MATSURI – the ROCKIN’ Finale

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今晩のグランドフィナーレは正にフィエスタでした。
トータルで11組のバンドのうち、2バンド: AURAHeavensDustが登場する前の時点でオーディエンスの熱は上昇…もちろん両バンドとも大満足させてくれました!
AURAがステージに立つと、すでに登場したバンドメンバーも何人かステージに立ち、一緒に盛り上がりました!彼らとオーディエンスの一体感がカーニバルのような雰囲気を感じさせてくれました!

 

The Grand Finale of the evening was a true Fiesta
Two bands were still to go of the total 11 bands: AURA and HeavensDust
At this point the audience was ecstatic and YES both band delivered!
Already when AURA went on, several band members from previous bands went on stage and co-entertained, and this together with the audience created the carnival feeling!

 

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On stage during AURA’s performance….

これぞフィエスタMATSURI!
Fiesta MATSURI it is!

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You+ HeavensDustのベーシスト
You+ HeavensDust Bassist

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AURAのボーカリストとしてRedsがステージに上がる準備をしている間、丸村 [ベーシスト]がゲストMCとして登場
While Reds☆ prepared to go on stage, as AURA’s vocalist,
we got guest MC by 丸村 [bassist]

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YOR☆N Ryu」 西田竜一
YOR☆N
 and ‘Ryu’ 西田竜一

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The Pink Spider Webによる、MATSURIの写真が続きます
More photos from the evening by the Pink Spider Web

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エネルギーと笑顔を絶やさないReds☆に、そしてAURAに、誰もが感謝の気持ちを表していました

日本のミュージックシーンの先駆けであるAURA

神のような歌声を持つRedsがボーカルをつとめるAURA

みんなが引き込まれる笑顔と音楽を持つAURA

この夜のAURAのセットリスト(定番のすてきな3曲!)

Dreaming now
With out you
Smile and Smile

☆ ☆ 

and everyone felt such gratitude to
Reds☆ , who seemingly never runs out of energy or smiles
and to AURA
AURA with its history as foreground figures on the Japanese music scene
AURA with Reds☆ divine vocals
AURA with the smiles and songs one wants to join in with

AURA’s Setlist this evening (three well recognized and lovely songs!)

Dreaming now
With out you
Smile and Smile

☆ ☆ 

周りを巻き込んでいい雰囲気を作ってくれるReds☆:
Reds☆ contagiously setting the spirit:

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AURAの詳しい情報はこちらへ:

http://www.aura-station.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/Reds52

AURAの曲をダウンロードしたい方は下のリンクをクリックしてください。

デジタルダウンロードできる曲が4つあります:

http://www.auradownload.com

ツイッター:

Reds☆ Vo.  https://twitter.com/pandamarket

KoREDS (兼HeavensDustのドラマー) https://twitter.com/chemicalpops

Shonen (Gu.) https://twitter.com/shonen20

☆ ☆ 

For more about AURA

http://www.aura-station.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/Reds527

also for downloading AURA
Four songs available for digital download at
http://www.auradownload.com

twitter:

Reds☆ Vo.  https://twitter.com/pandamarket

KoREDS (who is also drummer in HeavensDust) https://twitter.com/chemicalpops

Shonen (Gu.) https://twitter.com/shonen20

☆ ☆ 

… HeavensDustと一緒にステージに立ち、この日のステージパフォーマンスの最後を飾る、COLORとMUSICにあふれる豪華なカーニバルでこんなCrazy FUNを見せてくれました!

….and just to show the Crazy FUN with HeavensDust on stage ending
the stage performance for the evening with one giant carnival of COLOR and MUSIC!

 

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下はプロのフォトグラファYasuhiro Watanabeさんが撮影した、MATSURIで演奏してる勝城セッションの写真です。Watanabeさんの写真の掲載許可をいただけて、
The Pink Spider WebとMATSURIのプロデューサーは心から感謝しています。
PSWと一緒に、Watanabeさんのフェイスブックページをフォローしてぜひ応援してください。Watanabeさんの今後の情報はフェイスブックページにて:
https://www.facebook.com/gibsonthev
The Pink Spider WebだけがMATSURIの公式ブログとなります。

Below are photos of 勝城セッション at the MATSURI by professional photographer
Yasuhiro Watanabe.
The Pink Spider Web and MATSURI producers are very grateful for his kindness of letting us publish his photos on our site.
Please support him and follow his facebook page for more information as well as join us in thanking him.
https://www.facebook.com/gibsonthev
The Pink Spider Web is the only official site for MATSURI

AURA:

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クリエイティブなボーカリストShinがいるHeavensDust。
日本と欧米が織り交ぜられたユニークなミックスであるバンドとして、The Pink Spider WebはHeavensDustを尊敬の眼差しで見ています。

過去、現在においても、そういった伝統的な和楽器バンドや日本らしいサウンドスケープを欧米風の音に融合させるバンドはすでにいます(例えば、CROWXCLASS)

しかし、HeavensDustには、ハーモニーを作り出す美しいコントラストの層がいくつもあります

感情的で人間らしく、身近に感じる歌詞がヘビーなサウンドと対比しているのです

そして、日本の伝統的な楽器に英語のボーカル

ステージでは洗練された日本らしい動きを見せつつも、完全にROCK!

and HeavensDust with the creative Shin on vocals
The Pink Spider Web admires HeavensDust for the unique mix of Japan meets the West
This has been done, and IS done, by others (for ex CROWXCLASS) Mixing in traditional Japanese instruments and soundscape with the western kind
In the case of HeavensDust though, there are so many layers of beautiful contrasts that creates harmony
The heaviness in sound contrasting with the lyrics that feels humanly universal and very emotional,
The Japanese instruments, yet the English vocals
The Japanese disciplined movements on stage and at the same time it is all ROCK!

 

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HeavensDustの詳細はこちらへ:

for more on HeavensDust

http://www.heavensdust.net/

https://www.facebook.com/HeavensDust

https://twitter.com/HeavensDust

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最後に、皆さん、本当にありがとうございました!

オーディエンスの皆さん、ありがとうございました!

参加バンドの皆さん、ありがとうございました

Salmiakki: [丸村 Yameki Band]
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Settlement
JESSY
GROWING’S
ザ・ビールス
勝城セッション
北川遊太
YOU-DIE!!!
AURA
HeavensDust

そして満員御礼の会場のとりまとめに加え、サウンドチェック、パフォーマーたちのケア、そしてオーディエンスたちに一生の思いを残してくれたMeguro LiveStationのスタッフさんたちにも心から本当に感謝しています。

Meguro LiveStationの地図、オフィシャルHPへのリンク、詳細はこちら:

http://www.thepinkspiderweb.com/l_venues/livestation/

あと… もちろんこの人!!!

参加した全バンドをとりまとめ、まったく新しいMATSURIをプロデュースして私たちオーディエンスが一緒にミュージックフィエスタを楽しめるようにしてくれReds☆とAURA、Thank YOU!!

私たちはもうすでに次のMATSURIを楽しみにしていますと!!!

LAST but not least a HUGE thank you to everyone
Thank You to the lovely audience,
Thank You to the wonderful performers including:
Salmiakki: [丸村 Yameki Band]
666 Three six
Settlement
JESSY
GROWING’S
ザ・ビールス
勝城セッション
北川遊太
YOU-DIE!!!
AURA
HeavensDust

and a HUGE Thank You to Meguro LiveStation Staff who managed to have a truly packed venue
and yet make sure sound was great, performers were taken care of,
AND giving the audience a MEMORY for life
Meguro LiveStation Map, Web site link and info
http://www.thepinkspiderweb.com/l_venues/livestation/
and YES!!!
Thank YOU Reds☆ and AURA who produced this all new MATSURI,
and managed all contacts with the bands and made sure we, the audience,
got one giant
MUSIC FIESTA Together!!

We are already looking forward to the next MATSURI!!!

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MATSURI – the first video peak preview

パーティー!フィエスタ!スマイル!みんなは手を上げてる・・・
MATSURIの雰囲気を感じさせるグランドファイナル
すべての他のバンドと一緒にステージに立ち、
HeavensDustがこのイベントを抜群に終えるんです!

PARTY, FIESTA, SMILES, Hands in the air….
The Grand Finale and
The real MATSURI feeling
Everyone on stage when
HeavensDust wraps it all up!

[‘Matsuri’ actually means exactly that in Japanese – festival, holiday]

 

 

Featuring the talented designer: Yuka

At a few live gigs over the past years PSW has seen musicians with some amazing costume designs.
Now at HeavensDust Live we took the opportunity to chat a little with the designer of these costumes – Yuka
Yuka has made stage costumes for bands like
CrowxClass, Wagakki band and HeavensDust.
She also owns the brand Shiki which currently makes corsets.
Below are a few photos with stunningly beautiful Kouちゃん wearing a gorgeous outfit designed by the talented  Yuka !
Kouちゃん was guest performing, playing 箏(Koto),  at the HeavensDust show at 目黒LiveStation November 30, 2014
Pink Spider Web is planning some collaborations with these girls, so stay tuned!
and Please give talented Yuka your support!

Links:

Yuka’s Homepage
http://www.yuka-ouka.com
Shiki 
http://www.jp-shiki.com 
Yuka on twitter
https://twitter.com/Yuka_fcm

Wagakki band:
http://wagakkiband.jp
on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WagakkiBand

HeavensDust:
http://www.heavensdust.net
on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HeavensDust

CrowxClass ~黒鴉組~
http://www.crowclass.jp
on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/crowclass

Koto 箏 on WIkipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_%28instrument%29

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Percussion

Fair should be fair… didn’t get a very good shot of Okaji-san tonight, but here is a video from HeavensDust live at Ikebukuro Black Hole February 3, this year.
This was an awesome percussion ‘dialogue’ with Ajo-san and Okaji-san

Also when I got home I found this…
HeavensDust had uploaded an ‘Okaji-san Video’ m/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Ks-Rf394c&feature=colike 

I will however soon post a photo of DENIAL’s bassist Toshi…

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Okahiro-san and me after DENIAL’s LIVE at

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Rarely do I post photos of myself but I will make an exception here because I do want this photo up of Okahiro-san!

I had never been to a LIVE with DENIAL before this evening and didn’t know what to except. I have heard the drummer Okaji-san before, and knowing he is an awesome drummer, I knew it couldn’t be bad.
The reason is because Okaji-san also plays drums in HeavensDust.

Every gig I go to I tend to the feel the music as a whole, but also listen to balance, genre, and over all composition of songs.
Sometimes a band can have a great guitarist, and even be ALL skilled, but still I just don’t like their style.
Sometimes I really like their music but can feel that there is something lacking, or a stage presence just isn’t there.
Sometimes …..it is like tonight….
…at DENIAL’s Live it was like this in my mind:

WOAH what a great drummer, but wait the bassist is really really good too… and then came the guitar and the guitar solos and yes I was floored… WOW!
Add to this evening a bunch of wonderful people, friends of my friend Atsuko-san, that all were so kind to me and  really made this evening a wonderful one!
We had some language issues, but music really breaks all barriers!

DENIAL’s music is filled with great rhythms, and everyone on the Star Lounge floor just had to move, to dance and be one with the music that filled the room.
Then as I said, Okahiro-san is a great guitarist, and when a great guitarist plays awesome guitar solos.. I’m totally sold!
Add to it he has a contagious smile and good looks…and I’m speechless!

Toshi-san played bass like a god, and a few songs were rather complicated rhythmically, and I must say I was impressed!
They also played a few songs acoustically and that too they managed with great skill.
It was rather fun to see Okaji-san sit on a box and drum on it!

So when a great drummer, gets together with a bassist who can really handle his strings, and a awesome guitarist, who is all smiling and charming on stage, all while playing music that I really like (because I like to move)
then…
there you have it … a great band! 

I really hope I will be able to hear them LIVE again!

DENIAL has a blog here:
http://www.denialand.com/ 
There music is here
http://www.denialand.com/sound.html

Shibuya Star Lounge was a very pleasant and nice Live house as well. Not the dark basement kind, nor the Shibuya Trump Room style, but somewhere in between.
The lighting was good and the sound and volume just perfect, so yes a great evening indeed and a intimate live concert in Tokyo when it is at its very BEST!

Thank you  ありがとうございます  ALL –  DENIAL, Atsuko-san, all Atsuko’s wonderful friends and the DENIAL fans and audience !

A late edit:
LOVE it when I get this kind of feed-back after someone reads this blog (sent to me elsewhere):
“ Listened to DENIAL and they sound great!!  ”