The correct answer is “I do! I do!” if you’re a fan. And it should be even if you aren’t, because while the pun doesn’t actually make any sense (or even actually be a pun, given that the title is something different), this is exciting-ass stuff:
Man, ever since I got to enjoy the actual Guso Drop version of “No. 18” on their very good Mushi EP, I’ve been meaning to try to find some live video of it. Fortunately, it showed up on the Guso Drop Facebook group yesterday, thereby saving me the hassle of having to type things into a YouTube search.
In news so important they made the note in English, Guso Drop will be revealing something of big-ass importance at their second anniversary show next month. Unless the syntax is just that weird and the news is the time and money and 2& stuff. Which would be weird.
Last week, Char T Saki tweeted at me a blog post made by a big Kamen Joshi fan on their experience at a Guso Drop show. I thought, that’s got to be interesting, so I asked for a translation (the thing was in Japanese!), and Saki was able to oblige.
If you’re new, or if you aren’t familiar with Kamen Joshi/Alice Project and/or Guso Drop, the reason that I found this interesting was in the clash of styles: Kamen Joshi trends toward big, melodic idol rock and idol metal, doing colorful daily shows in their own home theater and boasting a #1 single, etc.; Guso Drop are like the queens of the underground, doing gritty-ass hardcore and assorted un-idol performance down in the muck. Though both are technically independent and employ some similar visual elements on stage (weapons, basically), they’re very different.
Guso Drop may not be part of TIF, but they’re still leading the undercard in a way, and they take second place to nobody in the intensity department. This show looks like vintage Guso: Small venue, loud music and barely controlled chaos:
Man, you guys are getting loaded down with awesome free concert footage lately. First glimpses at Idol 2.0’s work, and now the Sekigahara Idol Wars have been putting up an absolute ton of sets from this past weekend.
Until the tweets started to fly last week, I’d never even really heard of the Sekigahara Idol Wars, but it’s clearly a lot of fun and maybe kind of a TIF precursor (and more on TIF coming up soon!). While there were plenty of “regular” idols performing, some of our favorites joined in on the fun and showed why we care. Continue reading →
I’d ordinarily not give that much of a hoot about so-and-so’s birthday lives — give us material or give us death — but any time Guso Drop‘s posting and RTing a bunch of stuff from the show, chances are that it’s worth checking out. Tonight or whatever (screw you, time zones!) is/was Rei’s on-stage birthday party, and it was kind of intense.
Guso Drop just wrapped up a little international tour in Taiwan (which I’d have covered more except I only found out about it as they were finishing it oops), and when Guso Drop does a set, so often too does 2&.
For the uninitiated, 2& is Gudro’s own little red center, Saki, performing solo as the still-going remnant of a project that actually pre-dates Guso Drop; originally a duo, she kept it going under the fun little slogan “Saki+You=2!”.
Pretty cute for a woman who probably likes to pinch children just to hear them cry.
I don’t give enough attention to 2&, arguably because it’s mostly Saki’s side project, but it is a big favorite for people into the scene that Guso Drop kind of leads, so mayhaps we can look to incorporate it more going forward. Whether it’s busking in the streets or doing a 30-minute stage set, 2&’s always a good time.