Your Homicidols Weekender #380

We got some exciting news this week from our friends at Chaotic Harmony: in the biggest overseas gig announcement of the year so far, Yurapico will be making her US debut this upcoming Labor Day weekend at Saboten Con!!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #379

Here’s a gentle reminder that this is your last weekend to get in your submissions for the best drops, hooks and choruses in alt-idol. Nomination close on Monday.

While we are still waiting for announcements of 2024 idol appearances in the States (other than the April tour by Broken By the Scream) there was a small bit of Idols-Around-th-World news this week:

Isiliel has landed in Taiwan for her first-ever performance in that country.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #378

It was a crazy week, but I did finally manage to launch our latest community project seeking your nominations for the best drops, hooks, breakdowns, and choruses in alt, indie and underground idol.  I did realize, however, that I forgot to give a deadline for submissions. Why don’t we say, Monday, February 26th? That should work.

So, think of some good stuff to nominate this weekend but, if you’re in the UK, schedule a break to score tickets to WACK in the UK Vol. 2.  They go on sale today including some very limited VIP tickets that includes a light lunch with the members. Good luck to all going for that. I assume they will sell out in about four seconds. 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #377

We miss Maniac, the erstwhile founder of Homicidols dot com. Some weeks, more than than others. Maniac not only had impeccable musical tastes, but he was also able to sit down in front of a keyboard at 5:00 a.m. and pound out a cogent, inciteful, and amusing blog post and publish it before his coffee was cold.  That is not a feat that I am capable of. Case in point: I did a bunch of leg work last weekend for an article I intended to get out the door for Monday or Tuesday. Now here it is, Weekender time, and I still haven’t finished the darn thing. 

It is my aspiration to be more like Maniac, so I will now be taking a page directly from his playbook. Will I wake up earlier? Be a more productive writer? Adopt a better sense of humor? 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #376

I’ve been getting a bit antsy of late, waiting for any announcement of plans idols may have to head west in 2024. Other than the upcoming WACK in the UK Part 2,  things have been pretty quiet. That is, unless you happened to be in the Netherlands this week where Miho, Nonayu, and Okinawa Electric Girl Saya dropped by to warm some western, winter hearts.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #375

We unveiled of your Homicidols Best of 2023 award winners earlier this week, and it was great fun to see all of the reactions from around the world.

For example, here’s a three hour long discussion on YouTube of your Homicidols Best of the Year awards in German. I studied German for two years in high school,  but it did not help me much here.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #374

The votes are in! The ballots are being counted. It was a wild ride and thank you to everyone who participated in the Best of 2023 voting cycle!

Actually, Team knows who all the winners are but we’re preparing the awards and can’t tell anyone just yet.  If you are overwhelmed with anticipation, try to distract yourself with this edition of the Weekender and the return of Homicidols Weekend Radio!

You can also distract yourself by making some travel plans for an upcoming show.Tickets are on sale for the Broken By the Scream tour of the Americas.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #373

Just in case you missed the post of a few days ago, you should be furiously voting for your Homicidols Best of 2023 right now! Just one vote per person please, but put ALL of you heart into it. Voting is open through this coming Wednesday, January 17th.

This year’s ballot has gotten a signal boost courtesy of r/BABYMETAL, one of the friendliest subreddits on that site and a place that will always be near and dear to my heart.  The nomination of MOMOMETAL and “METALII!!” has produced a slew of ballots that only include votes for those two nominees and, strangely,  the Best Video nomination of “Nemophila” by RAY. Our assumption is that our visiting kawaii metalhead friends are confusing this PV from the best shoegaze idols in the business with “A Ray Of  Light” by NEMOPHILA.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #372

It is only the first Weekender of the new year and 2024 is already in full swing.

Broken By the Scream is performing in the US this weekend at Anime Los Angeles, but made other headlines this week with their announcement of an upcoming multinational tour that will hit North, Central and South America.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #371

It is the final weekend (and Weekender) 2023 and I’m almost sad this year is about to end. It’s not that I have any great affection for the year that has almost passed, it’s just that there were so many great alt, indie, and underground idol units putting out so much amazing material that I probably need another month or too just to catch up with it all. Even though I compile this weekly digest, I know that I have missed some stellar stuff.  That’s why we have the  Homicidols Discord server, so folks can let us all know anything we happed to have overlooked. It takes a village to keep abreast of this genre.

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