Rurouni Kenshin looks like it should be quite a tasty story; an assassin who is now just a humble wanderer, seeking the life he would have chosen had the option been his. When his past hunts him down, he is forced to return to his old ways to protect his friends and family, as best he can. I suspect the hunters are going to regret their actions. While far from the only variation on this plot line, this is one of the better done. Check it out and let me know what you think, and if what you are thinking is it should have been an Anime, it was, back in the 90s. It was a Manga before that, and quite an enjoyable story in any format.
This is your Traditional Irish music, played by a band composed of Japanese Death Metal musicians with a Zydeco drummer. If they actually lived in the UK, they would have had a flat next door to the Pogues. That is the shortest way I could get across the idea of what their music is like, but you won’t really know until you listen to them yourself. And maybe not even then. The first track is Drunken Pirates, the second is Polka/Ill Weeds Grow Apace, and we finish with Rascal Trail.
Another kick butt J-Rock band is Chocolate Chip Cookies, with strong vocals and high energy guitar work. The first track is Your World, which came out earlier this year. After that is a song from 2012’s Rockin’ on Girl’s Door Vol.2, and the final entry is Fly A Skull from their 2011 album.
Electric Lunch has some amazing guitar work and powerful vocals. I don’t know what the song titles are, Google Translate kept chocking on the web page, and finally spit out The end of the world time he Ru current beast of silvery white to dredge the moonlit night heart. But I don’t need to be able to read the words to tell that the music is kick ass. Thanks to J-Rock Explosion for the heads up on this band.
An all girl rock band from Tokyo, Sugar’N’Spice definitely kicks butt. This is the title track from their most recent album The Hybrid Age, you can listen to a bunch more of their music on their Facebook page.
The first track is Superfly’s Skipped Beat, a classic little jazz piece. Then comes the Alt-Rock anthem from The Calendar of Happy Days with a track from their new album Feelback View. The third track is a Lo-Fi capture of a live song done by A Flood Of Circle. If you don’t know these bands, I promise you will be glad to get to know them; they have some amazing music to offer.