NATASHA Lives!

Or, rather, will live!

TY Caleb!

This Natalie.mu article has more on the specifics, including the stage schedules for each day of the event; the Premium Stage on the 2nd is practically unfair. Continue reading

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Zekkyou’s Getting Started on Repeating as Award Winners, I Think

This is a neat bit of news: Our very own 2016 Collaboration of the Year winners, Screaming Sixties (and their founders/friends in 6% Is Mine), are going to be putting out an album … with another band!

In the spring, with Zekkyou on lyrics and I love you Orchestra on music. I wonder if they mean “album” album or “we didn’t know how long it would be so just called it that for now” album. Continue reading

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That Sound You Heard Was a Bunch of J-rock Fanboys Falling to Pieces

Sorry, I was just trying to gussy up the title without being completely on the nose.

Anyway! While we’re on the subject of collaborations, in a bit of news that feels both significant and not so all at the same time, BiS is going to be squaring off against/performing with the guaranteed-to-be-recommended-to-your-friend-who-just-got-into-Babymetal Gacharic Spin on December 14.

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You Need to See What Kai from Screaming Sixties Is Doing

We know about Montero’s side project, Tau, but what if I told you that Kai was also doing some collaboration work, and you might be shocked to see her?

You’d believe it. I know. That’s how it goes around here. Anyway, here’s Kai and her collab partner, Ouse Akira (Twitter), as Coming Soon!!:

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I Get Letters: Calling All Musical Talents

Now that I’ve loosened you up for the weekend, I wanted to make good on a request from a person who swears that they’re big fans (yeah, right) but didn’t want to reveal their name (WHAT KIND OF DISHONEST LUNATIC HIDES BEHIND A PSEUDONYM?).

This nameless friend had a question/request: It is known that plenty of us can sing, play instruments, etc. What if, just for fun, we (read: you) did regular musical collaborations, covering the kinds of songs that are big hits ’round these parts?

I find this intriguing. Considering that nobody’s probably aiming to be the next REO Speedwagon around here, and there’s plenty of technology for swapping files and meeting in virtual space, I think it’s perfectly feasible to do community covers on a monthly-or-so basis. Continue reading

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Holy Shit, Billie Idle’s Recording with Pharrell

Uh … uh …

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Pee a Little in Fear: Zenbukimitsurezure Will Happen

It was bound to happen at some point: Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, to close their one-man tour, are going to perform a new song (yay!) called “WORLD END CRISIS” (of course!), and they’re going to do it with sister group Yukueshirezutsurezure leader-type Shidare (/winces):

Either she’s a hostage in that photo, or a corpse puppet. Where exactly are Mashiro’s hands?

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You’ll Be Able to Watch Babymetal & Rob Halford Make History Live

It’ll be pretty easy, actually:

I have no idea what this collaboration is going to end up like. The potential for raging disappointment is high. But maybe, just maybe, their performance will be the kind of thing that people refer to in awed whispers until the end of heavy metal itself.

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