Good morning, friends! I don’t know about where you are, but here, this weekend — Memorial Day weekend — lasts three days and is the unofficial kickoff to summer. I am apparently doing lots of things over these three days! Neat. None of those things are apparently going to live shows. Bummer.
This is a really good Weekender, though, and I hope between it and a couple of other things, you’ll have plenty to entertain you up to and through Monday. Also, play the exquisitely good Fun and keep Kerrie happy, and brace yourself for a summer that’s already feeling like it’s going to be a great one.
I Fear the Sun
Hey. Hey! Very cool French idol group Amaitsuki is getting the chance of a lifetime:
【Angerme Opening Act Contest】
As announced today, Amaitsuki will be performing as opening act for Angerme's Paris live on June 3rd!
We were able to do this thanks to everyone's support, so thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you so much and see you there!
— Amaitsuki・アンジュルムパリ公演OA出演決定 🇫🇷 (@amaitsukiland) May 25, 2018
XTEEN has a special greeting for you!
— XTEEN🫀Official † EMO / GOTH / HORROR PUNK (@xteen_official) May 22, 2018
For some reason, GARUDA channeling a swing band works really well:
Everything that amiinA does is magic:
So BiSH is just going to keep making “Orchestra” over and over, aren’t they?
But they have their own guitar now …
フェンダーとBiSHのコラボギター「Fender Telecaster Thinline "BiSH"」発売決定（写真13枚） – 音楽ナタリー https://t.co/Fi4ykFuwG1
— ギュウゾウ／電撃ネットワーク (@gyuzo_rock) May 22, 2018
As noted above, it’s officially summer when The World Standard does something like this:
Keep up with the highest concept in idol, HAMIDASYSTEM:
There’s a universe where milcboy gets all the credit and popularity and money that she deserves:
tipToe aren’t just having a one-man, but a concept one-man and my heart may never recover:
tipToe. 1st CONCEPT ONEMAN
「blue moon rising」
— tipToe.(ティップトウ) (@tipToe_official) May 22, 2018
It looks like Megumi had a nice time in London:
— コショージメグミ(仮称) (@COSHOTaaaaN) May 21, 2018
And Saki is ready for you UKers:
🇬🇧This is my 2& Buppan merch menu for the UK tour!🇬🇧
Please take a look😊
I drew the pictures myself!
I can’t wait for the UK tour!❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/fsIpoOCUDU
— 千歳さき (２＆) (@DOUBLE_AND) May 21, 2018
Let’s keep the English going with Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da:
English translation of "Next to you Revolution(トナリコレアラタ)" was posted on YouTube (Music Video)! Please check it by all means! #ぜんぶ君のせいだ https://t.co/F8WiU57Z9D pic.twitter.com/79Eaxf5Ewy
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) May 22, 2018
Give me just one more rock-like song, Devil ANTHEM, so that I can write about you appropriately:
Ska idols are still at it! Now calling themselves Zankyou Symmetry:
— 残響シンメトリー(公式) (@zankyo_ska) May 18, 2018
PassCode did this thing:
Yes, KING RAGE has something good going:
— KING∞RAGE公式 (@newkingrage) May 23, 2018
Party Rockets GT and Malcolm Mask McLaren on a single stage? Be still, my heart.
5/26(土) open 11:00 / start 11:30
Malcolm Mask McLaren×Party Rockets GT 2MAN LIVE「MMM GT」https://t.co/qQYwyCInXj
— Party Rockets GT (@Party_Rockets) May 25, 2018
This is what Wonder Lander looks and sounds like now:
— Wonder Lander公式☆新メンバー募集 (@wonlan_idol) May 7, 2018
This is the entire final event between Wagamama Rakia and now-defunct besties NEVE SLIDE DOWN:
The Babymetal graphic novel:
Here's your 1st look at APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL from @gmbchomichuk @Z2comics & The Prophet of the Fox God.
Preorder here:https://t.co/FkuGrBfg37#BABYMETAL#graphicnovel#amuseusa pic.twitter.com/EbZ9loc5ju
— BABYMETAL Graphic Novel (@BABYMETAL_GN) May 23, 2018
Task have Fun may never have “3WD” again, but they’re still lots of fun:
Keeping up with this stuff and BANZAI JAPAN:
Today was Bonjour Idol’s first interview! We met with Tokyo Candoll winner BANZAI JAPAN and will introduce them to you before their performance in Japan Expo Paris in July!#BonjourIdol#BANZAIJAPAN #JapanExpo2018 pic.twitter.com/DAPmSxoi31
— BONJOUR IDOL公式 🇫🇷 (@bonjour_idol) May 19, 2018
Philosophy no Dance never ceases to make me happy:
For instance, by teaming up with VMO:
フィロのス、VMOのコラボライブもやります！渋谷TSUTAYA O-nestでお待ちしております。 pic.twitter.com/vsXOA8qrQV
— VMO_Violent (@magic0rchestra) May 21, 2018
And doing what that all requires:
— 奥津マリリ(フィロソフィーのダンス) (@philosophy092) May 22, 2018
Have a kick-ass weekend!