With ‘do not put out the fire of the live house’ as the theme, an online event is planned under the name LITORY LIVE FLAME 〜Live my own way〜 on Sunday 13 February 2021. The event is organised by artist production and event planning company LITORY.
Due to COVID-19, live music venues were forced to refrain from business, and artists and fans had no real place to share music. Currently, we are in the third wave of this pandemic, a state of emergency has been declared again in Japan, which is a cause of no prospect of live music events taking place in live music venues again. In order to keep the live music club alive in a way, LITORY decided to organise an online distribution event, on 13 February 2021, that will take full advantage of the characteristics and facilities of live music clubs. This event will be viewable worldwide for free on the YouTube channel of LITORY.
In addition to live performances, the event will be having three other elements, such as a special video of each band that will perform, interviews and extended stage productions. As this will be consisting of live performances without an audience, the venue decided to extend the stage and it will be possible to see the shows from different angles. The interviews will be conducted by personality Ken Ayugai, these interviews will be shown between band changes. You are welcome to send in questions to the Twitter account of LITORY.
The first batch of bands have been announced, consisting of KNOCK OUT MONKEY, Xmas Eileen, THE CHERRY COKE$, SECRET 7 LINE, NUBO, climbgrow, The Number Zero, THIS VERY DAY and Marina (茉莉奈). More performers will be announced at the start of February. The event starts at 12.00 PM Japanese time (04.00 AM in The Netherlands and 03.00 in the United Kingdom).
KNOCK OUT MONKEY
KNOCK OUT MONKEY are a four-piece rock band from Kobe. They have been active since 2001 and incorporate various sounds and genres, including reggae, hip-hop, metal and emo.
Xmas Eileen are an alternative rock band, mysteriously all seven members are named NO NAME and their true faces have not been shown from the start of the band in 2014.
THE CHERRY COKE$
THE CHERRY COKE$ are a six-member folk punk band formed in 1999. The band incorporates elements of traditional music such as Celtic music, country and blues.
SECRET 7 LINE
Active since 2007, the punk band SECRET 7 LINE consisting of three members with twin vocals. According to themselves, they sound like Blink182, Four Year Strong, and Green Day among others.
Since their formation in 2002, NUBO have been performing over 100 live shows every year. The Yokohama-born five-piece is influenced by many genres, including rock, Latin, funk, dance, punk and more.
climbgrow got formed in 2012 in Shiga, the four-piece rock band is characterised by the hoarse voice of Taisei Sugino, lyrics with straightforward emotions and technical performance.
The Number Zero
Fronted by ex-SALTY DOG vocalist Inger, The Number Zero have been active since 2018. The electro-metal three-piece recently released a mini-album.
THIS VERY DAY
Formed in 2019, THIS VERY DAY are a five-piece genre-less rock band with the piano melody as an important factor. The music they make has the concepts of frustration and hope.
Marina is a rock singer who is known for giving energetic and positive live performances under the concept of ‘creating a kind world where no one is left behind’.