Hey gang! I hope you’re all doing well in whatever relativistic way you may define that. I just had one of those weeks when nothing seems to go right, you lose track of time, and then just when it seems to settle in a little it turns out that someone else on your website wrote a thing that brought in like 10,000 new people, so why intervene? Kinda like that. Though, as you’ll see from this edition of the Weekender, it was a pretty slow week for new stuff. And with that!
Oh, That Was Abrupt
Eternal hero Kamiya Saki may be done with idol, but she’s far from done with show business:
BABYMETAL is basically KISS now, right?
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) April 15, 2021
TIL that GRATIA-ALA hasn’t ever done a live set with a band:
「WING HOUR vol.4
GRATIA-ALA 1st BAND SET LIVE”REVENGE”
— GRATIA-ALA official (@Gratia_ala1218) June 2, 2021
Behind the scenes with SHOCKiNG EGO:
We’re down a DAIDAIDAI:
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) May 31, 2021
Kinda missed it before, but here’s a preview for the whole new ZOC album:
— ZOC (@ZOC_ZOC_ZOC) May 29, 2021
Lily of the Valley out here with the most idol power ballad of all time:
Eyyy, miscast guest spot!
2021.05.31 SHIBUYA CYCLONE
SHIBUYA CYCLONE pre.
「KEEP ON ROLLIN’ #55」
— DEXCORE (@dexcore_info) June 1, 2021
Obligatory long-ass NEO JAPONISM set:
Following up on dope-chan:
New Single Digital Release!!📣
〖 Another day 〗
▼ DL & Stream ▼https://t.co/79S27GWCJJ
check! check! check! いい曲…😯
— どーぷちゃん (@dope_1026) June 1, 2021
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is AIBECK, who I swear I wanted to put together a whole check-in post for after seeing their recent festivities, only to realize that it’s really not all that much or big or whatever, but was done in the most AIBECK way possible, which is to say extremely loudly. Easy mistake to make!
— ▲▼AIBECK▲▼【公式】6/1関東O.S.E TOUR FINAL PERFECT VISION (@AIBECK_) June 1, 2021
Going on tour, (some) new music, one-man. That’s all well and good. Also, I have to admit that I lost track of their membership a while ago, so is this (some) new people?
— ▲▼AIBECK▲▼【公式】6/1関東O.S.E TOUR FINAL PERFECT VISION (@AIBECK_) June 2, 2021
Live clip for you, too. So. AIBECK.
This website is neutral on the question of ZOMBIE-CHANG, but the editors are aware that many of you are fans in your own rights, and also we support Toothpaste Records, so:
— ZOMBIE-CHANG OFFICIAL (@ZOMBIECHANG_JPN) May 26, 2021
NEO BREAK vocal cover!
Give yourself this goodness in life:
The live stream archive for Daikanyama LOOP's final show is now available on YouTube.
— Especia va bien (@EspeciaVaBien) May 31, 2021
Have a great weekend!