I Watched This HAMIDASYSTEM Live So Now You Have To

This was easily the best thing that happened yesterday, and I want to share it because it’s something that all people should experience. I speak, obviously, of HAMIDASYSTEM, and to follow that a live of theirs. Or, more specifically, their one-man a little while back, pro-shot and edited and mixed and oh my goodness it’s real and beautiful. And of course it includes everything from their very literal multimedia magnum opus, the likes of which we may never see again.

A friend, a name you may have encountered in your online idoling adventures, asked whether this performance being so filmed and broadcast meant that it was for a to-be-released DVD. I didn’t know the answer, and Twitter wasn’t helpful, but another viewer offered that … it was being broadcast as a promo, for other one-mans. That’s wild.

Anyway, the point of all of this is that HAMIDASYSTEM is amazing as heck, and you should watch this, but you have to hurry because it’s only being published for 48 hours and 24 have already passed, so you only have 24 left! Get to watching!

the mistress Are Very Loud

Here’s a quick update for everybody who thought, say, what’s the mistress up to these days? The answer is, being very loud, as this recent live video will attest:

Here’s an old favorite done by new members!

This has been a quick update about the mistress.

This Might Be the Most Interesting Song You’ll Hear Today

I’d say “this week,” but let’s be real, that Yanamyu EP drops tomorrow and the sun very may well cease to cross the sky when that happens. Heaven help us all.

Instead, let’s focus on what’s directly in front of us! And what’s directly in front of us is the kind of astonishingly perfect glory that happens best in idol, when genres collide and tempos are upbeat and the only way to describe the mood that comes over you is “great”:

That’s yes-it’s-still-just-them prog idols xoxo EXTREME with friends MELLOW GREEN WONDER performing a song from that collaboration record that I mentioned a while back. It is aptly named!

You’ll Melt More! Never Gives Up!

I love a lot of things about You’ll Melt More!, and one of those things is their sheer prolificness. While other groups take months to release a single with two songs on it, YLMM! release singles and EPs like a 24-hour factory of goodness, hardly even slowing down to catch a breath. But what’s important to mention here, is that this continuing flow of output is consistently high-quality and always a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

And then there’s the music videos! The group has gone through the effort to make MVs for practically every song on their recent EP releases. I like the way they’ll produce a couple of videos that show off a somewhat considerable (but still fairly modest) budget, and then knock out some quick ones with hardly any money spent at all, relying strictly on lo-fi charm and hooks to get the point across. The videos often present themselves as labors of love by a group of girls who are clearly enjoying what they do, and that’s far more valuable than a lavish budget shot at some fancy location.

So right now we’re basking in the hangover left behind after the rollicking fun of “Never Give Up Drunk Monkeys” with a follow-up video for their song “Dahlia”. The song itself is a nice, upbeat number giving off a positive glow, accompanied by a kinda dark, but also kinda hopeful MV with idol-zombies, existential late-night wandering, gardening, and Younapi behind the wheel of an early model Ford T-Bird: Continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Buy SPARK SPEAKER’s Live DVD

Confession: When YouTube was all, hey guy, there’s this SPARK SPEAKER thing, my first and overwhelming thought was, I wonder how much heavier they can take this. Instead, it’s more like Classic SPARK SPEAKER!

Of course, there’s no way to actually purchase the thing yet, but keep paying attention to SPARK SPEAKER and you’ll find out.

That Time OYSM & Necroma Performed At a Mausoleum

The latest adventure in the USA with NECRONOMIDOL (This time accompanied by Oyasumi Hologram.) has come to a close! It’s always fun to take in the experience through the eyes of other fellow fans as these shows make their way across the tour, and get a new perspective of these events as other people see them. As circumstances would have it, Team Homicidols was unable to represent at this tour, mainly because real life is stupid and piles on it’s own commitments. Perhaps one day, idols will overthrow the wicked forces that run this world, oppressively placing demands upon us that distract from what’s really important, which is going to idol mass and paying proper respects to our deities.

Until that day happens, we thankfully have wonderful friends of Homicidols like Killer Cashew. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Cashew and Asto, his partner in crime, and they’re terrific people who deserve great experiences like this tour. I’m glad that they were able to enjoy the show, and I’m indebted to Mr. Cashew for taking time to contribute an account of the evening in his own words. Let’s read about the fine art and dark visions he witnessed! 

Hi, Killer Cashew here. Normally I’m a quiet follower of the Homicidol community, but due to circumstances, none of the usual contributors were able to attend the Oyasumi Hologam/NECRONOMIDOL leg of the crowdfunded world tour. I was asked if I wanted to share some details of my experience and so here we are…

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Marionet Isn’t Slowing Down One Bit

Now that they’ve officially debuted, one could forgive Marionet for going into the usual routine of doing lots of gigs and even performing new songs but not really putting things out into the digital world for broader distribution, seeing as how the crux of idol always falls to the live experience. But no! There’s yet another new song, and it is good and it makes me feel like, of all the good new things moving around in idol these days, this one might have some staying power.

Just a nice, mature song. And, as I mentioned, they debuted the other day; here’s a live clip, even:

Proving that they’re real!

Yeah, I don’t know if this is the best debut of the year, but it’s certainly among the most aggressive and enjoyable. Keep doing you, Marionet.

This Weekend Is Your Last Chance to Catch Oyasumi Hologram (and NECRONOMIDOL) in the USA This Year

The title says it all! If you’re within a three-hour drive of New York City or a … 34-hour drive of Philadelphia, and you’re somehow still on the fence about going to see Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL and a host of support acts between today and tomorrow, then friend, I will help. As they say in the world of fancy writing people (like me!), show, don’t tell.

Here’s last night’s gig:

No video of Necroma, which is fine, given the difficulty of capturing photographic images of things without souls, though still photos abound!

(Also, Rei’s solo gig)

Get off your butt. Go do cheki with these people. MIX for a second and have a whole bunch of beers first if that’s what it takes. It’s Sari and Hina’s final show that you’re probably going to have a chance to see — why would you miss that!

Today: THE NEW YORK ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Trans-Pecos, Queens, NYC
915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
1:00 p.m.
Appearing: Rei Imaizumi from Necronomidol (Solo set), Opus. Travelers, Mevius, Lovespread, Miwa Gemini, Krimewatch, Late Cambrian, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL
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Tomorrow: PhilaMoca, Philadelphia, PA
531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
8:00 p.m.
Appearing: Mevius, Lovespread, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL
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Homicidols Dot Com is clearly involved in the promotion of this tour, and still for zero renumeration!

Let’s Get Acquainted with Chiaki Mayumura

Well, gang, time to dust off the ol’ There Are More Idols Than Stars in the Summer Sky list again and reach for an otherwise unexplored artist who you find yourself enjoying. Or, in this case, an idol that somebody else enjoyed and shared!

A little while back, Krv alerted me to a clip of a total idol weirdo running around a public space in Tokyo, barefoot, playing Duck Duck Goose with a group of happy wota. It was indisputably idol. And we had a brief conversation about that idol! Who she was, what she did, things like that. I liked it enough to include some of her in the Weekender.

Now, I dig on idol, in general as well as specifically. However, when it comes to this project, it’s not enough to just be idol, or to do certain idol things. No, an idol must also do cool and interesting musical things. And did this new idol in my life do so? She sure did!

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Oyasumi Hologram’s Conquest of America Blazes On

Chika queens Oyasumi Hologram just wrapped up the first leg of their first North American tour (crowdfunded, no less!) after a handful of shows in and around San Francisco, with chiptuner TORIENA in tow and various local friends on hand to support. It was, as you might expect, quite the scene, and not without the kinds of hiccups that come with international travel and performing, but all’s well that ends well, and the trend in this case is hurtling toward a big ol’ finale.

The scene in the Bay:

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