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Lolita Dark

Performing Friday, Nov. 7

Lolita Dark at PMX

Lolita Dark is an epic, symphonic, bilingual rock band formed in 2012 with roots in Southern California and Japan. Their sound weaves together crunching guitar riffs, progressive bass lines, lush harmonies, and complex melodic structures in songs that reflect both angst and optimism in an increasingly interconnected world of disconnected residents.

Fronted by Shibuya-born singer/songwriter Rayko, Lolita Dark provides the soundtrack and visuals of a world where light intersects dark, East meets West, and the past overlaps the present, depicting the seemingly redundant circles of our lives and universe.

The core of Lolita Dark is formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rayko (Ray), bassist Rain Balen and drummer Joey Felix, who are also members of the Los Angeles rock band Dig Jelly, Okinawan vocalist and keyboardist Machiko (May), and guitarist Patrick Cabrera of prog metal band False Empire.

Lolita Dark at PMX

Their first album, Tokyo Status, was released in 2012 and featured a wide range of intensely personal, yet universal meditations on love, addiction, promise, and despair. It blazed new territory with a sonic landscape that fused Shibuya glam, European symphonic-rock, and American metal. Lolita Dark's debut CD explored the themes of salvation, redemption, sanctuary, and displayed some of Rayko's internal anguish after the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami ravaged her homeland.

Lolita Dark has performed at various venues including Bar Sinister, House of Blues, J-pop events hosted by "Tune in Tokyo", and Rayko's ongoing event "Tokyo Status". Lolita Dark has also performed at Anime Expo, Nan Desu Kan, Anime Los Angeles, Katsucon, Tekko (formally known as Tekkoshocon), Zenkaikon, Anime California, Touhoucon, and Pacific Media Expo, where they opened for Japanese artists BACK-ON (Avex) and D (Avex, Universal Music).

"Mad Times", from the Tokyo Status album, has been chosen for the in-production Steampunk web series Tinker. "Wounded Angel", the recently released single by Lolita Dark, has become the official theme song for Anime California 2014. Lolita Dark's second album, Queen's Decade, was released in the spring of 2014, shortly before they performed at Zenkaikon 2014 as well as opened for Gacharic Spin (Universal Music) at Tekko 2014.

Lolita Dark was featured in one of the best selling Japanese Visual Kei music and fashion magazines, Cure Magazine, in its July and December 2014 issues. Cure Magazine opened Los Angeles boutique Xenon, which carries Rayko's casual Steampunk fashion line Shibuya Obsessions.

Lolita Dark was featured on the cover of American Gothique Magazine's June 2014 issue, along with a 12 page interview. Rayko wrote a promotional commercial jingle for Carlos Wong's Catfe LA in 2014, and was featured in various media such as Los Angeles Times, ABC Eyewitness News, and LA Weekly.

Along with the Japan tour being planned in early 2015, Lolita Dark continues to dominate the stale music scene with their unpredictably unique style of music and visuals.

Lolita Dark's albums Tokyo Status, Queen's Decade, and singles are available on iTunes and CDBaby.

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Parking Update!
Attention members the Hilton Los Angeles Airport has informed us that we are now at 100% capacity. Please use alternative parking. Please see this List. (11.08.14)

Program Update
Anime Dodgeball for Saturday has been Cancelled. (11.08.14)

Food Truck Update!
Please note the following regarding food trucks. FISHLIPS and Rolling Sushi Van will not be at PMX 2014. However, on Saturday November 8 CreativEats will be serving at lunch, and Tokyo Doggie Style will be serving dinner. (11.07.14)

Food Truck Change
Please note that Rolling Sushi Van's appearance at PMX 2014 has been cancelled. We will announce a replacement shortly. (11.06.14)

Program Schedule
The final version of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2014 click here. (11.06.14)

Martial Arts
PMX is pleased to announce two additional martial arts workshops for Saturday Nov. 8: KaTa Tapados and Padded Weapons by Bunal Brand. (11.02.14)

Doce Pares Eskrima Change
Due to unforeseen circumstances Grandmaster Percival Pableo will be unable to attend PMX 2014 and the Doce Pares Eskrima Seminar has been cancelled. (10.27.14)

Fashion Night Market
Closet bursting? Canít close your drawers? Sock overload? Then come clear out your closet at the PMX Fashion Night MarketĖa Swap Meet specifically for your surplus fashion items! More details can be found here. (10.24.14)

Hotel Update
Our room block at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport is sold out. Rooms are still available through the Hilton website or by phone, starting at $129. (10.17.14)

Swap Meet Info up
Swap Meet table sales open at 7:00pm, Wednesday 10/15. Click here for details. (10.13.14)

Fashion Update
We are excited to announce the return of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Alice and the Pirates to PMX 2014! They will be participating in our 2014 PMX Fashion Show and will have merchandise available in our Boutique. More details can be found here. (10.09.14)

Registration Back Up
Web registration is back online since about 5pm 10/8. Price deadlines have been extended. Click here for details. (10.08.14)

Preliminary Schedule
The first draft of the PMX 2014 Program Schedule is now available. Check out schedule updates for 2014. (10.08.14)

Application Update
The application for Kickboxing Tournament is now available. (10.08.14)

Lucky Bags
VIP passes and Lucky Bags for heidi. are now available through our indiegogo campaign. Quantities are limited, don't miss this opportunity to show your support for the band. (10.03.14)

Registration is now open for CosFest Masquerade and Iron Cosplay. Additional information about CosFest can be found here. (10.02.14)

Sailor Moon Character Designer
PMX is proud to announce that Kazuko Tadano will be attending its annual convention as the Character Designer Guest of Honor. Ms. Tadano will be participating in an autograph session and a focus panel. This will be her first appearance at PMX. (10.01.14)

Sailor Moon Director
PMX is proud to announce that Hiromi Matsushita will be attending its annual convention as the Animation Director Guest of Honor. Mr. Matsushita will be participating in an autograph session and a focus panel. This will be his first appearance at PMX. (10.01.14)

Martial Arts
PMX is pleased announce two of our Martial Arts workshops for 2014. The Doce Pares Eskrima Seminar and Fight Choreography Workshop will be held Saturday Nov. 8. (09.28.14)

DJ Contest
PMX is looking for a select few DJs to rock the nightly dances. It could be you! Click here for more information. (09.27.14)

CosFest, is our name for the wonderful options for all cosplayers. Please visit our Cosplay section to find out more about our events! Contestant Registration opens October 1, 2014 for Masquerade opens October 1,2014. (09.26.14)

Say Cheese
PMX is pleased to announce the return of the popular PMX Photoshoot Room. Bring yourself, your family, your friends, or any fellow PMX attendee to have your photos taken. (09.26.14)

heidi. at PMX
PMX welcomes Visual Kei band heidi. as our 2014 music guest of honor. (09.22.14)

Industry/Press Reg
Registration for Industry and Press are now open. (09.07.14)

Press Policies Online
The press policies and FAQs are now available. Press registration will be opening soon. (09.06.14)

AMV Contest 2014 Update
The rules for the AMV Contest have been updated. For the latest information on rules and how to participate click here. (08.31.14)

AMV Contest 2014
PMX is pleased to announce the return of our Anime Music Video Contest. For more information on rules and how to participate click here. (08.25.14)

Fashion Show Update
Our 2014 PMX Fashion Show lineup is growing! South Korean Lolita brand White Forest will be shipping pieces over to send down our runway. Don't miss this chance to see their dresses up close and in person! Click here for more information. (08.18.14)

Artist Market Update
PMX Artist Market registration will be opening soon. If you would like to receive the latest news and updates on Artist Market please join our mailing list by clicking here.. (08.10.14)

2014 PMX Fashion Show
PMX is pleased to announce that South Korean Lolita brand LIEF will be participating in our 2014 PMX Fashion Show! For more details please visit (08.10.14)

Panel Reg is Open!
Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (08.03.14)

Help Wanted
Would you like to attend PMX at no charge? With a little work we can make that happen! PMX is seeking qualified individuals to staff or to volunteer. Please see pages for details. (08.03.14)

Vocaloids Return!
By popular demand, Vocaloid divas Hatsune Miku, Gumi, and Yuzuki Yukari return in an unofficial concert at PMX! (07.26.14)

Book Your Stay
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is now accepting reservations for PMX 2014. See the Location page for more information and location guides. (07.22.14)

Registration Open
Online pre-registration is now open! Full badges are $40 until September 5th. (07.18.14)

Innocent World Returns
PMX is excited to welcome Guest of Honor Yumi Fujiwara, President and Head Designer of Innocent World. For additional details please click on here. (07.07.14)

Coming Soon
Stay tuned to this webpage. PMX is all set to start making announcements. (06.16.14)

Save the Date!
PMX returns to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in 2014. Mark your calendars for November 7-9, 2014. (06.16.14)

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