JROCK Invades America Tour

Granted we find the WTF factor pretty high for J-Rock, a genre that appears to consist solely of guys with impeccable eyeliner singing nonsensical English lyrics. But the JROCK Invades America tour front-runners aren’t just wannabe punk rockers. D’espairsRay and the Underneath play music representative of Japan’s emerging underground culture. Hear that pummeling bass and earsplitting shrieking? That’s the sound of a revolution being launched against social conformity. These guys are all about self-expression, damn it, and they’ll all look the same while fighting for it, too. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555, www.wamutheater.com. $28. 7:30 p.m. ERIKA HOBART

Tue., April 15, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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