1. Abingdon Boys School’s “Abingdon Road”
Abingdon Boys School will be always one of the bands I remember most with relation to J-rock. Not only are they quite awesome, and led by Takanori Nishikawa aka T.M. Revolution who is on his own awesome, but they made the first J-rock song that truly caught my ear – “Innocent Sorrow”, the opening song for D. Gray Man. Now they have a 2nd album and it’s going to be in my car all week. As with most everything I’ll write about in this segment there’s likely to be a review eventually, but for now I’m just going to listen and love.
There’s not much I can say about this mature manga since I haven’t read it yet; however I glanced through a couple pictures and I saw a bear wielding a gun and presumably that same bear riding a motorcycle. What’s not to love! This one is definitely going to be shared through our group so do check for reviews soon from one of us.
If you have any friend even remotely into K-pop then you’ve probably heard of AllKPop.com, basically THE site for K-pop news. Well now the fine folk who brought us AllKPop.com are bringing J-rock/J-pop fans like myself a hopefully equal website! The website is called Tokyo Hive and will be located at http://www.tokyohive.com While it’s not posted yet I’ve got big hopes and likewise they’re already starting contests over at AllKPop.com to bring attention to their new sister site. Here’s hoping for great things!