That’s right, I got booked a second time to play Lady Gaga in a Jimmy Kimmel sketch!
Following is our press release for the event tomorrow night!
Tune in Tokyo and Diamond Gal Circle present “Holiday Hot Mess” at Royal/T
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 11th, 2010)—Tune in Tokyo and Diamond Gal Circle announce our first holiday party at Royal/T Cafe and Artspace, “HOLIDAY HOT MESS”! Join us for a night of Japanese Gal and Punk fashion, J-Pop and ParaPara dances, a performance by rock band Dig Jelly, and tons of holiday fun at LA’s most beautiful and cutting edge cafe and art gallery!
HOLIDAY HOT MESS spotlights the Gyaru (or “Gal”) fashion movement that developed in Japan’s Shibuya neighborhood and other trendy locations in Tokyo. Diamond, a national Gyaru-Sa (or “Gal Circle) will host the event, which will include a holiday fashion show by STAR COUTURE, and other activities that will introduce the world of GAL fashion to LA!
Punk fashion will be represented as well, with leading Japanese label h.NAOTO presenting a video of their latest TOKYO COLLECTION, and offering prizes from their Hangry & Angry, SIXh. and h.NAOTO lines for “best dressed” There will also be door prizes from online music retailer JapanFiles and Japanese culture blog Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi!
This is your opportunity express, and celebrate your love of Japanese Gal and Punk fashion! We’ll be offering a dramatic glimpse into Gal life and fashion in Tokyo, but you can also show us what kind of Japanese fashion inspires you! Feel free to dress up! Shibuya and Harajuku street fashion is encouraged (but of course, not required).
This trip into Gyaru subculture wouldn’t be complete without PARAPARA, the driving, Eurobeat-informed, syncronized dance from Japan best known through video games like “ParaParaParadise”. Special guest DJ Yuki will be spinning the best in ParaPara tracks, with routines demonstrated for newcomers!
Dig Jelly, the Los Angeles based hard rock band fronted by Japanese vocalist Rayko, will take the stage later in the evening. The Tune in Tokyo DJs will also be dropping J-Pop, K-Pop, and Global Dance throughout the night.
In addition, partygoers will have two great options for getting photographed in their holiday best! Cosplay in America creator and photographer Ejen Chuang will be shooting portraits, and we’ll also have a $2 mistletoe instant photo booth!
Royal/T will also be offering a limited light menu (at an additional charge). Menu and prices to be announced.
Admission for the event is $10. All ages are welcome!
This is the Gal Fashion and J-Pop event of the year! It’s your chance to be both naughty and nice! Join LA’s only Japanese & Global Pop DJ Unit Tune in Tokyo, and Diamond Gyaru-Sa for HOLIDAY HOT MESS!
Tune in Tokyo will be spinning tracks for the big dance at Pacific Media Expo this year. Come and see us!
It’s me as “Lady Gaga” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Hey guys, we got publicity! Check it out!
Tune in Tokyo is featured in PLAY, the LA Weekly’s Music Blog this week! Now is your chance to help put J-Rock on the map in Los Angeles! If you attended our event, be sure to leave feedback in their comments section that follows the article!
If you didn’t attend Tune in Tokyo, you can still leave a comment — tell them which J-Pop + J-Rock bands you like or where you would like to see the J-Music scene go in the U.S. in the future! The J-Rock / V.K. scene in L.A. is getting coverage — now is opportunity as fans to make ourselves heard!
For the PLAY music blog, click the following link or cut and paste the url into your browser window.
See you in January!
Thursday, October 2nd, 9 PM – 2 AM, I’ll be one of four DJs for (as far as we know!) LA’s first night of all J-Pop/J-Rock. It will be at 2nd Street Jazz in Little Tokyo. Check out this link for the official info:
This will also be my first time DJ-ing anything. How could I turn down such a great legitimate reason for imposing my favorite music on a crowd? I’m always quoting one of the reasons I never go out to clubs as “They never play any music I like.” Well, here’s my chance to finally make it happen!