The Announcement You’ve All Been Waiting For

Di$tress + C0mA: Infected by Japanese Visual Kei



I know a few of you have been around for a while now (and I’m still happy to have you, rest assured), and some of the really good ‘uns will probably remember my mentioning a particular anime con that has been honored by my attendance several years in a row. Although I keep saying I won’t go back, and have little to no active interest in anime, I keep going back, utterly unable to resist the gravitational pull of the organized culmination of Japanese pop culture and its cult following.

This year will also mark my first step outside the blogsphere representing Secret Garden. You guessed it (or, I don’t know, maybe you haven’t), I have been granted the honor of appearing at the con as the first Visual Kei/Jrock panelist since circa ’07.

I’m pretty psyched to have this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to working with the con as a presenter, thus being able to expand the world’s awareness of Visual Kei, one step at a time.

Di$tress + C0mA: Infected by Japanese Visual Kei
Presented by gacktpause

Friday, Oct. 22, 5:00 PM EST
Panel Room 2

BakuretsuCon 2010 Oct. 21-24
Colchester, VT

Say you saw it on Secret Garden.

Dressed to the Nines For Sadie Tour

Angry rockers SADIE aren’t demanding fancy-dress for their DRESS OF SKIN tour, beginning May 1st with a total of 13 dates in Japan, in commemoration of their new maxi-single: DRESS.


May 1st@ Kobe VARIT.
May 7th @ Saitama vj-3
May 8th 2 Yokohama SUNPHONIX HALL
May 14th @ Okayama IMAGE
May 16th @ Hakata Be-1
May 20th @ Kanazawa AZ
May 21st @ Niigata CLUB JUNK BOX
May 25th @ Sapporo KRAPS HALL
May 26th @ Sapporo KRAPS HALL
May 28th @ Sendai CLUB JUNK BOX
June 3rd @ Osaka umeda AKASO
June 6th @ Nagoya E.L.L.
+!FINAL!+ June 11th @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall

Lucky attendants of the June 11th final will get a gift of an original DVD present.

Tickets: all, JPY3,800 (June 11th: JPY 4,300). Tickets on sale March 28th.

The band will also perform a special live on March 22nd, at OSAKA BIG CAT, called “Fifth Anniversary Special GIG, [rewind the SADNESS]”

Doors at 4:30/Show at 5:30

Tickets: Advance JPY 3,800/Doors JPY 4,300 On sale from 2/20

Sadie will also make an appearance at the BEAT SHUFFLE LIVE SIDE Spring 2010. See the Lives page for more info.

Source: OHP