Tag Archives: idol

August 11

Dancing with the Fangirlz

Tonight my friend Ayumi and I odori-ed ourselves to happy exhaustion with the fangirls at the Shibuya O-West. It was the annual visual kei Zany Zap Summit, and it did not disappoint. The live house was packed with about 300 followers of the three bands (as typical, no seats, SRO), and after they called our […]

August 09

Boyz in Pink Hair and Eyeliner

Tonight I saw Duel Jewel at the Liquidroom in Ebisu, a ‘live house’ with standing room for about 400. The band is a classic example of visual kei: glam metal overlaid with stylish Japanese punk. The guitar-thrashing boys and girls (not always clear which) take the stage in bruised-looking make-up, hair out to here, and enough piercings […]