Okay, now like most everyone else in the world, I am a Gothic Lolita who cannot live without music (plus I am a musician so there you go). But of course, many styles/genres of music can help to enhance a person's lifestyle if they so choose to think that way. That being said, what kinds of music do YOU like to listen to as a Gothic Lolita or Ama Lolita girl/boy? I for one get my energy from rock music and like many different bands, but I also have a wiiiide selection of Jrock bands *GASP* Oh no! It's a Jrock fangirl, she might be vicious! run for your life! (a part of me is really getting tired of that stereotype). Now that I got that out of the way, I think there are a select few J-artists that are good for the Lolita soul.
For a cute, pinky Lolita, I'm sure EVERYONE knows about Kana and Nana Kitade. BUT! I recommend the band Judy and Mary. They have a hard rock feel, but the vocals are a cute female that would be perfect for anyone who likes the more adorable side of punk. Like their song Motto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNUisdfkD2I
For a Gothic Lolita, something a little darker or with a smoother vocal line could be good for a nice calm atmosphere. Nothing like what Dir en Grey is doing now. Some of the older stuff by Buck-Tick is just wonderful, and Atsushi Sakurai's voice is a pure, yet powerful seduction. It's almost as if an elegant aristocrat were singing you to sleep in the song Dress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OenxRO6_A
Now I'm not trying to tell you what to listen to, I'm just trying to make a few friendly recommendations. So there is no need to bite my head off about the choices. And hey, if you have a few other bands/artists that you think fit the lifestyle, by all means tell me!
PLUS: This question popped into my head last night while reading the Trevor Brown article in Gothic&Lolita Bible...What inspired you to become Lolita, or how did you discover it and become intrigued? I for one will admit I got interested in Gothic & Lolita back in 2002 when I started listening to Malice Mizer. Started out as an anime girl with my favorite being Nightwalker, but then I heard the music from MM's Bara no Seido and I was hooked. I looked for more pictures of the band online, and I ran across a few scans of Mana-sama from the earlier Bibles. I then purchased Bible #3 from a bookstore and the rest is history.
I won't call myself a veteran, but my Lolita lifetyle has expanded since then...and I have seen that more anime and games are starting to have a Lolita theme to them. But now I must ask you again if you don't mind for curiosity's sake...How did you find out about Lolita? Was it from anime or a friend or just looking at pictures somewhere?