Before I get to the main point of this post here’s some links that you may find useful. NHK is streaming news live in English here. You can also follow the news from the BBC here but NHK is more up-to-date I think. For those of you worried about radiation leaks in Fukushima this post from Janne In Osaka should help to put it all in perspective. And this post from a lady up in Sendai should help to cheer you all up too.
Anyway, as I wrote yesterday, life must go on, and hopefully a post about music and you know – fun will help take people’s minds off the incessant bad news coming from up north.
Overshadowed though it was by the disaster two days before, the Di-vaP event last Sunday at Urbanguild was still enjoyable and every musician gave 300% in their performances. Highlights for me were the first act no;ches (amazing sound!), Booo Booozz (of course), the awesome drummer and the trumpet player in ZION (they could do with a better vocalist), and the cheerful racket of red ill princess. アイス wasn’t really my cup of tea – cosplay and “visual rock” just doesn’t impress me I’m afraid, but I know a lot of people do like it so their video is included below too. Pictures follow the videos – enjoy!
no;ches – I love this!
Booo Booozz – the song is called Donyori Shimai which translates as “The lacklustre sisters”.
red ill princess
アイス（Jet Pepper Tower‘s AI & Alicesailor）