Happy Saturday! Did everybody have a less traumatic week than the last few? I hope so. I had a typical one, one that began with an agenda and ended in a frenzied spree of updates, requests and IOUs to buy time to do the things that I planned to do and didn’t. Never work in this town!
It was a good week for digging into idol, though. We got fresh stuff from old favorites, connected with potential new ones, got some relieving updates about things that seemed doomed, saw new members … it was like the month of March, but all at once. Of course there wasn’t anywhere near enough time to post about half of it, but that’s why Baby Jesus invented the Weekender.
I hope you guys get a kick out of it, and that you can help us continue to celebrate #YuraSmile on the occasion of Yurapico’s birthiversary. Even if not, there’s enough stuff in here to choke a horse, so have at it!
That Sounds Threatening
Who can’t relate?
Story of my life.. pic.twitter.com/TusyjyVQ2j
— Not a Check Kinda Guy (@SalemBlack4Ever) January 24, 2019
If you know what’s good for you, go read this interview with Codomomental’s boss and idol boss:
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) January 18, 2019
And also within the family’s terrifying embrace, the first MV from Seireki 13ya:
Split single between 969 and SPARK SPEAKER
— 激ロック (@gekirock) January 25, 2019
Screaming Sixties are pirates now?
— ディスクユニオン インディーズ (@diskunion_indie) January 23, 2019
Free BiSH, of a sort:
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) January 23, 2019
From a big-ass one-man to a huge-ass outdoor solo set for Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da:
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) January 20, 2019
We really don’t see enough live LADYBABY:
Io like you’ve never seen her before!
— 野月平イオ@BBTS (@iooo_BBTS) January 23, 2019
Live digest from Odoro:
The new Kaqriyo Terror Architect single isn’t fooling around, is it?
1/30（水）発売の3rdシングル「The Forbidden Masturbating」の詳細と店舗別購入者特典の情報が解禁となりました！
— 幽世テロルArchitect (@kaqriyoterror) January 25, 2019
Of course, this is now overshadowed by Nonamera having gone AWOL:
— 幽世テロルArchitect (@kaqriyoterror) January 26, 2019
I’ll never not be happy about having Mina back, no matter how weird it is:
Now Wagamama Rakia’s all up on the streaming services:
— 我儘ラキア-公式- (@wagamamarakia) January 21, 2019
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is Malcolm Mask McLaren because I like them and am glad to see more of them happening right now. Also, I was already going to show you these photos:
【ライブレポート】Malcolm Mask McLaren、新たな3人体制で届けた熱狂ワンマン「My Life My Way」（写真17枚）https://t.co/hvI0vUSZfl
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) January 21, 2019
And then they released this live video:
So bully for us!
I have no idea what this Eggs thing is, but Minna no Kodomo-chan is on it:
— みんなのこどもちゃん👁 👁 (@kodomocafeid) January 24, 2019
Formerly PiGU, No Surprises will be releasing their first single at their first one-man:
— No Surprises Official (@nosurp_official) January 25, 2019
And speaking of, the new PiGU reunion duo is getting ready for their big re-debut less than a week after that!
— りのしゅんぽっぷは卒業しました (@ganvarino_popid) January 25, 2019
What beautiful chaos between uijin and THERE THERE THERES:
uijin × THERE THERE THERES pic.twitter.com/oNYjMdpAZv
— uijin (@uijin_official) January 20, 2019
Ol’ WILL-O’ put together a neat year-in-review MV of sorts:
Aphrodite gains a member courtesy of de’Barrier who have been sitting in the drafts queue for several months now!
— Aphrodite(公式) (@aphrodite_idol) January 24, 2019
Bury, live, with a band, is good:
I feel like I’m missing details re: this uijin single:
●生誕シングルは「sweet / jackpot」の2曲いり！
— uijin (@uijin_official) January 25, 2019
Far be it from me to deny anybody Devil ANTHEM:
Penguins eat cephalopods, you know:
— 昆 (@_coooooooooo_) January 25, 2019
Have a great weekend!
The Homicidol spirit is strong with these ones