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Press Release: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Brings 5th Anniversary World Tour to NY’s PlayStation Theater

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of her recording debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is bringing her colorful and energetic “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016″ to New York City’s PlayStation Theater on July 25. Tickets are still available for Kyary’s unique celebration event, featuring bright costumes, dancing, and the chance to sing along with Kyary on her You Tube-smashing hits.

Show information and tickets

Kyary released her 2-disc greatest hits compilation album KPP Best last May, which included many of her well-known songs including “Tsukema Tsukeru”, “Ninja Re Bang Bang”, “Fashion Monster”, “PONPONPON”, and her latest single, “Sai & Co”. The “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR” kicked off the same month in Singapore, with subsequent stops in Australia and England before her American concerts in July.

“KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016″ is Kyary’s third world tour, and will be themed around her brand new song “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”. The song celebrates Kyary’s five-year singing career and is included in the KPP Best album.

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

VIDEO MESSAGE (in English and Japanese) for New York fans

MUSIC VIDEO “Sai & Co”

ABOUT KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (KPP) is Harajuku’s iconic existence. She is a combination of model and artist with self-producing skill. KPP started her career modeling for AOMOJI-KEI (Harajuku fashion) magazines when she was in high school and soon became the most popular AOMOJI-KEI fashion model. She earned a great reputation and support from her enthusiastic teenage fans all over Japan who were also attracted to Harajuku fashion culture.

KKP also became a well-known blogger due to her utterly uninhibited way of expression that is unimaginable for her sweet doll-like looks. She released her début mini album, MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU (Hello, Harajuku) with WARNER MUSIC JAPAN, produced by Yasutaka Nakata (capsule). MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU is available for streaming in 23 countries worldwide. A music video from her album, “PONPONPON,” has been streamed over 90M times on You Tube.

In May 2012, she released her 1st full-album, ”Pamyu Pamyu Revolution”, and it debuted at No.2 on national weekly charts, selling 230K copies so far. Later in 2012, she went on her first nationwide tour and successfully performed at Budokan.

In 2013, she then went on to perform in France, Belgium, UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and LA and NY. Her long-waited second album, “Nanda Collection,” was released on June 26th. It debuted at No.1 on the national weekly charts, selling 400K copies.

In 2014, KPP went on her 2nd world tour, “KPP NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014,” performing in 5 US cities, Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris, Cologne, London, Taiwan, Singapore and Bangkok.

In July 2014, her 3rd album, ”Pika Pika Fantajin,” debuted at No.1 on the national weekly charts. After releasing several singles in 2015, she released her first remarkable visual product – a compilation of all of her past music videos with new visual contents. The limited version product with an artwork booklet sold out in a second.

2016 is an anniversary year for KPP: the 5th year from her stunning major début. KPP has many surprises in store for her fans to make this year very special.

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU Official Facebook for Fans
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU You Tube Channel

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They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club is Closing Tomorrow

They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club is closing enrollment tomorrow April 8th, so if you want to join get on it.  The club is a secret society and is going to be the only way to keep up with They Might Be Giants.

If you join the club you will get at an Instant Fan Club t-shirt, Brooklyn Live 2015 album download, light-up pen, membership card, Phone Power album download, 17 Phone Power Videos, and future exclusives from the club.  Club exclusive add-ons include extra t-shirts for your family are $25 each and Phone Power CDs are $10.  Basic level membership is $49.95.  Physical products will begin being shipped out on Monday May 2nd, members should expect three to four weeks for delivery.

The first exclusive from the club will be a live stream of a They Might Be Giants full show from Philadelphia on April 10th will be.  Other future plans of the club are at this time classified.

For $95 you can become an Instant Fan Club Super-President.  You will receive everything at the basic level plus a 2016 fan club Super-President t-shirt, a full-color certificate of thank you mini-poster, and exclusive guitar pick set in five colors.
All shipping costs are included in price of membership, for U.S. members only.  You can gift memberships.  If you love They Might Be Giants, or know someone who does, this is for you, or them, cause the band is taking some time off so this will be the only way to keep in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The band is still on tour.  So you can still catch them.

They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club Oath

As a TMBG Instant Fan Club Member, 

I am a willing participant in this 

secret experiment in human happiness.

 

When asked about the Instant Fan Club I shall reply: 

“Oh, I don’t know. You must be thinking of some other band.”

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Press Release: Hatsune Miku Returns to North America Spring 2016

Two years after her successful Fall 2014 live concerts in Los Angeles and New York, virtual singer Hatsune Miku prepares to return to the North-American continent in Spring 2016 for “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America“, her longest and largest overseas tour to this date.
The HATSUNE MIKU EXPO world tour is a series of live concert events starring Hatsune Miku, the first-of-her-kind virtual artist, performing on stage through synthesized voice and CG animation. The first edition took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2014, followed by Los Angeles and New York in October the same year, and Shanghai, China in June 2015. The 2016 edition of HATSUNE MIKU EXPO will begin with a series of concerts in five cities in Japan, before crossing the Pacific Ocean to perform in six more cities across North America: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, New York.

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America Tour

April 23rd (Sat) in Seattle, WaMu Theater
April 30th (Sat) in San Francisco, The Warfield
May 6th (Sat) in Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater May 14th (Sat) in Dallas, The Bomb Factory
May 20th (Fri) in Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 28th (Sat) in New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov 20th at 9am PST/ 12 noon EST

Who’s Hatsune Miku?
Hatsune Miku is a Japanese music sensation, a 16 year-old blue-haired girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy.

What makes her special is that she is not a human singer, but a virtual persona who uses a computer-generated voice and 3D graphics to perform on stage. With a repertoire entirely provided by individual creators, she is the first truly crowd-created virtual talent. But being virtual doesn’t stop her from filling up concert halls, or teaming up with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams!

Internationally popular, with over 2.5 million followers on Facebook, the increasing demand for concerts overseas paved the way to MIKU EXPO, a world tour that has so far taken her from Indonesia to Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, with a memorable TV stop at the David Letterman show. Next spring she’s back for a series of live concerts in her native country of Japan, before heading to North America for even more dates, to once again meet thousands of fans eager to see her “in person”!

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They Might Be Giants Last Tours For Some Time

They Might Be Giants, the well-known comedy band of two guys named John, are currently touring Australia right now, but once they get back there will be a tour of the northeast US followed by a series of their Brooklyn shows including New Year’s Eve and Day.

PORTLAND ME! November 19 at Port City Music Hall

UNCASVILLE CT November 20 at Mohegan Sun this show will be free with limited seating but plenty of standing

BURLINGTON VT November 21 at Higher Ground Ballroom

BROOKLYN NY November 29 includes duo set and full band Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY December 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE celebrating the end of Dial-A-Song and beginning of the new year.  Late show with doors opening at 10pm and going past midnight so everyone can sing Auld Lang Syne together.  Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY January 1 Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY January 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Then they will fly over for a some shows in the United Kingdom .

LEEDS January 27 IS SOLD OUT
NEWCASTLE January 28
BELFAST January 30
GLASGOW January 31
MANCHESTER February 1
CAMBRIDGE February 3
LONDON February 4

Their last US tour for a while we get started in spring of 2016. They have several other projects they will be working on before their next tour which could be as late as 2018, so this could your last chance to catch them live if you have not already.

17 March – Baltimore, MD
18 March – Covington, KY
19 March – Milwaukee, WI
20 March – Chicago, IL and it is their only US kids show!
22 March – Omaha, NE
23 March – Denver, CO 16+
26 March – Los Angeles, CA
27 March – San Diego, CA 21+
29 March – Tucson, AZ
31 March – Austin, TX
1 April – Houston, TX
2 April – New Orléans, LA 18+
3 April – Pensacola, FL
5 April – Tampa, FL
6 April – Orlando, FL
7 April – Asheville, NC
8 April – Atlanta, GA
9 April – Raleigh, NC
10 April – Philadelphia, PA

The band also has a new kids album coming out on November 27th called Why?, pre-order now.

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RNDM Is Out and Final Tour of The Year

Random (Mega Ran) has released his latest album, RNDM, too much fanfare.  It début #2 in the Mountain time zone on Billboard’s Indy chart.

The album features “Mighty”, the ending credits to the anticipated game “Mighty No. 9.”

They say you can’t go forward without going back. So to move to the future, Mega Ran had to go back to the beginning to say thank you, then to say goodbye. Ran’s 2015 full length album channels the soul of “The Call,” the nostalgia of “Forever Famicom” and blasts into the future with new age production and concepts, while exploring the concept of finding one’s true self through deep soul-searching and experimentation.

Mega Ran calls this “the album of my life.” Hip Hop, pop, electronica and funk/soul meet at the crossroads of introspective, hilarious and heartwarming songs featuring outstanding artists such as Kool Keith, Open Mike Eagle, MURS, Joell Ortiz and more.

The album features appearances from D&D Sluggers, Doctor Awkward, Edy Blu, Elle Winston, Richie Branson, RoQy TyRaiD, Storyville, and Wordburglar.  With beats from Alex Minor, DJ Big Serg, DJ DN3, K-Murdock, Lazerbeak of Doomtree, Lost Perceptions, Michiru Yamane (composer of Castlevania series), RND1, Tunesmith, and others.

You can get the album via download, cassette, vinyl, CD/Shirt bundle, NES cartridge of the album’s instrumentals, or as the Kickstart version of the album.  You can also buy a pair of RNDM socks, only 50 pairs exist.

You can pick it up a copy of the album on iTunes, Bandcamp (with bonus lyric booklet and NES files), Google Play (with bonus track), and Underground Hip-Hop for signed CDS.

 

He is also on his last tour of the year before he gets married.  He is touring with DJ Organic, SkyBlew, and EyeQ.   So check to see if any of the dates are near you.

tour flyer MAIN

JUST ADDED:

10/4 ATLANTA at Joystick Gamebar, 3pm to 10pm
10/7 RICHMOND VA (private event, contact Random for info)

After the tour Random is getting married and in lieu of gifts he is asking for donations to the honeymoon fund.

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Marian Call: Concerts, New album, & David Bowie

Marian Call is in Austin Texas working on her new studio album.  She will be doing some special shows to test out the new music and get some feed back from fans.  So if you are in Austin or Dallas you can be some of the first to hear some new music, unless you are already a member of her Donors’ Circle.

She will also be at a few conventions this summer.  The dates and tickets can be found on her website or Facebook.

  • Austin, TX // 06.12.15 // Blackerby Violin Concert Hall, FULL BAND SHOW, 7:30pm – tickets!!!
  • Dallas, TX  // 06.14.15 // Poor David’s Pub, FULL BAND SHOW, 7:30pm
  • Indianapolis, IN // 07.03.15-07.05.15  // InConjunction!
  • Los Angeles, CA // 07.08.15 // SPACE TIME, a showcase of music & storytelling with special guests!  Like Nicole Dieker, Josh A. Cagan, Mars scientists Dr. Kimberly, Scott Maxwell  Room 5, 7pm, tickets available soon here
  • San Diego, CA // 07.09.15-07.12.15 //  San Diego Comic-Con. Marian will be sharing Booth 1137 with Alaska Robotics.
  • San Diego, CA // 07.10.15 // SPACE TIME With guests Molly Lewis, Josh Cagan, and Nicole Dieker, 98 Bottles (in Little Italy on the metro line), 7pm, tickets
  • Seattle, WA // 07.28.15 // Jewelbox Theater, 7pm, tickets
  • Snowbird Resort, UT // 07.31.15-08.02.15 // Nerdtacular!

And coming up just a little down the road:

  • Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK // September — exact dates & cities TBA, but if you want a house concert or a party or a show near you, get in touch!  I’ll be up with Seth Boyer!
  • East Coast US and TX // October — from Atlanta to Boston along the coast, and maybe a little more in between. Get in touch to schedule something fun!

Marian, Molly Lewis, and Seth Boyer have done a re-write and music video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” using only the 1,000 most common words in the English Language.  You can even find it on David Bowie’s website.  The end audio clip is of Sally Ride.

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Press Release: JAPANESE ROCK BAND SCANDAL ANNOUNCES 2015 “HELLO WORLD” WORLD TOUR

Epic Records Japan recording artist, SCANDAL, embarks next month on its most extensive world tour to-date in support of the release of the band’s 20th single – “image” – from its latest album Hello World.

SCANDAL is one of Japan’s most popular rock acts, capturing millions fans with an astute mix of power driven pop-rock. The all-girl, four-piece band also has garnered substantial fan bases across North America, Europe and Asia. Mixing the melodic styles of pop, rock and alternative music with hip fashion sensibilities and unstoppable girl star power, SCANDAL is at the forefront of the burgeoning “J-Pop” and “Japan Cool” global pop culture phenomenon.

 The SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD” takes the band on its most extensive international tour to-date in support of their sixth studio album for Epic Records Japan, Hello World.

 Beginning in April, SCANDAL will perform concerts in major cities worldwide including in the U.S., Mexico, U.K, France, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition, a series of 31 live dates have already begun in major cities throughout Japan. Tickets for the North American shows are on-sale now. A select number of VIP tickets (including an artist meet & greet) are also available for each show.

SCANDAL North American Dates Include:

 ·        May 16th Chicago, IL at the Rosemont Theatre

·         May 20th Mexico City, Mexico at La Plaza Condeza

·         May 22nd Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues Sunset Strip

·         May 23rd Anaheim, CA at House of Blues Downtown Disney

Complete SCANDAL 2015 “Hello World” world tour information is available

SCANDAL has released six studio albums and twenty singles since signing with Epic Records Japan in 2008 and have become one of Japan’s most potent live rock acts. Each of the group’s albums have placed among the top five in Japan’s official album sales chart – Oricon – and 17 of the band’s 20 singles released to-date have also placed in the Top 20 on the Oricon Singles Charts. SCANDAL’s most recent full-length album, Hello World, was released on December 14, 2014.

SCANDAL formed in August, 2006 among four high school girls that attended the same vocal and dance school in Osaka, Japan. Taking their name from a shop sign that hung near the studio where they practiced in their early days, the band, which consists of Haruna (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mami (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tomomi (bass, lead vocals), and Rina(drums, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals), shared a mutual love of western rock bands and artists ranging from Green Day, Foo Fighters and Paramore to the pop styling of Taylor Swift and Pink. SCANDAL’s dynamic mix of frenetic melody-driven energy mixed with smooth, pop-styled vocals have become the band’s hallmark.

SCANDAL’s music also has been featured in a host of TV shows and movies and the band are enthusiastic fans of anime and have had several songs prominently featured in popular series. The group’s singles “Harukazeand “Shunkan Sentimental” were featured as the opening theme songs for the anime series Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and most recently SCANDAL contributed the song, “Daybreak Meteor Shower,” as the theme to the latest Pokémon feature film, Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Scandal Hello World

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