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What about j-rock in your country? - 06-23-2009, 02:24 PM

I´m really interested in this... How is j-rock accepted in your state? Is it popular? I live in czech republic (emm.. that´s a little place in the middle of Europe, if someone doesn´t know ^.^). You can´t buy a CD or something with j-rock theme here because when you ask in shops, nobody knows what it is I´ve never heard anything in radio and concerts are really very precious (yesterday were dir en grey in prague but that´s everything I know about..)There aren´t too many fans so it doesn´t seems it will change in future.

The only thing which connects me with j-rock (excepting internet) is one magazine. Once in a while you can find a poster of j-rock bands (I know about An Café, D=out and Versailles) inside.. and sometimes also short article about miyavi´s new cd or something... I were really glad because of it but today I bought new publication and was really disapointed... they gave two pages for an café and japanese fashion but is seems that they´ve never listened to it. It´ full of blab :/


Edit: And sory for my english ^.^

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06-23-2009, 02:48 PM

umm j-rock is popular in chicago to a certain extent

we've had bands like Dir En Grey and Blood, MUCC etc come here.

You can get the Cd's at the japanese super store we have here Mitsuwa.
but yea, that's about it.
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06-23-2009, 03:22 PM

Here, where I live, people barely know what J-Rock (luckily for us). Only with an Internet connection have some grasp of it.
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06-23-2009, 03:34 PM

in england quite alot of people have heard of jrock
but few listen to it
and those who do usually listen to like just the gazette or an cafe
and havent heard of himeyuri, aicle or any smaller bands
i got all of my favourite bands from sites like youtube
watching pv's
we get a few gigs here though <3
just in london
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06-23-2009, 03:34 PM

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umm j-rock is popular in chicago to a certain extent

we've had bands like Dir En Grey and Blood, MUCC etc come here.

You can get the Cd's at the japanese super store we have here Mitsuwa.
but yea, that's about it.
and magz of course
Yeah, chicago..
Thanks, I´ll check it out.


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Here, where I live, people barely know what J-Rock (luckily for us). Only with an Internet connection have some grasp of it.
And where do you live?
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in england quite alot of people have heard of jrock
but few listen to it
and those who do usually listen to like just the gazette or an cafe
and havent heard of himeyuri, aicle or any smaller bands
i got all of my favourite bands from sites like youtube
watching pv's
we get a few gigs here though <3
just in london
where i am
.x
Hehe, I´ve never heard of himeyuri too ^.^ Well I sometimes find people who knows about an cafe (JUST an cafe) but only from posters, they´ve never listened to it..
Gigs.. must be amazing.. we are absolutely isolated..
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And where do you live?
Not far from Czech Republic.
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Not far from Czech Republic.
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Austria?
Germany?
Poland?
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06-23-2009, 06:12 PM

Yeah I think a lot of people here in London know of JRock and Japanese music, but they just don't listen to it.

You do get the odd few idiots though who say that JRock is rubbish, even when they haven't even listened to any of it lol

But that's another story hehe


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Yeah I think a lot of people here in London know of JRock and Japanese music, but they just don't listen to it.

You do get the odd few idiots though who say that JRock is rubbish, even when they haven't even listened to any of it lol

But that's another story hehe
Yeah, I know this.. When I say "j-rock", they simply don´t know what I´m talking about.. But when it is "japanese rock", they´re really unpleasant.. people usually say that it must be horrible with that language (most of people imagine chinese.. all asia is the same for them O.o Well I don´t think that chinese is bad but true is that I probably wouldn´t listen to it..), though when I turn japanese music on, most of them don´t discern that it´s japanese (I know people who don´t distinguish japanese and english ).. My mum says it´s immelodious and she tells me to not listen to those japanese cr*aps even if I´m listening to something else Lots of people simply sentence it just because they know it is japanese.. This is sad :/
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