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LAVERITE VISUAL KEI J-ROCK, B&W CONCERT PHOTOS: 70S GLAM MEETS 80S GOTH.

La Carmina and Elec Jimi Blumer of Laverite. Visual Kei and Gothic Lolita bloggers, web celebrities, e-fame, cyber famous.

Ever feel you belong in a different era? On Sunday, Jimi and I jumped into a time machine and set the dial to 1979. Bowie was in Berlin; The Cure had just put out its first album. He strapped on his bass; I uncapped my camera…

Glam rock black and white musician portrait, Goth concert performance photo. Laverite bassist Jimi or Elec.

Androgynous musician, guitarist 1970s glam rock concert image. Japanese visual kei rock band Laverite. Girly boy rockstar.

… and this is what unfolded.

Classic black and white 1970s rockstar concert photography, glam rock androgyny musician, long emo hair and eye makeup on boy.

Music, androgyny, beauty.

Japanese visual kei j-rock band Laverite performing at small indie concert venue, Narciss in Urawa, Tokyo. Live onstage pictures.

The facts, m’am? ‘Visual Kei band Laverite performs at Narciss in Urawa, Tokyo and drops a huge announcement: vocalist Yue will be leaving, but not before a final show on 11/23. Make haste and RSVP to receive a free single at the grand farewell.’

Japanese gothic lolita headbanging, visual kei fans rocking out at j-rock concert in Tokyo, Japan. Fan girls jumping, swinging hair.

If you think Lolitas are prim and proper at all times, you’ve never met a Visual Kei fangirl.

Marilyn Manson musician black and white photo, sunglasses and spiked hair, dark lipstick. Rock star androgynous Goth concert portrait.

The bottom of his shirt reads ‘The Rise of Louis XIV.’

Cross over to Jimi’s blog for his take on last night’s Goth/glam rock time-travel.

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36 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Jimi looks simply incredible on these photos. He is really into his musci, band and bass that you can see it in his face and eyes. And he is having a lot of fun at it :).
    Excellent photos, it's like they are inviting us to look at them for hour and hours….

  2. Posted October 19, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Jimi looks simply incredible on these photos. He is really into his musci, band and bass that you can see it in his face and eyes. And he is having a lot of fun at it :).
    Excellent photos, it’s like they are inviting us to look at them for hour and hours….

  3. Posted October 19, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    OMG you guys are SO Rock N Roll. Grr!

  4. Posted October 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Looks such a great show… I emember Bowie from the 70s.

    You look fab in all these blogs…. I'm really enjoying them.

  5. Posted October 19, 2008 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    You look amazing in this picture!

  6. Posted October 20, 2008 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    OMG you guys are SO Rock N Roll. Grr!

  7. Posted October 20, 2008 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Looks such a great show… I emember Bowie from the 70s.

    You look fab in all these blogs…. I’m really enjoying them.

  8. Posted October 20, 2008 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    You look amazing in this picture!

  9. Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Yummy Jimi!

    Your hair looks great Carmina ^^ on the previous post too, looks absolutely great! I wish my hair looked like that when it's long, but it's too thin… your hair is awesome!

  10. Posted October 20, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Yummy Jimi!

    Your hair looks great Carmina ^^ on the previous post too, looks absolutely great! I wish my hair looked like that when it’s long, but it’s too thin… your hair is awesome!

    • Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      Awwww why thank you! I have a ridiculous amount of hair… (on my head, only on my head!) All my life, I’ve asked hairdressers to thin it out because it weighs a thousand tons.

  11. Posted October 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Awwww why thank you! I have a ridiculous amount of hair… (on my head, only on my head!) All my life, I've asked hairdressers to thin it out because it weighs a thousand tons.

  12. Posted October 21, 2008 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Haha wow! World's nicest guy Jimi looking like a certifiable badass rockstar. Great photos!

  13. Posted October 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Nothing quite like a nice badass. ;)

    Thanks for your sweet comment!

  14. Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Haha wow! World’s nicest guy Jimi looking like a certifiable badass rockstar. Great photos!

    • Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:19 am | Permalink

      Nothing quite like a nice badass. ;)

      Thanks for your sweet comment!

    • Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:19 am | Permalink

      Nothing quite like a nice badass. ;)

      Thanks for your sweet comment!

  15. Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Haha wow! World’s nicest guy Jimi looking like a certifiable badass rockstar. Great photos!

  16. Posted October 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I bet he was really glad about this photo? =3

    I never seen his band, but he is really cool X3

  17. Posted October 24, 2008 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    I bet he was really glad about this photo? =3

    I never seen his band, but he is really cool X3

  18. Posted October 24, 2008 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    I bet he was really glad about this photo? =3

    I never seen his band, but he is really cool X3

  19. Posted October 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! I wish I were there TT_TT it looks like so much fun. I particularly love the photo of the lolita girls. I'd so be doing that if I could! Living in Australia sucks.
    I'm glad you've been posting concert photo's up! Thanks <3

  20. Posted October 25, 2008 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! I wish I were there TT_TT it looks like so much fun. I particularly love the photo of the lolita girls. I’d so be doing that if I could! Living in Australia sucks.
    I’m glad you’ve been posting concert photo’s up! Thanks <3

  21. Posted October 25, 2008 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! I wish I were there TT_TT it looks like so much fun. I particularly love the photo of the lolita girls. I’d so be doing that if I could! Living in Australia sucks.
    I’m glad you’ve been posting concert photo’s up! Thanks <3

  22. Posted October 27, 2008 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    wow. Elec looks smokin' hot in Black & white.

  23. Posted October 27, 2008 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    The pair of you look so 'Rockstar'! very cool.

  24. Posted October 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    wow. Elec looks smokin’ hot in Black & white.

  25. Posted October 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    wow. Elec looks smokin’ hot in Black & white.

  26. Posted October 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    The pair of you look so ‘Rockstar’! very cool.

  27. Posted October 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    The pair of you look so ‘Rockstar’! very cool.

  28. Posted November 1, 2008 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    nice style.

    it rocks :-)

  29. Posted November 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    nice style.

    it rocks :-)

  30. Posted November 4, 2008 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I love it!

  31. Posted November 5, 2008 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    I love it!

  32. Posted November 5, 2008 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    I love it!

  33. Posted November 22, 2008 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    This article I so true, keep on writing like this, enjoyment to read :) 749