No, you goofballs, they aren’t coming to Europe or the Americas … yet. But they’re going to Taiwan!
— PassCodeオフィシャル (@passcodeO) February 19, 2017
Friends, do you remember how exciting it was to learn that Yukueshirezutsurezure would be coming to North America this year, and all we needed to know was when and where? We have answers!
— NextMusicFromTokyo (@NextMusicTokyo) February 7, 2017
Hot off the heels of announcing their collaboration recording as Full Machineguns (with SEX MACHINEGUNS), FRUITPOCHETTE’s now also releasing this documentary of the 2014 tour:
【拡散希望】『FRUITPOCHETTE "HOMESICK TOUR"2014 documentary film』
— FRUITPOCHETTE (@zumakyuri) February 5, 2017
Obviously from the Mina era of the group, it’s only available by mail order or at live shows, but damn, that’s an idol DVD that I’d actually want to own.
Happy Sunday, you goofballs. Do you know what time the Super Bowl is?* It doesn’t matter! Instead, let’s just enjoy the fact that Gokigen Teikoku decided that being all super indie in Tokyo was well and good, but to take their show on the road would be even better. Hence, they headed off to Nagoya and graced us with this bit of their live:
— 劇場版ゴキゲン帝国@9月3日キネマ倶楽部 (@gokigen_teikoku) February 4, 2017
There really isn’t much that lines up well with a Gekijo-ban show, is there? Continue reading
I like this little bit of news: FRUITPOCHETTE, who I seriously hope can get back the great momentum that it felt like they had just a little over a year ago, are going to take their relationship with SEX MACHINEGUNS* to the next level by not just performing together, but proverbially making a baby together and hitting the road to promote it:
— FRUITPOCHETTE (@zumakyuri) January 31, 2017
I’m not even sure if I’m strong enough to handle how amazing this album is going to be:
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) January 26, 2017
Sorry, that’s the cart before the horse. Yanamyu is awesome! Their two EPs and regularly live-debuted new material prove it — while classic alt rock was slain by the nu-metal beast in the West, it managed to re-gestate in Japan and materialize in idol and Yanakoto Sotto Mute is right there on the leading edge. Their releasing BUBBLE right around the group’s birthday feels so, so right. Continue reading
Yeah, shut up, I know it’s not the first time it’s ever happened and no, I had nothing to do with it, but I’ll be gosh darned if I don’t feel like the whole point of this stupid project has been validated by complete strangers.
Hey guys, remember when Maison Book Girl was in Canada last autumn? Did a few shows? Darn near got awarded Performance of the Year for it? Next Music from Tokyo put that together. It was tour #9. Tour #10 is in May. Feast your tired-of-reading-stupid-Maniac eyes on this:
— NextMusicFromTokyo (@NextMusicTokyo) January 21, 2017
One of these days, I’m going to make Q’ulle converts of more of you guys; between their slick-dancing live shows, world of individual talent and diverse songwriting, they’re one of the groups that can turn in a killer rock song and then follow it up with a clubby idol ballad sweet enough to rot your teeth.
Anyway, while you’re in the process of coming around and understanding why I encourage everybody to download “ALIVE/SAISEIRON,” you can prep for Q’ulle’s next big step forward. Building on last year’s massive OVER THE HOPE Asia tour and epic finale that saw them announce a new, major label (Avex sub avex rhythmzone), they have their next single coming in April:
Content warning: You may be about to hate Phillter’s guts. And who can blame you! All four parts of the Phillterlogue are like a horrible tease. Go look at Part I Part II Part III Part IV if you need to.
December 28, 2016. This was the second show I had been eagerly awaiting. Passcode’s MISS UNLIMITED Tour Final at Studio Coast. As the final show of their major label debut tour, this show was not one for a Passcode fan to miss. Continue reading
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Babymetal’s at-times hilarious performance partnership with Red Hot Chili Peppers continues unabated: The Peppers are coming to North America beginning today and running into July, and their idol metal pals will be part of the fun:
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) January 5, 2017