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Hydraphonic (Saturday)

Performing Saturday, Nov. 7

Hydraphonic at PMX Our Saturday afternoon concerts will let you experience a diverse selection of music and talents. PMX is bringing out local musicians to showcase

Hydraphonic features:
Nobu Albatross
Lemon Drop Kick

Hydraphonic starts is 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the International Ballroom A. No tickets required for this event.

Read more for band bios.

Lemon Drop Kick
Lemon Drop Kick at PMX Lemon Drop Kick is an engergetic Los Angeles-based female-fronted Japanese rock band whose hybrid-rock sound is a product of different musical influences and cultures. Featuring both Japanese and American members, elements of pop, emo, punk, metal, and J-rock are all pulled together to create an incredible new presence in the industry.

With their combination of strong female vocals, driving, heavy guitars and hard-hitting drums, Lemon Drop Kick delivers vivid, inspirational messages through infectious hooks and melodies. With the growing popularity of Japanese rock worldwide, the Japanese/American hybrid sound of Lemon Drop Kick is winning more and more fans all across the globe.

Find out more about Lemon Drop Kick:
* at MySpace

Kiryu at PMX With a distinctive style and awareness as a vocalist, Kiryu creates music that sets him apart from other musicians. As singer/songwriter, his perseverance in the Japanese music industry has led to an eventful and successful career; with his first band and while still in high school, Kiryu performed at Yokohama Stadium in front of 25,000 people. Self-described as “sexy” music, his considerable experience and influence involves many types of music and the result can be heard in his music.

Currently based out of New Mexico, Kiryu hopes to make his mark on America using his musical style and sense of fashion. Recently releasing his first solo album, Hydra, he has already impressed music fans all over with his passion for music and his desire to share it with the world.

It is only a matter of time before his fresh sound and charismatic smile take the US by storm.

Kiryu appears at PMX courtesy of Askew Magazine, the premiere entertainment publication for the Japanese rock scene in America. Askew is dedicated to providing the best Japanese rock and entertainment content in English.

Find out more about Kiryu:
* at the official website
* at MySpace

Nobu Albatross
Hydraphonic at PMX In 1985, Nobu Albatross (aka Nobuhito Kawamura) was born in a city called Fukuoka, Japan. His story: I started playing guitar when I was 15. I remember when I found my older brother's electric guitar in his closet, which he never used. In the beginning, I was into hard rock and metal and I still love it… But then I found that 70's music has a passion in a different way and I liked it: the politics, the background, the economy...everything. That's why I am a hippie, I guess (JK). I started listening to “blues influenced music” and my life changed so much. I realized "how good your skill is doesn’t always make people 'CRY."

I came to the US in 2006 and formed the band Ghost Towne. We performed at Crash Mansion with Great White once but still, I want to go further... I began studying classical guitar in December of 2008 because I love classical music; I felt, "why can’t classical guitarists and rock guitarists get along? It's same MUSIC as long as it sounds...” Someday I hope that all types of musicians will understand each other.....

Find out more about Nobu Albatross:
* at MySpace

Poel at PMX Poel is songwriter/guitar player trying to weld world music with rock 'n' roll and pop. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in the US, Poel’s creations offer an innovative mix of the complexities of Japanese musical aesthetics with the power of Western practices. With a refreshing view of music’s power to touch our hearts and minds, Poel’s philosophy represents a hopeful future for the next phase of rock. From England’s Led Zeppelin to Japan’s L'Arc~en~Ciel, J-Pop/J-rock, pop, hard rock, and world music come together in a way everyone can appreciate.

Poel is also the guitar player and arranger for Glenn Cee's Hollow Needle Project, the leader of Lounge Version Despair, and performs as singer/guitar player fronting his own band. He previously played guitar for L2D and Artbeat, along with short stints with Mike Gunn's Beings of Light, Lance Sanders pre-IF days, and Dead End Detour. Other acts he has played guitar or bass with onstage include Kaoru Enjoji, RYOVIBES, VAEIDOS, PTA, and is also willing to share the stage with anyone who has true passion.

Find out more about Poel:
* at MySpace

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