Not all homicidols go heavy; some just plumb of the depths of sanity for their music or presentation, or refuse to comport to idol ideals. Bellring Girls Heart, Oyasumi Hologram, POP, Hauptharmonie and more. This is for talking the idol alternative.
- 2 months ago
When idols channel the finest traditions of punk rock to turn out high-energy, rock-em-sock-em performances that blow your hair back, you have idol punk. It doesn't matter if your tastes are more Billie Idle and SRAM or Screaming Sixties and THE SPUNKY, if you dig on punk rock, here's a good place to talk the idols that dig it too.
- 6 months ago
Some idols aren't all that concerned about genre; they just want to rock. Whether you dig on the dance masters in Q'ulle, the indie darlings in petit pas! or the comparative old-timers in Himekyun Fruit Can, if you like idol rock, here's where you should hang out.
- 2 months, 1 week ago
Some of the coolest and most daring experiments in rock music, period, comes when idols meet -core and blend in a healthy amount of chaotic merrymaking; the crossover-underground scene that BiS spawned is strong, innovative and deliciously counter-cultural. BiSH, PassCode, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, Guso Drop and more; share, question and explore in here.
- 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Because there are limits to what a Maniac can do to his own Wordpress site, this is one way to fudge making it easier for new folks to get started.
- 2 months ago
Just a space for thinkings and musings and stuff. The point of Phase II is to try to get more of the music in front of more people who haven't heard it, especially people who aren't idol / J-music fans. Feel free to chip in thoughts of your own or make fun of me.
- 1 month ago
The Alice Project
Your space to share new music and chat about the activities of the Alice Project -- Kamen Joshi, Alice Juban, Steamgirls, Armor Girls and like all 75 of their trainee groups and subunits. With this collection, I add the reminder that this is a music site; I'll be deleting gravure unless there's a very good reason for it.
- 1 week, 5 days ago
The Contest Zone
As the name not so much implies as bellows, here is where guidelines for contest entrance and submissions will be posted.
- 4 months ago
The Idol Experience
Have you been to idol shows? Do you want to go to idol shows and need to know what to do? Are you just a curious drive-byer who likes to learn about awesome things? Here: Share stories, ask questions, post chekis and videos of getting your face slapped or trod upon; this forum is for learning about what idol is like for the performers and their fans, and/or for fighting over whose oshi is the oshiest. Just, like, keep it tasteful.
- 3 months, 1 week ago
Some of us know Japanese. Some of us are learning it. Many of us are neither of those things and need the generous help of others to turn tweets, interviews, etc. into something that everybody* can understand. If you'd like to have something translated, or if you'd like to hang out your shingle to contribute when you're able, this is the place to do it. *Not actually everybody. People who can't read English or whatever language are still SOL.
- 3 months, 3 weeks ago