On Saturday, we attended TiA and Kohei joint concert at Liberty City Anime Convention. TiA and Kohei are Japanese recording artist who currently resides in New York City.
This year at Liberty City Anime Convention (LCAC) everyone discovered that this was the last year and final performance of the band 2une. This was my first time listening to the band because in the previous years I was never able to make it in time to see the band perform. 2une has been performing together for three years at LCAC and had many great performances. This year for their final show 2une’s Sneko and Uno had a combined performance together with Ari.Ki (Ari and Ki). Ari.Ki are twin dancers that perform their own choreography, I really enjoyed listening to the band and watching the dance performances. Continue reading
Marina Kawano is a singer from Fukuoka, Japan. Her music career began in 2010 after winning the 4th Animax All-Japan Anisong Grand Prix, since then she’s been featured on various Anime opening/ending theme most recently the main theme and ending theme for Square Enix “NieR: Automata” during the show we learned that this was the first time she has performed in the States. Continue reading
ALL OFF is a Japanese rock band based in Toyko. Known for their opening and ending themes for anime such as Mob Psycho 100 and Heavy Object. Founded in 2004, by vocalist so-hey and guitarist Yukio. Other members include Kossy (bassist), Gaku (second guitar) and drummer Otsuki who wasn’t in attendance. U of ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D filled in for him. Continue reading
Last week was SummerStage’s last free concert. The Summerstage concert series is sponsored by Capital One Bank. The headliners this year was DNCE with B.o.B as the opening act and Questlove as a special guest, this was a weird combination of artists this year. Last year was Janelle Monae and Fun. who complemented each other because it was the same energy throughout the concert.
The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8 piece band consisting of drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and a horn section with two trumpets, a trombone, and saxophone. Best described through their slogan: Jazz meets J-Pop. Which essentially, is what they do. Think-polished Jazz musicians, tackling Japanese Popular Music with the horns taking the fore front, at times standing in as substitution for the human voice. Though at times, the human voice is still included because there is nothing quite like it. Overall, bringing a new perspective to the world of Japanese Music.
Professor Shyguy is well known for his 8 bit- music, soulful, electro-rocking, theatrical nerd pop music. Most of his songs stem from video games, anime, and time and space. I missed the concert last year and was able to see his performance this year. I came in thier not knowing what type of music I was going to listen to. I thought it was another rock concert but I was wrong. Professor Shyguy really surprised me, he was really good.
After long and exciting weekend. Drey and I, got access to the CAPCOM LIVE! concert. This was my first encounter with CAPCOM LIVE!, to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect but as a CAPCOM fan, I was curious. I grew up on Super Fighter. And Resident Evil, is hands down on of my favorite game franchises. Add in Mega Man and Devil May Cry, taking all into account. And I’m a happy camper. Naturally, the music has been with me just as long.
So let’s get right into it.
The opportunity surfaced to attend a SummerStage concert sponsored by Capital One. For this particular concert. The headliner was six time Grammy award nominated artist Janelle Monae. With singer songwriter Nate Ruess as the opening act. The transition between the two acts was headed by DJ Moma.
The concert was on September 25th and the whole SDE team went to this concert. Now I’m a big fan of 90s music that’s what they gave us brought back all the good music for about 2 hours. Puff daddy and the family has one of the best lineup of artists. The special guest that pop in on the concert was Shyne and DMX now I have seen fans post videos of the previous concert even my co-worker went to a concert and saw more than just DMX and Shyne. I was expecting a few of the features they had over the years come out but that wasn’t the case. Continue reading