100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 22: Abide

There’s an air of anticipation today, you guys. Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “pandemic” tour final is just a couple of days way, and they’re ready:

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Man, NECRONOMIDOL’s European Tour Keeps Getting More Interesting

The weirdest stuff happens sometimes, you guys, and in weird clusters.

We’ve known about Necroma hitting France and Italy this summer for a while, and it’s been pretty seriously suspected that there was more in the works than just what we knew. Ricky even kind of hinted at it during a recent twitcast.

So when Terry got wind of a London show (via), the hype machine started to heat up.

Ain’t no hype machine no more!

Get your tickets here!

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Babyraids JAPAN Will Bring Their Idorock Show to San Francisco

This is such cool news, gang: The impossibly infectious chief denizens of idorock, Babyraids JAPAN, will be performing at this year’s J-POP SUMMIT in San Francisco (says the guy repeating his own headline):

Tommy and Dave with the goods!

BAND-MAID, who are honorary members of the homicidol continuum, and SCANDAL, who are not but still cool, will be there, too. Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 17: Manifest

The Canadian adventures of Yukueshirezutsurezure Core Hate (I kind of love that) continue apace, though not for much longer, as their free headliner is now just a week away, and you’ll be able to see the members looking ahead to business yet to be done back home.

However, I want to continue to reflect on the outrageous honor of getting to interview NSLE in Toronto, and the tremendous job that Ariane did in chatting up the members and management, and in apparently becoming best friends in the process. I figured that it would be a popular item, given how well our overall community regards the Codomomental acts in general, but I didn’t expect that friggin’ waves of traffic that hit have been hitting the interview. It’s pretty great! And then I found a primary reason why:

Thanks for noticing, senpai! For what it’s worth, though, Ariane wasn’t the only one to catch up with Tsurezure; Kawaii Podcast met up with them in this cafe: Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 14: Honor and Glory

Yesterday must have been a great one for Yukueshirezutsurezure. Portents abounded! Or, at least, Shidare found herself a sakura:

After a very successful (and rowdy-sounding!) first gig in Toronto with Next Music from Tokyo, Not Secured, Loose Ends got ready to crank out another mind-blowing performance:

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I’m Breathing Easier Because of This BILLIE IDLE News

Man, was I glad to wake up to see this from BILLIE IDLE; in addition to just generally being awesome and on an absolute roll since last year’s membership difficulties, I admit again to having had trepidation on account of their most recent work being a Best Of / live double album. Such things are usually not harbingers of long stretches of continued growth and activity! One could be forgiven for thinking that they might disband!

But no, absolutely not, BILLIE IDLE will actually never die because no, they will not shut up.

Anyway, new single:

August 23. Promo tour starts about a month prior. Expect a July PV! Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 10: Promotional

While we rapidly approach at the 1/10th point of 100 Days of Yukueshirezutsurezure Also Called Not Secured, Loosed End, they themselves rapidly approach their first gigs in the West, and of course that’s kind of a point of emphasis for them:

They also released some new video for the fan club, which is what you should join if you want to see those videos unless you feel like you have it in you to just wait a little while, because they publicly released the last fan club-only videos and … yeah, I actually don’t get the point of the fan club. Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 8: Instructional

Welcome back to 100 Days of Tsurezure, the definitely-already-a-slog daily consideration of the reality of idol and idol life and what it means to be Not Secured, Loose Ends! We’re one full week in the can … and Yukueshirezutsurezure’s first Canadian performance is mere days away.

Speaking of, Day 8 begins with something very important straight from tour organizer Next Music from Tokyo:

Yes, “prepare” means more than “get hype.” Click on that for some important how-to. As for the regular order of business? Continue reading

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DEADLIFT LOLITA Is Coming to the States

I’m the opposite of surprised to see it, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t kind of a big deal:

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Babymetal Added a Show in LA and No I Don’t Know

So. Babymetal’s touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers this spring, and Korn and friends during the summer, and now they’re doing a date of their own in Los Angeles:

Epic art

Official Twitter sent out the same news not long after, so: Continue reading

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