Friday, January 27, 2012

Random Ninjas @ Asian Expo - Pomona Fairplex

The last time I saw Random Ninjas, they had a Japanese frontwoman (which fit in with the whole anime theme) and a male bassist.  It was refreshing to see a new lineup with more girl power:  the current much more talented singer, Soozana, and the rocking Agent Katchu on bass.  

The band's performance was seasoned by experience and packed with energy.  They had fun on stage and with the audience.  They even got some old ladies on their feet.  

I thought all their new songs (well, new to me since I hadn't heard them in so long) were great.  I'm glad they expanded from the anime-style songs.  I could hear influences of Linkin Park, 311, and Evanescence (because of Soozana's amazing voice). 

Looking forward to hearing more from them in the future.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coachella 2012 Lineup

Image via Coachella

Can't believe how fast Coachella sold out even with TWO weekends!  Hopefully, it won't be as crowded as it was 2 years ago.  Looking forward to better food as well (yay, for Coolhaus in the desert heat). 

I'm excited to see The Black Keys (their new album is catchy even though some of the tracks sound like songs from the previous album) and shocked that Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg are making an appearance (I remember listening to them when I was in elementary school!).  Even though Radiohead is headlining, Saturday is looking pretty weak.  I could even skip Radiohead since I've already seen them at Hollywood Bowl and I've seen Thom Yorke twice

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    Thanks to Coachella for having all the bands' links on one convenient page.