Impossible Dream Realized: Somebody’s Coming West

Yeah, shut up, I know it’s not the first time it’s ever happened and no, I had nothing to do with it, but I’ll be gosh darned if I don’t feel like the whole point of this stupid project has been validated by complete strangers.

Hey guys, remember when Maison Book Girl was in Canada last autumn? Did a few shows? Darn near got awarded Performance of the Year for it? Next Music from Tokyo put that together. It was tour #9. Tour #10 is in May. Feast your tired-of-reading-stupid-Maniac eyes on this:

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The (Koutei Camera) Girl Died So the (Koutei Camera) Gal Could Live

I’m not always going to highlight every hip-hop-related thing that happens in idol (that’s for the other site), but I know that a whole lot of you guys are into Koutei Camera Girl (RIP) and subsequently into their spin-off, Koutei Camera Gal, and Saturday’s kind of become the honorary Tapestok Records day, so why not?

Gal went and made use of a very busy week for idols on Soundcloud, and it’s just about exactly what you’d want from them:

No, not speed metal, you dinkus

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Your Homicidols Weekender #10

Christ on fire, can you believe that there have been 10 of these things now? Anyway, how fun is this idea? Brother and I have been kicking around this idea called “powerslam,” which in its original iteration would be slam death metal combined with power metal, with a pro wrestling theme; following a conversation the other day, we’ve decided that we should also include powerviolence and slam poetry. Magnificence. Russell Simmons would love it. Our version of crashing the Emmys would be to hit the stage as a band and put the winner of Best Whatever through a table.

What a Week!

You know how I know that there’s no justice in the world? Well, it’s the fact that there’s no justice in the world. But besides that, the goddamn miracle that is Especia is calling it quits at the end of March:

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Brighten Your Mood with NECRONOMIDOL Live

It’s chilly and rainy and dreary here in the national capital region, folks, and it’s Inauguration Day, so an area that knows gridlock all too well is completely off the rails. What better time for some NECRONOMIDOL?!

This video’s from their live on the 7th; it’s not the New Dark Age Dawns show, but it might still be the first time you’re seeing Himari and/or Rei live.

I love you, Necroma

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I know that I’d seen some of you all talking about this cool little project on Facebook at some point, and then they popped up again a few weeks ago and I’d been meaning to them anyway, and this is as good a time as any.

So! KIRAKIRA GERIRA (Twitter). I think the covert art from their first single sums things up pretty well:

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A Full Marathon of Friday Fun

Kerrie time! We originally had different plans for today, and we’ll get to them, but yesterday’s announcement got folks all up in a froth, and this seemed like a much cooler idea.

Happy Friday, everyone! Last week, Hanako-san destroyed things, and it was violent as expected. Lets have a look back at her trail of destruction.

Speaking of things we’d like Hanako-san to destroy, Watanabe has only gone and pissed off the fanbase (and very likely BiS themselves) with his latest stunt, in which he merged all the horrible things he’s inflicted onto his idols over the course of his career into one big human rights violation lawsuit waiting to happen. And the fandom (myself included tbh) are furious. Continue reading


This Magic 81moment

I can pun on classic songs all day, kids

How about some idorock! Nope, that’s not a question. Our pal Pure Idol Heart had sent me some video of 81moment a while back, and I kept waiting for a good opportunity to show them off, and I’m in a mood and it turns out that their first single is now on the way.

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You Review Things: Party Rockets GT | “Time of Your Life”

Cover of Party Rockets GT's Time of Your Life album

A few weeks ago, our pal dofphoto was like, “I can do reviews” and I was like “show me” and he was like “okay.” I’m not rescinding the pleasure responsibility necessarily, but I also know that other folks have a tendency to get music that I don’t, and is nothing if not service-oriented. And so, after some negotiating, here’s dofphoto!

I have a long fan history with Party Rockets. In particular, Yoshiki Haruka. From the dark back part of the stage, Haruka stepped out into the light and took control of what could have been an international rock/pop group. Unfortunately, the trend for graduations within the Party Rockets camp left Haruka and Fumika abandoned to the point that Fumika publicly cried, voicing uncertainty about the future of their beloved group and the fantastic songs they would leave behind. Continue reading


Somebody Please Explain What I Just Watched


Go ahead. I’ll wait

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Oh FFS, BiS Is Doing a Marathon Now, Too


I was like, “Oh, message from the boss, that’s not good, I hope …” and then it was a bunch of mundane thoughts and then Watanabe’s like “we have a day off, how about a 100km marathon?” Continue reading