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Nanaimo’s The Body Politic Contr:addiction News, Music Videos & More

18 Dec

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Nanaimo’s punk-rock band The Body Politic has definite plans to continue touring following the release of their latest album, Contr:addiction. After a small and successful Vancouver Island run last month following the launch on November 17th, plans are not being stalled as Christmas nears. A larger show to play throughout Canada is planned and it should start as early as Spring 2018. For people who can not wait, the holiday season is here to offer to those rockers a digital download of this album. Holiday shoppers can ‘Send as gift’ this album on their webpage here.

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Fairies’ Release First MV ‘Synchronized’ Under New Formation

9 Feb

fairiescddvdBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Japanese pop group Fairies (フェアリーズ) have released through their official YouTube channel their first music video under their latest formation. The video titled “Synchronized” is the first without member Fujita Maria and will be released as a single March 1st of this year. Fujita announced through her Ameba Blog early in January her retirement from the entertainment industry. Fujita expressed interests in studying for a career.

Fairies will be promoting “Synchronized” with an evening performance at Zepp Tokyo in Aomi, Kōtō-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture. The performance will start at 18:30 (6:30pm) on Sunday, February 19th. Those who are unable to attend can watch the performance through the LINE LIVE app. The viewing url will be https://live.line.me/channels/21/upcoming/979450.

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A Street Cat Named Bob, Coming to VOD this week & Animation News

16 Jan


By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

VOD Release Date: January 17, 2017

Spoiler Alert

Based on the book of the same name, A Street Cat Named Bob is a very feline film for those looking for inspiration. When James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) is a struggling street musician with a history of drug abuse, his life takes a turn for the worse when a buddy convinces him to take a shot, and he overdoses. A support worker Val (Joanne Froggatt) thinks he can do better. She helps him at attaining proper shelter and when a ginger tom breaks in to his flat, life makes a turn for the better for both. Bowen saves the kitty because he finds a leg infection, and in recognition, the two forge a bond that’s far too cute. Some observers may say he’s become this man’s muse. Nothing has changed in the music he plays, but the way the cat is so patient around him has me thinking Bob is Bowen’s guardian angel.

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Macross Delta Voice Artist Releases MV to Promote Solo Single Debut

7 Jan

naotouyamaBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Actress Nao Tōyama who is behind the voice of Reina Prowler from the hit Japanese anime series Macross Delta will make her debut as a solo artist. Tōyama who’s voiced characters from such anime series as Hataraku Maou-sama! (はたらく魔王さま!, The Devil is a Part-Timer) and Ai Tenchi Muyou! (愛・天地無用!) will release her first single “True Destiny/Chain the world” on February 1, 2017 under the Flying Dog Label.

Yesterday Flying Dog released through their official YouTube channel the 2chorus music video promoting the single “True Destiny.”

Tōyama announced the release through her official Twitter account:

こんばんは! 「True Destiny」MV公開です!! 今までしたことのない表情や、バンドさんとの撮影、回るマネキンチャレンジ(?)そして大切な本にあんなことを…((;゚Д゚) ぜひご覧下さい!(東山奈央)

According to Richard Clark, member of the Macross Delta Facebook group, this video may not be available for viewers in the United States.

 Tōyama is a former student of Waseda University. She is currently managed by the talent agency Intention.

Source(s): Nao Tōyama‘s official Twitter, Macross Delta Facebook group, and Richard Clark.

Video Source(s): Flying Dog official YouTube channel.