Before diving into the normal business of highlighting gigs being broadcast from Japan, I wanted to note a series of shows being streamed from the opposite side of the Pacific. This weekend, independent music venues across the U.S. are hosting a three-day, Save Our Stages benefit to support American live houses that are struggling during the COVID crisis. As someone whose love for underground music was born in tiny rundown clubs and has grown over the years into a global pursuit of great live acts, I believe it is definitely a worthy cause. Plus it features some stellar domestic talent including Rise Against, Foo Fighters, Demi Lovato, The Roots, Reba McEntire and many others. Check it out and donate if you feel like it.
Back to business: Debut-of-the-year contenders RILISREVERSE kick off the weekend with a free livstream on Nico Nico.
— リリスリバース (@RILISREVERSE_JP) October 15, 2020
FRUITPOCHETTE are personally inviting you to a free live on YouTube. There will no excused absences.
For overseas fans!
FRUITPOCETTE "There is always a better way" kicking off at Oct 18,3:15 pm JST.
— FRUITPOCHETTE (@fruitpochette2) October 14, 2020
Those heights are completely unrealistic; everybody knows that Zuma’s like 6’2″ tops
But, wait! Just prior to that, FruPoche’s fellow fruit-referencing agency mates from the island of Shikoku, HimeKyunFruitCan are broadcasting a free 30-minute live of their own on YouTube (followed by a paid stream via TiGET).
— ひめキュンフルーツ缶 HimeKyunFruitCan (@himekyun) October 14, 2020
But the BIG event this weekend is the Autumn version of the Gyu Agricultural Festival which continues to celebrate it’s fifth year of bringing us the biggest and best collection of chika idol talent imaginable. The fall line-up is impressive feauring Yanakoto Sotto Mute, MELON BATAKE a gogo, MIGMA SHELTER, PIGGS, Devil Anthem., DESURABBITS, ZOMBIE POWDER, CROSSNOESIS, NILKLY, and more.
Gyuno Fest is being broadcast live on Nico Nico. Portions of it will be broadcast for free, but a premium membership (approximately $4.99 payable via PayPal) is required to view the festival in it’s entirety.
10/18ギュウ農フェス秋のSP2020 独占生中継 / ニコ生番組 （11:45開始／プレミアム会員タイムあり）
— ギュウ農フェス 5th ANNIVERSARY 秋のSP2020 (@gyunoufes_SP) October 14, 2020
If that’s not enough to keep you busy, check out The Calendar for more events happening this weekend.