Thursday, June 16, 2011

"a wish to end the tragedy" release party

Recently I was asked, "Hey yeah! Promote us!" when I told the guitarist of ARTEMA that I had a music, fashion, and lifestyle blog. That live is next week. This one I wasn't asked to write about but it's one that I wanted to anyway. 

2011.06.12(sun) 「A Wish To End The Tragedy」Release Party!!

 hosted by FEAR FROM THE HATE at THE GAME in Shibuya.

Situated right by PARCO and miu miu in Shibuya and right under Milkway and almost on top of Chelsea Hotel. I'd never been to GAME before but more than a livehouse it felt like a club. It's also much newer than Milkway so it felt a little more...fancy? 

Anyway. The purpose of the event was to promote an eponymous compilation CD--A Wish to End the Tragedy--by various artists in the Japanese metal/screamo/hardcore scene as well as similar artists from Europe and America as well. Proceeds are donated to the relief efforts for the Tohoku Earthquake and well, a lot of really great bands participated in it. 

Of course if you don't like heavy music this may not be your cup of tea but...

My friend who I've recently started to cover events with took some really great photos during the live with her normal digital camera. Why doesn't my normal camera take such good photos? 

© izzie

Most of these bands I've seen before but a few of them were new for me. What's amazing to me however, is Japanese musicians (or people in general) see something they like and replicate it so effortlessly. It's like they look, observe, comprehend and do. They look like foreign metal/screamo bands, they sound like foreign metal/screamo bands, they're just not. It's actually really impressive.

I love girly fashion and I'll be the first person to hop on a Spice Girls or Avril Lavigne song at karaoke but for some inexplicable reason I really, really like metal. I love the way it sounds and I love the energy you get from it. Like somehow it makes me feel stronger? I don't know. Some of it can be just as superficial as pop I'm sure but from what I hear, I like. Even if I don't understand all of it, if I can feel it that's all that matters to me. 

Of course it's not everyone's scene but if you're near any of the bands in this genre, I say definitely give them a shot. 


I have 3 lives next week; 2 of which I'm attending and 1 of which I'm covering. I'm going to be exhausted but I'm really looking forward to it. Also going to Sendai this weekend so I probably won't have time to blog again before I leave. Sorry I'm so behind on reading too!

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