Weekend Livestream Spotlight: RILISREVERSE, FRUITPOCHETTE, and Autumn’s Gyuno Festival

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

FRUITPOCHETTE are personally inviting you to a free live on YouTube. There will no excused absences.

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).  

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.

If that’s not enough to keep you busy, check out The Calendar for more events happening this weekend.