LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 2)

Part 1, featuring the pre-live activities and talk show, is over here! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 Correction 09-30-2014 09:40 EDT: We mistakenly reported that the Kodoku no Kakera single was sold out, when in fact it was only the souvenir "Kodoku no Kakera" towel that is out of stock. Please be aware that the actual single is in fact still available Read more

LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 1)

  Part 2, featuring the full rundown of the live itself, is this way! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 ----- In Japan, there are certain motifs that immediately evoke the image of summer. The persistent hum of cicadas, the mirrored burst and sparkle of fireworks reflected in a river, the flavor of fresh grilled takoyaki drenched in sauce and mayonnaise, the petrichor after summer Read more

Interview: LOST ASH

Finding a MESSAGE in the ASHes It may not be easy to place J-Rock’s Jacks-of-all-trades LOST ASH into one convenient category, for all the skills they have. If there ever were an example of “visual kei idols,” it would be LOST ASH, who have the talent, looks, style, and sound to garner both mainstream and niche appeal (and, with their web series and vocalist Daiki’s acting career, they’ve the film Read more

Interview: Chanty

  YOLO, YOLO A Pirate’s Life for Me Chanty first sailed into the Tokyo visual kei scene late last summer, when they shocked us with their hilariously imposturous introduction profiles. But we soon found out that Chanty were anything but imposturous. In just under a year they have pierced our hearts with their light, catchy melodies and left us wanting more. Shattered-Tranquility.net got the opportunity to chat with Chanty just before the Read more

Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

After saying farewell to Kazuki last month and heading into the future with Royz, we'd like to take a look back to the spring at Royz's Red Desire LILIA tour, and even farther back, to the beginnings of the band. We caught up with Royz for the first time in more than a year at their Aomori performance of the tour this past April and were treated to another Read more

heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

It was overcast and cloudy in Takadanobaba on the day of heidi.’s Eighth Anniversary Live. This slightly foreboding weather, however, was not enough to stop the hundreds of fans that came to see this special event from flooding into the venue the second doors were opened. Clad in band t-shirts and stylish outfits made up of various mismatched colors, fans greeted each other on the floor, exchanging excited whispers Read more

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