Weekend Livestream Spotlight: NaNoMoRaL, MANACLE, Canary, NECROMA, and HimeKyunFruitCan Turns 10

This is a three-day, holiday weekend in Japan with the observation of Respect for the Aged Day on Monday. I can’t think of a better way to show our great esteem for the elderly among us than with some chika idol livestreams. There are lots of options on The Calendar, but here are our top recommendations:

Two of the best units going, NaNoMoRaL and Shihatsu-machi Underground, start off the weekend with the latest installment of the beyond excellent Tribu .pre live series over on Twitcasting.tv.

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: MANACLE Debut, 2&, a NECROMA Birthday and Depression Fest

The latest trend in idol lives is to not announce livestreaming options until the in-person show is sold out. While I’m sure this makes good financial sense to manager-san, it creates nothing but headaches for fancy idol bloggers trying to put together a robust weekend livestream  preview. Luckily, there is also The Calendar which receives constant updates as last-minute livestream announcements come to light. In the meantime, here’s some notable shows we’re aware of that are coming your way this weekend via various streaming media platforms. 

ZOMBIE POWDER kick off the weekend, sharing the stage with the hardest working unit in chika idol, Dan te Lion and others in the 41st volume of the excellent Diffusion Φ Brightness taiban series.

If shoegaze and dreampop are more your style, the incomparable LiLii Kaona, cana÷biss and more are performing in a line up headlined by electro pop artist Mariko Takei.  Continue reading

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: TORICAGO, a Graduation and the @ JAM ONLINE FESTIVAL

First things first: TORICAGO is doing a 5:00 a.m. Saturday JST livestream which translates to about 4:00 pm Friday EST in the U.S.  UPDATE:  Event time changed to 4:00 am JST ; 3:00 pm EST. Hopefully you are reading this Friday morning so you can catch that to kick off your weekend right.

The big event this weekend is the @JAM ONLINE FESTIVAL featuring over 100 different idol units of both the traditional and alternative variety on five stages over two days.  Continue reading

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: NECROMA + Cinema & Boy CQ, FruPoche, MANACLE, MELON BAT and a Birthday Bash

The weekend is supposed to be a time for relaxation, not uncertainty and difficult decision making. Unfortunately, there’s a fair share of both on The Calendar for this weekend.  We’re still awaiting ticketing details on a few promised shows while several A-listers are streaming lives head-to-head. I mean, it’s nice to have so many options but, a person should not be put in the position of having to choose between MANACLE, FRUITPOCHETTE and MELON BAT. That’s just cruel.

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Weekend Livestream Spotlight: BURST GIRL, NECRONOMIDOL & Gynou Fest

Since we launched The Calendar, the weekly livestream post got discontinued, but I thought there were a few events worth bringing folks attention to now that these notices are no longer hitting the front page.  As always, all dates and times listed are Japan Standard Time (JST) unless noted (Convert to your time here).

Kick the weekend off with a free live on YouTube by funk-and-groove flavored Nagoya standouts, FAREWELL MY, L.u.v.

BURST GIRL Continue the “BURST BIG BANG” tour to promote their Story EP. This installment sees them teaming up with DAI DAI DAI, Story collaborators THE STARBEMS and others. Streaming tickets are ¥1,800 via ZAIKO.

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MERRY BAD END to Headline International Livestream Event: Digital Scene 4.0

MERRY BAD END has been invited to perform as the featured artist in the latest installment of streaming music and arts event, Digital Scene

Digital Scene is the brainchild of Baltimore-based OTS Productions and Montgomery Drive. As they describe it: “The concept behind Digital Scene is to bring people together by virtual collaboration from around the world. We strive to present different experiences with each edition of the series.” Version 4.0 featuring MERRY BAD END will be streaming on Twitch TV next Friday, July 24th at 8:00 pm EST (9:00 am JST).   Continue reading

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ONLINE YATSUI FESTIVAL! Will Fill Your Weekend with Idol Livestreams

For the last eight years, Yatsui Festival served as an annual mix of idols, bands, comedians and DJs that performed over the course of two days in live houses across Shibuya. After the 2020 Yatsui Fes was cancelled due to stupid coronavirus, the festival has morphed into a FREE online event to be delivered across multiple platforms this Saturday and Sunday (JST).

Homicidols’ favorites contributing livestreamed performances include:

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Your Weekly Livestream Timetable No.7

I wanted to post the livestream schedule a little early this week so people can plan ahead a bit. I don’t want folks in North America to wake up Friday morning just to realize that the Friday night debut of NECROMA’s new line-up is already over. I will be adding any new annoucements I see between now and the weekend so check back for updates.

I also want to send out a special thanks to those people who have DM’ed me on Twitter (@daemetal) to let me know I’ve overlooked something.  It really is a big help. THANK YOU!!

Livestream Timetable

Updated: June 6th

PLEASE NOTE: All dates and times listed are Japan Standard Time (JST) except where noted. Convert to your time here.

Thursday, June 4th (JST)

18:30 – INUWAHSI / BUgg / Malcolm Mask McLarencore music ONLINE LIVE 

Friday, June 5th (JST)

19:00 – First Summer UikaBirthday Party

19:50 – KAMIKAZE SENSATIONKAMIKAZE GENERATION vol.25 

20:00 – NECRONOMIDOL『NECRONOMIDOL resurrection │ blood 』

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Your Weekly Livestream Timetable No.6

Your weekly collection of  livestream and #stayhome events is here!  I will add any new annoucements I see over the weekend so check back for updates. Feel free to DM me on Twitter (@daemetal) if you notice something is missing.

Livestream Timetable

Updated: May 29

PLEASE NOTE: All dates and times listed are Japan Standard Time (JST). Convert to your time here.

Friday, May 29th (JST)

19:00 – lyrical school大喜利力を上げる配信vol.1

20:00  – CROSSNOESIS「cry for the moon AIR」

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Your Weekly Livestream Timetable No.5

Here’s your weekly collection of all of the livestream and #stayhome event info we can find.  I will add any new annoucements I see over the weekend so check back for updates. Feel free to DM me on Twitter (@daemetal) if you notice something is missing.

Livestream Timetable

Updated: May 22

PLEASE NOTE: All dates and times listed are Japan Standard Time (JST). Convert to your time here.

Friday, May 22nd (JST)

19:00 – LadyBeardTokyo Weekender Instagram Live Lockdown Party

21:00 – You’ll Melt MoreKechon Twitcast

21:00 – 9nine9nine online event 2020~ONLINEのON9NINE!~

Saturday, May 23rd (JST)

12:40 – FAREWELL, MY L.u.vStudio Live

14:00 – XOXO EXTREME & Others The Power to Believe – No Audience Stream Live –

17:30 – seireki13ya“FemtoNovaSet Tour〜attofoe from DIGITAL〜Day7”

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