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Konnichiwa! Welcome to jmusic_traveler, an English language guide to concerts and venues in Japan. I'm Chen (aka aziraphale_666), community owner and moderator. Feel free to look around - there's not much here yet, but I hope to change that soon! Please take a peek at the rules and community info, and if you're interested in joining why not give us a quick self introduction? Otherwise, feel free to start posting! If you have any questions, suggestions for improvement, or alterations/additions to the information already here, please consult the community info, and you can always drop me a line at a.wilde.shade.of.grey (at) gmail (dot) com or comment over at aziraphale_666.

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11th-Apr-2012 04:43 pm - Questions
Yume profile
Hey all!

I have no idea how active this community is now.. But I just found it, and I thought it looked nice, so I'll try throwing in a few questions anyway.

I am currently in the process of gathering as many concert tickets as humanly possible for while I am in Japan this semester, studying at univ. in Kyoto. I am not very familiar with the venues in Kyoto or Osaka though and now, while looking at tickets for Nightmare at Namba Hatch, I wonder if I should get tickets for 1st or 2nd floor? Does anyone who has been there have any comments on layout and such?

Secondly, I'm rather sad that both of SID's shows in Osaka in June has already sold out... Does anyone, by chance, have any idea how I might be able to get my hands on a few tickets for one of them?


- Aki
14th-Nov-2011 01:56 am - Selling tickets

I hope trying to sell tickets is allowed on this comm.. Sorry mods if it isn't >_<

This is probably a pretty long shot since they're an indies band, but is anyone here a fan of Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (yes, that's the band's name)? I managed to get a ticket to their December show through the pre-ballot, but have just been told that I'll need to be overseas during that period on a conference. Here are the details:

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
"NEXTREME" Release Tour Final
Date: 11 December 2011 (Sunday)
Venue: Daikanyama UNIT

I'm asking for 3,320yen, which is the ticket (2,800) plus whatever service fees was charged. There are auctions/third-party sites with really inflated prices, but I'm not seeking to profit, just want to pass this to someone who'd make better use of this ticket than me. It's a sold out show, so you can't get tickets through the official avenues anymore!

For anyone else interested to check them out, their website is http://www.lasvegas-jp.com/. I'm really bad with genres, but I think they're considered screamo/melocore.

Thanks for reading!
Jrock - Wataru - Light
Hey guys. Just throwing this out there in hopes that some of you are going to v-rock this year.

Due to good crazy stuff happening in my life, I’m going to be in Tokyo for the week. Due to bad crazy stuff I will be there on my own :( While this is not a problem at all (I’ve travelled all around Japan on my own before and can I just say that my Japanese is atrocious!!!!) I would feel, well, wrong, if I was in Tokyo and didn’t go to V-rock and yet I don’t really want to do a full day festival on my own. Last year I was at Beat Shuffle and Re-Classify final on my own and that was all cool, but a massive festival… well, I’d like some people to chat to.

So is anyone else going and willing to have a crazy Australian girl tag along with them? Main bands that I am going for would be lynch. (Hazuki love!!!), MUCC, girugamesh, Born, Screw, Golden Bomber (random, but they had me in stitches at Over the Edge) and then whatever else goes.

I’m not clingy or co-dependent and more than happy to run off by myself then come back then run off then come back then talk to random strangers and have drinks (I’m also a pro at smuggling drinks in and getting trashed) but it would still be nice to know people to go crazy with. In turn, if you are all in Tokyo I can take you to one of the best yet little known rock bars in Shinjuku where, if the right DJ is playing, they will bust out with some VK stuff.

Well, I officially feel like I am posting up a classified ad, so I shall stop there.

Download the Japan Nite 2011 compilation for free from HearJapan!
Yokohama, Japan — March 10th, 2011 — The Japan Nite tour is about to
take the US by storm once again, and HearJapan is excited to offer up
an exclusive sampler of music from the bands!

HearJapan News

This nine track album has music from eight of the bands on the tour.
This year the selection has a rough and raw feel featuring punk, hard
rock and stomping electro from the likes of White White Sisters,
Vampillia, Suck Piggy, Ydestroyde, DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION and
Lolita 18. The smooth grooves of sonodaband and ZUZUKANASISTERS serve
as perfect counterpoint. The entire compilation will grab listeners by
the scruff of the neck and never let go. Just like you would expect at
the live show!
Fans of the crazy underground Japanese scene might be excited to know
that Vampillia is made up of a large number of big names, like
Chikada, the drummer of World's end girlfriend. There is also drummer
Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins and Korekyojinn. Then there is Toyohito
Yoshida from exBOREDOMS. In total they have three singers, three
string players, two drummers and more!
Japan Nite is the longest running US tour to exclusively feature
Japanese bands. They always have an excellent line-up of bands both
old and new, known and unknown. You will find a lot to love, so don’t
pass up the chance to catch this exciting show!
You can get the 100% free sampler, more info, images and videos from
the bands through the link below.
HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to
purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese

Free Visual Kei MP3

New free single from visual-kei J-rockers Misaruka

Yokohama, Japan – February 23rd, 2011 – Hot on the heels of their recent live performance, vis-kei band Misaruka are releasing their next single for free, right now, on HearJapan!

Misaruka is a hot new band from Japan’s unique visual-kei (vis-kei) rock scene. They’ve played only a couple of times but they’ve already managed to shift over 20,000 free music samplers to their rabid fans!

HearJapan is excited to make their newest single available for free to fans around the world, right now! “Merrow” is a solid yet elegant rock song that’s heavy both on the guitars and the bold vocal delivery. This one doesn’t pull any punches, rocking the listener with its epic metal riffs and more delicate pianos and strings.

You can download this new single for free right now. You’ll also get a ton of bonus content, like a video message from the band and English lyrics. You can also read an exclusive review of the band’s recent live show on the site. Make sure to catch this content-heavy free single now and look forward to more new material in April, also from HearJapan!



Free Merrow download

Live show review (with plenty of exclusive photos!)

More on Misaruka

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11th-Jan-2011 12:32 am - [Questions/Help] Ticket Purchasing
Ruki- purple
Hey, I'm heading to Japan in April and I'm having a little trouble navigating purchasing concert tickets. I'm looking to attend both SCREW's GO INTO HIGH GEAR Shibuya O-East final on April 23rd and one of D=out's concerts, either their April 22 (PALOOZA) or April 24th (Electric Lady Land).

I'm particularly having trouble navigating Screw's Get Ticket site located here. It says something about December to January 8th. Does that mean I can no longer buy tickets? If not, how would I do that?

And as for D=out's ticket site, Eplus, I keep getting error screens. Any reason for that?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
4th-Aug-2010 11:55 pm - Airport security question?
Hey all!

I'll be travelling out of the state on an airplane for the first time ever to go see Dir en grey XD

So, having never even set foot at an airport, I have some questions and concerns about the airport security D:

I have two facial piercings, will they set off the metal detector and get me in trouble? Or will they make me take them off beforehand and give them back to me? Will I get delayed and possibly miss my flight?

Also, I always wear a wallet chain. Same questions basically, but someone told me they probably won't allow it on the plane at all, except maybe if it were in luggage that wasn't carry-on. The thing is, I'm only gonna stay for the night, flying back the next morning, so I'm not taking much at all. Probably just a small carry-on. And being without my wallet chain makes me feel uneasy, like my wallet would get totally stolen if it weren't attatched to my pants via a chain XD;;

Thanks in advance! Any other helpful info for a first-time flyer would be appreciated! :D
Angelo Video Comment: Releases 'El Dorado'
"Nice to Meet You. We're Angelo!" Angelo Comments about New Song!

Angelo makes their first appearance in MJP (musicJAPANplus). They will release a new single titled 'El Dorado' on July 28th.

Starting with this article, MJP will take a detailed look at Angelo.
The members want people overseas to know more about their band. Our extensive coverage will provide an opportunity to do just that.

[Read more and watch the video...]

10th-Jul-2010 02:40 pm - Question about buying tickets...
Hi everyone,

Can someone tell me what a girl has to do to purchase tickets for the following lives:

Kra - Sept. 26 - KYOTO MUSE, and
Alice Nine - Oct. 9 - Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM?

Is there a website or something where I can purchase those tickets from the USA?  Or, I have a friend in Japan for a month, where would she be able to buy these tickets for me?

Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance!  <3333
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