Press Releases

January 29, 2009

News for Anime Matsuri 2009:

Anime Matsuri announces DJ HeavyGrinder AMV contest

Anime Matsuri joins forces with DJ HeavyGrinder to bring a twist to AMV's

HOUSTON, TX – January 28th, 2009 – DJ HeavyGrinder who is known to fans all over the world has joined forces with Anime Matsuri in presenting a one of a kind Anime Music Video contest just for the fans. Anime Matsuri and HeavyGrinder are seeking the next great talent in the world of AMV's by offering carefully selected tracks that HeavyGrinder hopes will inspire the next great director/creator of Anime Music Videos.

A native of Seattle, HeavyGrinder currently resides in Los Angeles where she is a part time student, and full time DJ. After years of traveling, she made her way to LA in 1998. It was in the City of Angels that she realized her new love, cozying up to the sounds of underground dance music, captivated by the power of the DJ and the reaction of the crowd. HeavyGrinder is capturing the attention of audiences worldwide: Spain ( Ibiza ), Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Mexico have been key international stops for this talent so far. In the Los Angeles club scene alone, she has played at most notable venues including Key Club, Highlands, Century Club, Avalon, Sunset Room and White Lotus. When she's not playing in her hometown, HG is regularly headlining events across the United States at some of the biggest clubs and has performed in cities from Anchorage to Washington D.C., Atlanta, Honolulu as well as dozens of cities in between.

HeavyGrinder is now set to appear in Houston, TX on April 10th-12th, 2009 at Anime Matsuri, and as a special bonus for all of her fans worldwide, HeavyGrinder announces an AMV contest for the ages using select tracks from her albums. The rules are these:

1) Keep it Clean! All AMV's will be screened prior to judging, keep it PG13.

2) All submissions are to be uploaded to YouTube and link should be sent to: [email protected]

3) Video Format is contestants choice, be aware that they will be viewed directly from the YouTube link provided.

4) All AMV's will be evaluated based on the judging panel's discretion (Panel includes HeavyGrinder herself)

5) All AMV's must exclusively utilize the tracks provided for the contest, which can be found at this link:

Winners for the contest will be announced prior to Anime Matsuri and prizes include autographed memorabilia from HeavyGrinder herself, as well as, airplay on HG's MySpace page ( Deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2009.


Anime Matsuri is an annual three day convention held in Houston, Texas. Anime Matsuri sets out to give guests, anime and game fans alike, a new experience in celebrating Japanese culture and anime festivities.

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