|Wednesday, June 18th, 2008|
Warped tour question
I'm new to this community and I come with a question for those of you who have already seen Oreskaband at Warped. What time of day did they perform in your city? I am hoping that there is a pattern and I will be able to avoid spending 12 hours on site when Warped comes to San Francisco in a few days in order to see them (not that I don't want to see other bands, but 9 am to 9 pm is a little much!) Thank you for your help.
|Sunday, June 1st, 2008|
|Thursday, March 20th, 2008|
AP day party @ Emo's during SXSW
Just wondering if anyone saw OreSkaBand perform at SXSW this year?
And, do you have any photos or videos online?
I had completely overlooked AP's party at Emo's on saturday since there was so much other stuff going on. After leaving the Rachael Ray party, while I wandered down Red River, I saw the band chilling and chatted with them real quick, but I'd already missed their show. Guess I'll get to see them again at Warped Tour this summer!
|Wednesday, March 19th, 2008|
|Sunday, February 24th, 2008|
|Saturday, December 22nd, 2007|
oreskaband was also nominated number one jpop album of the year by anime insider... well just letting you no if you haven't all ready heard
|Friday, December 7th, 2007|
|Monday, November 12th, 2007|
|Wednesday, October 31st, 2007|
|Tuesday, September 4th, 2007|
Seeing as AP has printed a review of the album in their October 2007 issue, I figured I'd go ahead and scan it for all you wonderful people! ^^
|Tuesday, August 21st, 2007|
|Wednesday, August 15th, 2007|
|Tuesday, August 14th, 2007|
Live @ The Echo
The girls were awesome last night! I was really surprised that so many people managed to come out for their live and many were there *JUST* for ORESKABAND even though there were 3 other acts last night.
I don't remember the entire setlist but I know they played "Pantime", "Yeah! Ska Dance", "Pinocchio", "Things I've Forgotten", "Knife & Fork", "Chuck"...I think they played one or two more.
After the live the girls hung out with everyone outside the venue, signing things and just chilling and chatting with everyone.
Can't wait for Warped Tour!
|Thursday, August 2nd, 2007|
It's apparent to me at this point that Oreskaband has more or less become doomed to be seen as a novelty act, be it by the fault of the dollar-hungry Sony Corporation or the decision of the band themselves. As it stands now, I place the blame on the former, but that's irrelevant anyway. When it all boils down, there's nothing more heartbreaking for a band than to realize one day that you're being sold as just another novelty band.
Allow me to explain. I knew, from the second I heard about a young, all-girl Japanese ska band, that things could go one of two ways, the first being one based on DIY ethics and above all else, a desire to nurture the ska scene, in both the United States and Japan. On the other hand, the band could be picked up by a major label (the Sony Corporation, perhaps), who would then sell the band's songs to anime, food commercials, and other completely unrelated avenues that a band of Oreskaband's caliber should never be subject to. This is where we find ourselves now.
In talking to people and doing my fair share of internet investigation, I've come to discover that a vast
majority of those interested in Oreskaband are those who are interested in anime, and have subsequently discovered them through Bleach. I took some time to check out a lot of what these individuals are into, and only a very select few had anything to say about having an interest in ska music. I've seen this happen before, time and time again, throughout the late 1990s especially. If Oreskaband is anything consistant with history, they will explode, with every anime and Japanese culture fan gnawing at the bit to get their pictures taken with them, only to be forgotten years later when the series is discontinued and the major label has long since dropped them (but not after milking the band for every dollar they can produce). It's happened time, and time again.
To make matters worse, these girls are obviously young, and will no doubt be taken full advantage of by Sony, who sees these young, good-looking girls as their new cash cow. Because clearly, Sony knows shit about ska music. They make DVD players, for Christ's sake.
The bottom line? Talented ska bands shouldn't be some novelty act that gets played on commercials and the end credits. I just heard they were casted in an American movie. That's great - one more way for people to forget that they play some of the best ska the scene has heard in years. They were the scene's last hope, but now their just the new pogs.
You won't believe it now, but I'd bet the farm on this.
TWO New Live Dates + Warped Tour
Hey everyone! ORESKABAND has two new live dates in California!
August 13 @ The Echo in Los Angeles - it's a 21+ venue though and tickets are free.
August 24 @ Coors Amphitheater for Warped Tour San Diego
Also if you're going to Warped Tour, you can meet up with fellow ORESKABAND fans an hour before doors open at each of the venues. If you help pass out stickers and flyers for the band you'll also get some free ORESKABAND goods and might get to hang out with the band! Let me know if you're planning on meeting up and which venue so I can get a head count for each venue.
|Saturday, July 21st, 2007|
|Thursday, July 19th, 2007|
|Wednesday, July 18th, 2007|
Ticketmaster has released a bunch of tickets back to the public to buy for the Warped Tour at Home Depot Center in LA so if you missed out on getting tickets before, go get yours now before they sell out again!
We're also planning a meet-up for the Home Depot center so when I have final details I'll be sure to post them here too. :)