Author: Serrina Lam

Japanese-American ska punk band KEMURI announces US and UK tour dates

After 13 years, ska punk band KEMURI is finally releasing a single on June 22. In addition, they have released dates for their world tour. As of current, there are 9 shows in the US in July and 4 shows in the UK in October. Japan and Asia dates are soon to be decided. KEMURI will be touring with STREETLIGHT MANIFEST in the US and LESS THAN JAKE in the UK, a band who has performed at KEMURI’s organized event, SKA BRAVO, last year. Check out the dates below and experience their positive mental attitude: US tour  (with STREETLIGHT MANIFEST) 7/15...

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Senpai to the rescue! Rob Zombie defends Babymetal from spiteful haters

On May 9, 2016, Rob Zombie posted a photo of his meeting with Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL. Right after sharing the photo, citizens of the internet weren’t afraid to speak their mind about the photo. Some people who saw the photo shared thoughts of BABYMETAL being “awful” or an “embarrassment” to the genre of metal music. Just as people were not afraid to voice their opinion, Rob Zombie shared his. BABYMETAL have even thanked Zombie for his post and have commented in the comment section: Thank you Rob! The Spirit of HEAVY METAL traversed across the World,rose above language barriers, went...

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Positive Pop with J-Pop! Serrina’s Current Jams

Here’s a playlist of J-pop songs to give you happy vibes and to brighten your week! These are currently the songs I put on repeat to put a smile on my face and get me hyped up for the day! Youtube Playlist Link Tracklist: E-girls – DANCE WITH ME NOW tofubeats – POSITIVE feat. DREAM Ami (aka Ami from E-girls) Kariya Seira – Nayameru Gendai Girl PASSPO☆ – Mr. Wednesday Shinozaki Ai – A-G-A-I-N maneki kecak – 冗談じゃないね (jodan jyanai ne) drop – なんにもいらない (nanni mo iranai) Shiggy Jr. – サマータイムラブ (Summer Time Love) ORESAMA – 乙女シック (Otome Chikku) Cheeky Parade – Colorful Starlight If you...

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The Nugget Report: Musubizm

As some of you may know, I, Serrina Lam, “The Nugget,” recently travelled to Japan. One of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Japan was to see Musubizm again. They’re an idol unit produced by ASOBISYSTEM, a talent label that includes Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Capsule. Their motto is to connect the kawaii culture of Japan to the rest of the world, a play on their name as Musubu means “to connect.” I saw them a few times when they were here in August for the Orange County Japan Fair (OC Japan Fair). They completely blew...

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Um, can I be your girlfriend? SOLIDEMO interview at Japan Expo LA 2015

SOLIDEMO is a male Japanese music group consisting of eight men who are all required to be over 5 feet 10 inches tall. With SOLID meaning “cool” and EMO meaning “effeminate” for emotion, SOLIDEMO is a male group who are the coolest men that can also sing about their emotions. With achievements such as winning the newcomer prize in the “56th Kagayaku! Nihon Record Taishou” in December 2014 and oversea performances at Thailand Comic Con 2014 and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, SOLIDEMO is on the rise in Asia. Performing alongside other acts such as Cheeky Parade, Hiiragi...

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