The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 37: A Bad Case of the Puns /w Derek Vasconi

Its been a couple of weeks but we’re back with a brand new Alternative Idol Podcast! Covering all of the latest news, MVs and opinions from the world of Japanese Alternative Idol. We’re also joined once again by Derek Vasconi to talk about his upcoming East Meets West Music Fest. There’s been a lot of questions about the event so we figured who better to answer them than the man himself! A very interesting and passionate discussion so make sure to check it out!

In the news this week:

  • Chicken Blow the Idol gets a new member.
  • Kitano Momoko is graduating from Alloy.
  • Ex-BiS member Pour Lui starts a YouTube channel.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute announce details of upcoming album “MIRRORS”.
  • Aina the End from BiSH is covering a hide song for a tribute album.
  • Details of the new BiS1st/BiS2nd single have been announced.
  • BiSH announce details of upcoming single “Life is beautiful / HiDE the BLUE”.
  • Minna no Kodomo-chan announce details of their 1st album.
  • amiinA announce their impressively packaged new single “Jubilee”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram collaborate with LOVE SPREAD for unexpected new single “OYASUMI FOREVER.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from EMPiRE, Broken By The Scream, SPARK SPEAKER, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and BiSH.

We then turn our attention to our guest Derek Vasconi, catching up with him on what he’s been up to recently as well as putting your questions to him regarding his upcoming East Meets West Music Fest. His answers were very transparent, passionate and hopefully informative. If you have any further questions for Derek or want to purchase tickets for the event then you can check out his links below: https://www.facebook.com/emwmusicfest/
http://www.derekvasconi.com/
https://www.patreon.com/DerekVasconi

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 33: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (WE FORGOT!) INTERVIEW W/ DEREK VASCONI

I guess it was our one year anniversary and since we don’t pay attention to such things we sort of missed it. It was still a good show with special guest Derek Vasconi talking about the past and future. I also think we had our highest live viewership to date.

In the news this week:

  • LADYBABY unveil their new line-up.
  • Tickets go on sale for NECRONOMIDOL’S UK tour with Screaming Sixties and 2&.
  • MIGMA SHELTER lose a member, gain a new leader and open auditions for new recruits.
  • cyberMINK preview new song “O”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview Hole Of My Underground (BAND DEMO ver.).

We also our thoughts on MVs from Yukueshirezutsurezure, Alloy and BiS.

We then open the floor to Derek who tells us a little about himself before we discuss all aspects of organizing NECRONOMIDOL’s US tour, their upcoming European tour, Derek’s plans for his EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC FEST and whole bunch more.

Derek’s website: http://www.derekvasconi.com/

Derek’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DerekVasconi

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 25: The Post-Japan Super Show

With Garry still in Japan, Terry and John do the podcast as a pair. After almost a month there was a lot to cover, and probably a lot that got missed. Pushing almost 2 hour and fifteen minutes we power through and give a pretty good show.

In the news this week:

  • Hitomi graduates from Checkmate
  • Yamitsuki company comes to an abrupt end
  • Hanakosan has a new song and something else
  • All the details on NECRONOMIDOL’s US Tour
  • Kuromiya Rei withdrawals from The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY
  • Maison book girl announce new single
  • Alloy release 2 singles and a DVD
  • Regina Kiss announces two new singles
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce single
  • GANG PARADE full release album info
  • BiSH – THE GUERRiLLA BiSH release information
  • NECRONOMIDOL – DEATHLESS: The Specific vinyl release
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce new single

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Gokigen Teikoku, GANG PARADE, BILLIE IDLE, BiSH, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, RHYMEBERRY, Maison book girl, DEADLIFT LOLITA, Oyasumi Hologram and uijin.

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Alloy Is Releasing Some Stuff

You know what you are not allowed to do in the world of idol? Stop paying attention. When you do that stuff starts to slip by. It is more important to pay attention in this slow season, you may find yourself with nothing to report on at all. Good thing I was paying attention today, unless they announced this earlier (I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case). Anyway, Alloy has a some new releases coming.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.18: Taking Ourselves Higher

After a week off Garry, Terry and John are back. This week I am remote broadcasting from California, much to the dismay of my family, but I just can’t miss a show. We try to cover almost two weeks worth of news although we did have to cut some due to time restrictions.

In the news this week:

  • BiS member Peri Ubu is sidelined with a stomach infection.
  • ANFORT finally calls time on DEVIL GUN and PANiC MAGiC.
  • Mikuchiyo Mene withdraws from Zenbu Kimi no Sei da due to ongoing health issues.
  • NECRONOMIDOL reveal more details about their upcoming single”DAWNSLAYER”.
  • GANG PARADE announce a new album and one-man in November.
  • You’ll Melt More! announce a new single, new album and a new tour to coincide with their 5th anniversary.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce their first album releasing in October. Member Tsuzura Nagi celebrates her birthday.
  • Idol supergroup NATASHA announce details of their new single “MOONLiGHT / VOLCANO” and perform it at TIF.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ (Dots) announce a new single “Tokyo”, clocking in at a massive 72 minutes long.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview another new song “twilight of sunday”

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, BiSH, Yukueshirezutsurezure, ・・・・・・・・・ and Alloy.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.17: All Good Things Must Come to an End

Garry, Terry and John are really going for a record here with shows for three weeks in a row. This one is jammed with news, so much news we didn’t even get to introduce the new groups we wanted to. We also tried a slightly new format.

In the news this week:

  • GANG PARADE offer their upcoming single “Beyond the Mountain” for free on OTOTOY.
  • Emiri is leaving Checkmate.
  • BABYMETAL are providing the theme song for the upcoming Unikitty cartoon show.
  • Kakuriyo Terror Architect are auditioning for new members.
  • NECRONOMIDOL tease the themes of some upcoming songs.
  • Guso Drop announce that they’re breaking up.
  • DEEP GIRL are finally calling it a day.
  • LADYBABY have a new single out September 23.
  • BiS release some promo shots for their upcoming single.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute detail their new EP.
  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN announce a new single releasing August 30.
  • Alloy preview new song “Yume no Tabiji” on SoundCloud.
  • AIBECK preview new song “EGG MAN” on SoundCloud.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ preview new song “1998” on SoundCloud.
  • Gokigen Teikoku give us an updated version of their debut single “Taisetsu na Oshirase”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from PLIC PROCK and PassCode.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.13: Can I Get Double Hamu On That?

After missing a week, Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news, maybe, we could have missed some. John has an especially rough time as he woke up late. We try to keep it on track and also entertaining. I think we might have pulled it off.

In the news this week:

  • Idol Matsuri (no, not that one) launches their annual song and dance cover contest.
  • NECRONOMIDOL dress up as maids for their “BLOOD RED SKIES” one-man live and announce a new single.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview another new song and get a radio show with their agency colleagues.
  • AIBECK are the new kids on the block.
  • Echigo Sisters Geeks get reborn as Lucifer.
  • Maison book girl and PASSCODE detail their upcoming releases.
  • Kikukawa Yukino withdraws from Alloy.
  • Enma Arisa goes on hiatus from YAMIAME.
  • KIRAKIRA GERIRA are disbanding.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiSH, CY8ER, STRAWBERRY SYNDROME, amiinA and PLIC PROCK.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.12: Fox Festival of the Void

We are really on a roll now, 6 weeks in a row…… feels good. Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news you want to hear, maybe some you don’t. There sure was a lot to talk about so let’s get on with it.

In the news this week:

  • You’ll Melt More!, BiS and Yukueshirezutsurezure all announce new singles.
  • Checkmate and Zekkyou Suru 60-do announce mini-albums.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce updated versions of their past 2 studio albums, plus preview Togaren’s solo song
  • Broken By The Scream hit the recording studio.
  • Official details of NECRONOMIDOL’s European tour are announced.
  • BABYMETAL announce details of their “Big Fox Festival”.
  • Kikukawa Yukino suspends her activities with Alloy due to health reasons.
  • Mistress gain a new member, plus announce “MistFest” festival.
  • BiSH preview 2 songs from their upcoming “GiANT KiLLERS” release.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Yamiame and CLOCK & BOTAN.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.10: It’s ANOTHER Chanmomo Podcast

Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. Garry, is not with us this time and is, of course, sorely missed. We have the usual back forth about all the current news we could find, I think we also go off on a couple of tangents which are always fun.

In the news this week:

  • Alloy, Oyasumi Hologram and BILLIE IDLE all announce new CD releases (Alloy and BILLIE IDLE also throw in some tour dates for good measure).
  • NECRONOMIDOL’s Imaizumi Rei is getting her own solo project.
  • Pour Lui updates us on her “DiET or DiE” progress.
  • ICE CREAM SUICIDE announce Koguma Kinako’s graduation.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Band Ja Naimon!, DaiDaiDai and Aphrodite, as well as running down the past week’s CD releases.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.