button EVANESCENCE @ Shibuya AX (28th JULY '03)

-- Make It a Double -- part1


Since they were already making the long trek to Nippon to play Fuji Rock, Evanescence thought to themselves "why not make it a double." Coming off of a very successful Sunday afternoon performance on the Green Stage, the Little Rock, Arkansas quintet decided to make their way to Tokyo for a sold out show at Shibuya AX.

Sauntering onto the dark stage as background music played, the group instantly kicked into "Going Under", their newest single off of their recent album, Fallen. With the band laying down a strong electronic groove, lead singer Amy Lee emerged from the shadows. A loud roar erupted from the capacity audience as she picked up her microphone and began singing. Belting out her awesome, powerful vocals against the heavy nu-metal sound provided by her band mates it quickly became evident why Lee has emerged as the current dark princess of the hard rock scene. Her amazing vocal range, emotional intensity, and stage presence has helped the 20 year old propel Evanescence to the top of the charts in North America, Europe, and Japan.


Looking to showcase what has made them stand out from the rest of the rock world, Lee and her voice were the focal point of tonight's 50 minute performance. Her crisp, clear, angelic vocals were pushed to the top of the musical mix and her constant movement ensured that all eyes remained glued to her. Hammering out nine of Fallen's eleven tracks, Lee jumped around, danced, pumped her fists, and made grasping gestures towards the audience while singing.

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buttonCD review : "Christmas" : Old Man Gloom (28th Dec)
buttonMusic Soothes the Savage Beast : eastern youth (20th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAnd to all A Good Night : Shonen Knife (19th Dec @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonExciting Music for Exciting People : illreme (6th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonIt's In Their Hands Now : Franz Ferdinand (29th Nov @ Shibuya AX)
buttonLights, Camera, Action : Brahman (15th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonMostly Business : The Stills (8th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonScare The Rock Right Outta Ya : Halloween Ball 2004 feat . The 5,6,7,8's, Gasoline, The Woggles (30th Oct @ Shiomkitazawa Shelter)
buttonThree More, Two More, and Take it to the Left : Hawaiian6/ Idol Punch (11th Oct @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonBusting Eardrums : Mogwai (5th Oct @ Ebisu Liquidroom AX )
buttonMedical Breakthrough : The Most Notorious Vol. 18 feat. Melt Banana and K.K. Null (25th Sept @ Shimokitazawa Shelter )
buttonGrey Skies Are Going To Clear Up... : HUSKING BEE (5th Sept @ Shibuya AX )
buttonno title : V∞REDOMS (8th Aug @ Ebisu Liquidroom )
buttonCD review : Andre Ethier With Christopher Sandes : Andre Ethier


buttonCause Music Must Be Magic : Mayor McCa (21st Dec @ The Casbah,Hamilton, Ontario )
buttonMake It a Double : EVANESCENCE (28th Jul @ Shinjuku AX)
buttonGetting Knifed in Tokyo : Shonen Knife / bloodthirsty butchers(12th Jul @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonHail Hail! Some of Japan's best come together to pay tribute to San Diego's finest : TRIBUTE TO ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT feat. John Speedo with Jet Boys, Retro Gretion, and KEMURI, (21st June '03 @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonThe Canucks are Coming! The Canucks are Coming! : Simple Plan & GOB (26th Apr @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonno title : Banda Bassotti with Doberman, Oi Skall Mates & Rude Bones (12th May @ Kawasaki Club Citta)
buttonThe Enchanting Sounds of Summer : KEMURI (31st May @ Shinjuku ACB Hall)
buttonAbsolutely F**king Brilliant!! : The Coral (21st Apr @ Shinjuku Liquid Room)
buttonno title : Short Circuit w/ Asparagus (24th Mar @ Shibuya AX)

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