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. 32: More Sold Out Than A GANG PARADE Tour Final

Well, it has only been a week and we are back already. We wanted to celebrate 500 subscribers on YouTube as well as talk about a couple non-idol items. Other than that there was actually enough news to have a show only a week after the last one. This means that stuff is picking up in the idol world.

In the news this week:

  • Riot Baby gets a new member.
  • Broken By The Scream start an English Facebook page.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single, releasing May 15th.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release “Band Demo Vol. 2” on March 21st.
  • BILLIE IDLE provide details of their upcoming single “P.S.R.I.P.”.
  • GANG PARADE announce a new single “GANG 2”, releasing May 29th.
  • AyumiKurikaMaki provide details of their upcoming album “Dai Gyakushuu”.
  • Koutei Camera Girl Drei preview new song “Toronto Lot”.
  • Koutei Camera Girl Drei also preview new song “Girlz Can’t”.
  • HAMIDASYSTEM preview new song “S”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from JyuJyu, BiS, EMPiRE and 2&.

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

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

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 30: Avantgrade Paradice

It has been quite some time since we had a podcast. We really had to scrape stuff together since it has been a bit dead in the world of alt idol lately. Somehow we managed to put to gether a whole hour and a half.

In the news this week:

  • Yukueshirezutsurezure finally introduce their newest member.
  • BiSH and PassCode are playing Warped Tour Japan.
  • GANG PARADE member Coco Partin Coco is doing a 100km marathon.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce details of their upcoming single “Paradice Lost”.
  • EMPiRE announce the release of their first album “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!”
  • Maison book girl’s “KARMA” is getting a vinyl pressing in the UK.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure preview upcoming song “Minimum Rondo”.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview upcoming song “Original Satire”.
  • BiS preview both songs from their upcoming single “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / DiPROMiSE”.
  • GANG PARADE preview upcoming song “Toro Ikura Uni Tabetai”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Broken By The Scream, SHINGEKI, Azuma Shiori, BiSH and mistress.

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

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

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 22: BABYMETAL MERCH LOTTERY *NOT CLICKBAIT*

Boy, it sure has been dead in the idol world when it comes to new for the past couple weeks. Garry, Terry and John manage to scrape together enough to put on a pretty good show this week. We did have some technical difficulties during the live broadcast but you fine folks listening to the VOD don’t have to worry about that.

In the news this week:

  • BiSH announce details of their latest concert DVD release.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce the impending departure of Cococo.
  • OTOTOY interview Junnosuke Watanabe ahead of EMPiRE’s debut.
  • Broken By The Scream announce new mini-album “SCREAMING RHAPSODY”.
  • Pour Lui fails her DiET or DiE challenge and is suspended from BiS indefinitely.
  • BABYMETAL hold a lottery for a very limited edition item of merchandise.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single and a one-man live.
  • REGiNA KiSS announce a “Best Of” album.
  • Steam Girls preview new song “sexy☆rabbit”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Namennayo Harajuku, 2& and Kami Geki SHINGEKI.

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

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

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.19: Egoistic Stream Issues

Garry, Terry and John are at it again, but this week is a bit different. We have a GIVEAWAY!!! Yes, we have hit 200 subscribers to our YouTube channel and in a fit of celebration we have a sweet ass give away. Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t trash, because we wouldn’t do that to you. I will relate the details of how to win after I go through the whole thing we are really here for, the podcast itself.

In the news this week:

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming album “Egoistic Eat Issues”.
  • BiS postpone the release of their upcoming single due to Peri Ubu’s illness.
  • LADYBABY announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming single “Pinky! Pinky!”.
  • Mogami Moga announces her shock departure from Dempagumi.inc.
  • Junnosuke Watanabe announces the “indefinite” extension of Aya Eight Prince (originally from BiS) and Kamiya Saki’s (originally from GANG PARADE) trade.
  • Broke By The Scream release a trailer for their upcoming one-man live on September 10th.
  • Amahoshi Runa announces her departure from Hachimitsu☆Emperor.
  • NECRONOMIDOL shoot the MV for their upcoming single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Infantry Dystopia”.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview new song “OK! Baby!!”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “C.S.I.S.”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, Candye♡Syrup, NEVE SLIDE DOWN and Fullfull☆Pocket

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

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Now on with the giveaway details.

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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.

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

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

Broken By The Scream On Showroom

In a splendid attempt to reach out to fans, both at home and internationally, Broken By The Scream will be having Showroom appearances for the rest of the month. Each day will consist of a couple of the girls interacting with fans on a more personal level. For you English speakers out there, you will probably want to tune on the days Io-chan is on. Let us get a look at the schedule.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.9: LoL Icons

Four weeks in a row, must be some sort of record. Here comes your favorite alternative idol podcast. Your hosts Garry, Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. I think there is even some discussion about some music videos as well. It is a super packed show.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress and Malcolm Mask McLaren announce the departure of a member.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da release a solo song for Megumi.
  • CY8ER shoot a music video.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure / Not Secured, Loose Ends are touring Canada THIS WEEK.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a mysterious new solo project for one of their members.
  • Living Dead I Dolls get ready to debut some new songs and outfits.
  • CDJapan lift their export ban on BiSH merchandise…for now at least.
  • Maison book girl announce a new single with a July 19th release date.
  • Broken By The Scream to start performing mini-lives via Showroom next month.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Haruno Megumi, Mikazuki Maria, BiS, Kikkawa You and 969.

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

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