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Web Exclusive: Taste of Chaos

March 28th, 2008 (11:06 am)


boo broke the seal on his samurai pen, and dusted off the old pad of yellowed paper to head down to the god-forsaken lands of Asbury Park, NJ to catch Mucc, D'espairsRay and Underneath on the Taste of Chaos tour. Would fans of different bands get along, or would it be World War III?
Look further to find out.


Winter 08 Issue Preview

March 8th, 2008 (11:22 pm)

Now available on: http://purpleskymagazine.com/preview/

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Japan Nite 2008 Update: Petty Booka interview

February 18th, 2008 (07:05 pm)

Second in the series are bluegrass honeys Petty Booka. Don't forget about our other Japan Nite coverage with The Emeralds, with more exclusive interviews to come.


Web Exclusive: Japan Nite 2008

February 14th, 2008 (10:24 am)

This year's Japan Nite tour is only a month away and the intriguing lineup promises a wide variety of artists who specialize in everything from guitar rock to bluegrass ukele playing. There are fresh faces like the pop-friendly girl rock of Scandal and the island rhythms of Beaches and artists new to the tour like the redhot punk act Ketchup Mania and the hardcore Detroit 7. Plus a revamped Petty Booka and rock n' roll tour veterans The Emeralds. purple SKY had a chance to speak with several of these artists for an exclusive web feature.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, first up is SXSW headliners The Emeralds who catch us up on what they've been up to since their feature in purple SKY's spring 2007 issue.


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January 21st, 2008 (09:57 pm)

Winter 2008

Gothic rockers Versailles on the cover of purple SKY's final issue

After two and a half years, seven issues and a whole lot of Goldschläger, we are sad to announce that North Americas first all English Japanese rock magazine will be ceasing operations following the publication of our Winter 2008 issue.
It may be the end, but we're going out with a bang. The issue features an interview with hot, up-and-coming visual-kei act Versailles, who brings their aristocratic resplendence to the cover. Also in the issue are eye-opening interviews with several big names such as Boris, Melt Banana and Ellegarden, as well as a special visual-kei section featuring young bands like the high energy SuG, Guy's Family and Oz. Be sure to check out the special choose your own adventure personality test to help you choose the right J-rock artist for you.
It's all in the final issue of purple SKY coming to you in March 2008.


Cover: Versailles


Melt Banana


V Section (featuring SuG, Guy's Family, Oz)

Anti-Feminism x Hagakure

Japan Girl's Nite (Falsies on Heat, GitoGito Hustler, Red Bacteria Vacuum, the noodles, Bleach03)

Special: Which Band is Right for Me? A Choose Your Adventure.


Our Penpal: Sugizo

Industry: Kevin Lyman (Taste of Chaos), Jonathan Platt (Jrock Revolution)

Love Buzz: Angelic Pretty, The American Gothic and Lolita Bible

Tied-in: The Wallflower

Part IV of Peelander-Z is Fun

Live Reports: Kiyoharu, Balzac + more

Reviews: Kagrra, Fuji Fabric, Bump of Chicken, Girugamesh, 12012, Alice Nine, B'z + more...

Pre-order your copy now at purpleskymagazine.com/purchase.

Buy Taste of Chaos Tour presale tickets, and win free stuff

January 3rd, 2008 (11:46 am)

Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Presale Tickets

Taste of Chaos Tour, featuring j-rock bands D'espairsRay, MUCC, and The Underneath in dates across North America this spring, begins pre-sale tickets today for most dates. Buy your tickets through the link above, and be entered to win one of three ToC t-shirts given away among all pS readers who use the link.

As if that wasn't enough, there are even more benefits:

First opportunity to purchase General Admission Floor tickets to RTOC concerts – for RTOC concerts where General Admission Floor tickets are available to buy, RTOC fans have the first chance to buy them through the RTOC ticket presale

VIP Early Access Wristbands - ALL RTOC presale ticket buyers will receive a VIP Early Access Wristband that will allow them special early access into the concert venue ahead of the general public who have purchased regular tickets – the VIP Early Access Wristbands are ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ONLINE TICKET PRESALE!

All-Access Pass Giveaway – One winner will be chosen randomly per every RTOC concert with presale tickets on sale to receive All-Access Passes to the RTOC concert for which they purchased RTOC presale tickets (e.g. one winner will be chosen from all presale ticket buyers for the 3/4 Saint Paul, MN RTOC concert to receive All-Access passes to the 3/4 Saint Paul, MN RTOC concert; one winner will be chosen from all presale ticket buyers for the 3/25 Tampa, FL RTOC concert to receive All-Access passes to the 3/25 Tampa, FL RTOC concert, etc. This All-Access Pass Giveaway applies to EVERY RTOC concert for which presale tickets are on sale.)

RTOC Flyaway Giveaway – One winner will be chosen randomly from all RTOC presale ticket buyers to receive a flyaway trip to any RTOC concert

Discounted Alternative Press Magazine Subscription and AP Magazine Booth Cut-the-Line Pass - Specially-discounted one-year Alternative Press Magazine subscription available to all RTOC presale ticket buyers for $10, that also includes with it an exclusive AP Magazine Booth “Cut-the-Line” pass – the exclusive AP Magazine Booth “Cut-the-Autograph-Line” pass allows the fan the ability to skip to the front of the AP Magazine Booth line at the 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour. The AP Magazine Booth will feature special cool promotions like meet-and-greet autograph signings with RTOC bands.

Please note that not all the shows are having a presale. The presale is for GA tickets only. You also have to sign up for a Music Today account at the website.

So what are you waiting for? Get buying!

Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Presale Tickets

The Captains giveaway winner

December 13th, 2007 (03:27 pm)

  Congrats to Lisa B. of Pennsylvania, winner of The Captains CD giveaway!

J-Rock Choice Awards

December 13th, 2007 (03:16 pm)

The J-Rock Choice Awards is produced by Tainted Reality, Jrock Revolution, and purple SKY Magazine as a way to honor the achievements of Japanese Rock artists from the American perspective.

Cast your vote for the artists you believe deserve a JCA. You will also have the option to submit comments on your selections, which which may be read during the awards broadcast.

Nominations for these awards took into consideration the voices of fans in response to the quality of work this year, and the efforts of artists to reach out to their overseas fanbase, with an American focus as the producers are all based in the U.S. All members of the international community are welcome to vote.


pS @ New York Anime Fest, December 8

December 3rd, 2007 (09:20 pm)

Purple SKY will host an industry panel at New York Anime Fest on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5-6pm EST. Stop by and get an insider look at the Japanese music industry, publishing for a niche market. Stay 'til the end for a special announcement and a chance to win a free copy of purple SKY magazine!

New York Anime Festival

New Web Exclusive: Dozing Green review

November 23rd, 2007 (02:07 pm)

purple SKY magazine is proud to offer a web exclusive review of Dir en grey's Dozing Green single released last month.


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