Your Homicidols Weekender #400

Welcome to the 400th edition of your Homicidols Weekender: the longest running feature on the longest running English language blog dedicated to indie, underground, and alternative idols. To put that into context, since the very first Weekender was published on November 16, 2016, the world has seen:

  • 400 weeks
  • 100 months
  • 35 members of BiS
  • 29 limited edition BABYMETAL blu-rays
  • 8.5 years
  • 7 name changes by nonayu
  • Six generations of NECRONOMIDOL
  • 3 BELLRING Girls Hearts
  • 2 Candye♡Syrups (and one on the way)
  • 1 full album from MIGMA SHELTER
  • ∞ disbandments and graduations.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #399

I don’t know about you all, but the only fun I had this week was living vicariously through the tweets of people (and idols) thronging the Tokyo streets for the 10th anniversary of the disbandment of BiS.

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nonayu: An Idol Biography

Our primary mission here at Homicidols dot com is doing whatever we can to promote alternative, indie, and underground idols to the Western world. So when the good folks over at the German Idol Society reached out about collaborating on a project to celebrate nonayu’s tenth anniversary as an idol, we jumped at the chance. Not only did it align with the most essential goal of the site but, most importantly: WE ❤️ NONAYU. A lot. 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #398

July 4th has passed, AX is in full swing, and Niji no Conquistador have dropped their yearly bikini MV. Summer has officially peaked and it’s all downhill from here to what has become the annual August alienation of overseas fans by Tokyo Idol Festival organizers. I can’t wait!! Still, there’s a lot of other summer fun left to be had, like:

Tickets for WACK in the UK, Part the Third, featuring MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN TONAi BOUSHO a.k.a. MONSTERIDOL, BiS, and ASP, are now on sale.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #397

As Zuukyun June fades into memory, I see that we only managed to crank out a quartet of Weekenders this month. It doesn’t seem quite right, becasue we have actually been workign really hard on some cool stuff that will be hitting the site soon.   Please look forward to it.

In the meantime, while we endure the heat of summer, tickets are now on sale for one of the hottest shows of autumn:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #396

I am back home after spending a well-deserved week-long vacation in Los Angeles. My trip was bookended by Miho’s US debut last Saturday and Isiliel’s Wednesday band set with Lilin. In the days between, I ate my way through LA Japantown. I had great time, ate some great food, and it was awesome catching up with some of you all in person. 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #395

Greetings from Chinatown, Los Angeles. It’s midnight, and the family residing in the room next  door to me in this hotel with paper-thin walls just decided to throw an impromptu fiesta. Since sleep is currently out of the question, I’m taking this opportunity to put the finishing touches on The Weekender in the hopes that things soon quiet down and I can get some rest. I will definitely need it as tomorrow (well, technically, today since it’s after midnight) is a big day. Namely, it’s the US debut of Miho:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #394

While we all struggle with the end of our beloved MIGMA SHELTER, some were lucky enough to be comforted in our time of loss by idol appearances close to home. According to dispatches from Europe, Yurapico and GARUDA have successfully conquered both London and the Netherlands and were last seen heading straight for Cologne.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #393

I have to apologize if the Weekender isn’t as full of content as usual this week, but we got hit by malware late Friday so I spent the evening cleaning the site of infected files instead of finishing this post.  We’re all clean now, but the draft Weekender was a casualty in the purge. I have pieced it back together as best I could from my unreliable memory.

One thing that I certainly would never forget is that Yurapico and GARUDA are heading to  Europe next week. Just as April 1 will be forever known as Fox Day on the Homicidols calendar, the first month of summer shall henceforth be known as, Zuukyun June.

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Homicidols Community Picks for Best of 2024 (so far)

Earlier this month, Team compiled their thoughts regarding the best singles, EPs, Albums, and MVs of 2024 (so far) and then asked our dear readers to provide their picks as well. We now publish those thoughts for the collective edification of all.  As always, thank you to everyone who shared their opinions with us.

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