

May 23, 2015
Saturday @ 7PM
House of Blues– Anaheim, California
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Scandal-tickets/artist/949557

SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD” official website

Album “HELLO WORLD” and more music from SCANDAL available at U.S. iTunes and Amazon MP3.

About SCANDAL
SCANDAL was formed in August, 2006 with four high school girls who went to the same vocal &dance school in Osaka, Japan. They started performing as SCANDAL with aggressive sounds with pop characters.
In March 2008, they were invited to the Japanese culture convention Sakura-Con in Seattle, and they went around six cities in the U.S to see over 7,000 fans of them. In July 2008, they generated 10,000 people to Japan Expo in France and 8,000 to Anime Comic Fes in Hong Kong in August.
In October 2008, they released “DOLL” as their debut single. “DOLL” was rewarded for Power Play from over 40 FM/AM/CS radio stations in Japan.
In June 2009, they released their 3rd single “Shoujo S”, and it was ranked 6th in the first week on Oricon chart, and 5th on Reco-choku Chakuuta Full (Full digital download provider) weekly chart.
On October 21st, they released their first album “BEST★SCANDAL” and ranked 5th on Oricon chart in their first week of the release. For the girls band’s album to be awarded within 5th in their first week of the release was the first time in 7 years and a half.
In 2009, they were rewarded for New Face Award from Japan Record Award. – New Artist Their 7th single “Shunkan Sentimental” a tie-in song with the smash-hit animation series “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”, has again scored high on the charts. #7 on ORICON and #4 on the Reco-choku full (full track download) chart.
They released their 2nd album “TEMPTATION BOX” in August 2010, and this was awarded 3rd place on Oricon daily chart. In October, “Scandal nanka Buttobase” was released, and awarded 3rd place on Oricon weekly chart, the highest ranking on Oricon weekly in their history ever.
In April 2011, single “HARUKA” was released and it also ranked #3. In August 2011, their 3rd original album “BABY ACTION” was released, followed by “VIDEO ACTION”, 1st video clip collection DVD.

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Press Release: A New World Premiere in the Twin Cities!

Amsterdam Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota
New World Players
Arnie Roth, conductor
Benyamin Nuss, pianist

The first opportunity to experience the most intimate FINAL FANTASY music performances in the upper Midwest are at the Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul, a venue renowned for it’s own intimacy and live music experience. With just 340 seats, these performances of A New World allow for remarkable access and perspective inside the music of FINAL FANTASY on two amazing nights.

Led by Grammy Award-winner Arnie Roth, featuring acclaimed piano soloist Benyamin Nuss and the New World Players, these concerts promise an unforgettable FINAL FANTASY musical experience.

Highlights include: FINAL FANTASY VI: Decisive Battle, FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand, FINAL FANTASY Series: Chocobo Theme Medley, FINAL FANTASY V: Home, Sweet Home, FINAL FANTASY IV: The Red Wings FINAL FANTASY VII: Those Who Fight, FINAL FANTASY XIII: The Promise – Blinded By Light, and more.

A New World at The University of Michigan!
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 7, 2015 8:00 PM
Evita String Quartet
New World Players
Arnie Roth, conductor
Benyamin Nuss, pianist

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY makes its Michigan premiere at historic Rackham Auditorium on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Directed by GRAMMY Award-winner Arnie Roth, with gifted piano soloist Benyamin Nuss, the Fischoff National Chamber Music medal winning Evita String Quartet and the New World Players, don’t miss this most intimate experience of FINAL FANTASY music. Concert Highlights include: FINAL FANTASY X: Fight With Seymour, FINAL FANTASY Series: Moogle Theme Medley, FINAL FANTASY IX: Danger In the Forest, FINAL FANTASY I: Town, FINAL FANTASY II: Rebel Army Theme, FINAL FANTASY VIII: Fragments of Memories, FINAL FANTASY VII: One Winged Angel and more.

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