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Review: Last Dance – ONE OK ROCK

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Two arcs combine in this explosive new ballad from ONE OK ROCK. The first arc is that the boys have had their sights set on becoming the first real breakthrough Japanese band in America. The second arc is how they’ve been crafting the rock ballad. Combined, they make Last Dance the perfect choice for OOR’s introduction to the mainstream US Market.


Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Four weeks from tonight I’ll be in NYC to see ONE OK ROCK. And with any luck, I’ll be right at the front. I won’t want to lose my place by going to the bar or toilet, or having to sit down somewhere, so I’m in training. Well, athletes call it training. My approach seems […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

I’ve been full of anxiety the past couple of days, waiting for ticket sales to begin for ONE OK ROCK in NYC on Saturday October 3. Today at noon, tickets went on sale. At 12:02 my confirmation email arrived, followed a minute later by my e-ticket. YES! I scored the Meet & Greet with the […]

Yeah! ONE OK ROCK Coming to NYC!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

When I saw ONE OK ROCK at Pittsburgh in April, Taka alluded to a return to North America this coming autumn. Tonight when I got home from work and checked Twitter, YES! ONE OK ROCK’s 2015 35XXXV North American Tour hits this autumn. Unlike the Pittsburgh show, ONE OK ROCK is not sharing the stage […]

Eff me!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

I had such fun in Pittsburgh seeing ONE OK ROCK, that I’ve been adding all my bands to my Following list on Twitter. It seems to be the default method of announcing tour dates. Well, I missed out again. Adding ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D to the list, I found out that they were in Pittsburgh on […]

Trip vignettes

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Mental snapshots from the trip to see ONE OK ROCK in Pittsburgh

OOR Pics

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Here are a couple of pics from last night. Since you can either experience an event or photograph it, I have no photos of the actual show. Click ‘em to embiggen. First up is Toru’s autograph on my copy of 35xxxv. Yes, I know he signed it upside-down. I was NOT going to argue with […]


Friday, April 17th, 2015

While in Pittsburgh to see ONE OK ROCK, walking down the sidewalk, I MET them! Show was good too!


Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Next weekend is ONE OK ROCK in Pittsburgh. Just as I’ve not been to a concert in 40 years, or a club in 15, I’ve not been on a proper road trip in decades either. But I do recall that the soundtrack for the trip is important. Google maps says it’s a 4½ hour drive. […]

Knocking 40 years off my state of mind

Friday, February 6th, 2015

I’m almost as nuts for ONE OK ROCK as I am for SPYAIR. ONE OK ROCK Official Web Site ONE OK ROCK YouTube Channel ONE OK ROCK on ONE OK ROCK at They’re doing a ten-date US mini-tour opening for Yellowcard. They come as close as Pittsburgh on Friday April 17. That date […]