The Asterplace is coming back to KOTORIKON 2013 !!!
The Asterplace is Tokyo Melodic Core / Japanese Anime Rock Band from Japan, based in New York City. Performing worldwide Rock festivals and Anime or Comic conventions. Their band name “ The Asterplace “means creating beautiful music as like flower blossoming every year and the origin of the name came directly from their beautiful melody of music. As the sun shines in the world, as the moonlight at the sky, The Asterplace plays music toward the world.
Their performance experience is really marvelous. They have performed not only at New York's famous live venues like the Studio, Webstar Hall, & Arliene’s Grocery, but also at several huge festivals & cons like DC Saklura Matsuri ,Tribecca film festival, Zenkaikon, Tora con and so on.
The Asterplace’s entertainment rock show crosses over races, sexes, ages, and many borders. A complete rock entertainment show with their variety of music style is very enjoyable for all audiences.
More ever ! Don’t miss their cover anime songs!!!!!
Far East from their Mother Land, in New York City, The Japanese Punk Rock band, Uzuhi, was born in Fall 2004. Uzuhi means “the Sun” in Japanese. The origin of the name came directly from their strong creed of music, “Music Has No Borders.” They are trying to create their own Punk Rock. Uzuhi’s show crosses over races, sexes, ages, and any borders, and it fascinates and bewitches.
Hoh Daiko Drummers of Seabrook, New Jersey was established on February 23, 1991 under the auspices of the Seabrook Buddhist Temple. It chose Hoh Daiko for its name meaning the way of the drums. The group began by using discarded tires and plastic garbage cans as practice instruments and on the drum made for them by the Reverend Ron Miyamura of Chicago. Their dedication soon found the group making its own taiko (drum) from whiskey and wine barrels, learning the difficult traditional folk art from Soh Daiko of New York (the first taiko group on the East Coast). Hoh Daiko will open KotoriCon!
Formally trained in both piano and voice, Gavin Goszka may be best known as one half of the internationally-renowned gothic horror soundtrack outfit Midnight Syndicate. He discovered anime music mainly through internet radio and quickly became hooked, learning many of his favorite songs by ear and gradually picking up the Japanese language along the way. Gavin has been playing, writing and/or recording music since he was seven, and has been doing solo acoustic shows for the past 10 years. His latest project is an all-original English-language CD featuring vocaloid Megurine Luka. For more information, please visit: http://www.homecirclemedia.com/
Sneko is a NYC-based J-pop and J-rock cover artist that entertains her audience with a variety of popular songs and dances from VOCALOID, anime, and video-games. She started out on youtube at the young age of 12 and has since then expanded to doing live performances in the tri-state area. Best known for her entertaining personality, mature singing voice unique to the J-pop scene, and her hyperactivity on stage, Sneko is one performer you do NOT want to miss!
In the past she has performed at events such as New York Anime Festival, Springfest, Castle Point Anime Convention, Sakura Matsuri, as well as last year's Kotoricon!
Listen to New Generation Emotional Piano Rock!! The Audio Pool is modern five peace Japanese emotional rock band in Tokyo Japan, established in 2009 in Chiba City, Japan. Chiba is one of small suburb town of metropolitan Tokyo. But the small town is actually most famous town as a “Rock Band Town” in Japan. It is similar relationship with New York City and Brooklyn in US. As you know, Brooklyn is becoming the music city all over the world. Chiba has Bamp Of Chicken, Kishidan, Ellegarden and so on. So many famous Japanese rock band have been flied high from Chiba city. And in this 10 years, Needless to say those bands are became most sensational rock band in Japanese music scene. The Audio Pool is surely the band who's standing on the runway to fly high and high for next generation. Their debut album "Into the pool" was released by binyl records/Poptop in 2012.
An international renowned Erhu fronted instrumental prog-rock band from the New York city. The Hsu-Nami. Integrates an amplified electric ”erhu”, a tweaked two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into a rock lineup. The band typically compose lengthy erhu melodic-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, heavy guitar riffs, melodic bass guitar lines and trading solo. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, the Hsu-Nami redefines the 1960s and 1970s progressive fusion rock.
If you put video games, the 80′s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit “puree,” you’d have something close to The Random Experience.The former English teacher made waves by going way left of his backpack roots and combining 8-bit video game sounds and hard hitting hip-hop tracks, and has become a trailblazer in the budding subgenres of chiptune and nerd-rap. A licensing agreement with Capcom and admiration from the genre’s toughest critics has led to performances at top festivals worldwide, constant tours, and placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games.As Random as the name suggests, he is just as comfortable spilling his soul on thoughtful tracks as he is weaving through levels of his favorite video games.Today, Random is no longer a teacher by title, but travels the world to entertain and educate through the seemingly unlikely pairing of intelligence and fantasy based hip-hop.
Nues Sons of Hamilcar
Two years ago a Nord from the land of Skyrim by the name of “Naeus son of Hamilcar” wondered his way into the the halls of KotoriCon. Only days after being teleported to our realm by a dragon priest's magic! Naeus now finds himself in the company of Bronys, lolitas, Whovians, and Homestuck trying to find a way back to Skyrim! As he once again returns the grand festivity of KotoriCon to greet, honor, jest, and grant the wishes of every lad and lass he meets!!!
Join us for an entertaining band led by the popular local singer Paul Yurgin. His fans will be seen sporting their "Paul Yurgin" t-shirts! Where else will you get a chance to groove to the strumming ukulele?