Gaijin Kanpai Ep.152 - "Yakiniku & BJs"

No matter how you explain it, it's everybody eating meat.

 

152 - Yakiniku & BJs
Acid Black Cherry - 2012 | Kis-My-Ft2 - She! Her! Her!
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It's my turn to be back from New York City, this time with stories of a very historic concert at Madison Square Garden. I would've paid double what I did to see them (in fact, I tried. Damn you floor seats!), and they are always a spectacle to behold. Could've used less dreadlocks though...

 

This week, we learn a bit about LoKi's psyche with reviews of Acid Black Cherry and Kis-My-Ft2. It's a twisted place indeed. Like "Alice in Wonderland" filled with Japanese women in their 20's all dressed in cat suits. Also, Spider-Man shows up every now and then. He and Gambit talk about how awesome I am and get jealous that all the cat suit girls are for me.

 

ANYWAYS...We record Gaijin Kanpai every Wednesday night at 7:30pm PDT at http://JpopJrock.com/LIVE and would love it if you graced us with your presence!

 

Until then, enjoy the show and our NOTES!

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Acid Black Cherry 2009 tour Q.E.D. DVD Review

Written by Erin Grace

Acid Black Cherry is the brainchild and solo project of yasu, vocalist from Janne de Arc.  Although yasu has recruited several different j-rock artists for A.B.C. albums and singles, playing with him for the “Q.E.D.” tour are Akihide from BREAKERZ (guitar), Yuki from DUSTAR-3 (guitar), Shuse from La’cryma Christi (bass), and Junji from Siam Shade (drums).  The DVD features the final live of the tour, at the Nihon Budoukan. 

The concert opens with the quietly energetic strings from “Mother” and a shot of the stage covered by a huge curtain shaped like what appears to be the Virgin Mary.  Although watching the Q.E.D. concept video on disc 2 makes it obvious that the curtain-statue is actually the Black Maria, watching it ascend at the beginning of the concert to reveal the band is so full of Japa-cheezy religious non-significance that I can hardly stomach it.  

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