The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.8: Everybody Gets A New Member

Garry, Terry and John are back again, for the third week in a row. Please, hold the applause. Somehow we managed to eek a full show out of a pretty thin docket. Plus we had a couple of unexpected listeners, they got a special shout-out, Pure Idol Heart and Ruruko. Thanks for listening. A big thanks to all of our regulars as well. We wouldn’t do this with out your support.

In the news this week:

  • BiS, GANG PARADE, Gokigen Teikoku and Spark Speaker show off their new line-ups.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a show in France, and a separate very mysterious online livestream.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce their 3rd album.
  • CY8ER lose out on Tokyo Candoll, announce a new tour and also hold the strangest fan event we’ve ever seen.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and Avandoned.

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GANG PARADE – New Single Release Announced And More

I was never a big follower of GANG PARADE, at least until I watched the WACK AUDITIONS, which I followed pretty closely. There has always been an on going joke about the group being where idols go to die. Now this is absolutely wrong. The group puts out some pretty good tunes, as all the groups in the WACK family do. I was pleased and a bit saddened by the announcement today at the 〈GANG PARADE BODY&7SOUL Tour〉 one-man final.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep. 5: Drollrum Please

Once again we are back with the best (only) English language podcast about Alternative Japanese Idol music on the internet! We chatted about the news of the week, some videos and I even think there might be a joke or two in there. We, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) always have something entertaining to say, and it might even be informative.

Oh, we also did a give-away. That was super fun.

In the news this week

  • All of the fallout from the WACK auditions
  • Details of BABYMETAL’s upcoming summer tour of Japan
  • DEADLIFT LOLITA announce their first US appearance at Anime Midwest in Chicago
  • Broken By The Scream add a new member and announce their first one-man show
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, GANG PARADE and BiSH offer up previews of their upcoming releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Living Dead I Dolls, Mistress, Hachimitsu★Koutei, BILLIE IDLE and Malcolm Mask McLaren.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 4: This Podcast is WACK

After a one week break we are back with the fourth episode of the Alt Idol Podcast. Believe it or not, your very favorite personalities, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) had some things to talk about. I know, it is weird, right?

We also had a special announcement!!!! It is a GIVE-AWAY! Details in the podcast.

In the news this week

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. song preview and CD release info
  • A recap of the first few days of the WACK auditions
  • BABYMETAL announce a headline show at the Palladium in LA
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure finally launch their international fanclub
  • NECRONOMIDOL add a ton of rarities to their online store
  • BiSH announce details of their upcoming CD releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, CY8ER, Yanakoto Sotto Mute and DEADLIFT LOLITA.

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WACK EXHiBiTiON – What Happened

If you have been following the reports on the WACK Auditions this is the culmination of all the competition, all the running, all the hot sauce and lordy be, all the crying. For your viewing pleasure, here is the WACK EXHiBiTiON. Also included is Watanabe’s opening MC as well as the closing where you will find out what happened to our brave and enduring hopefuls is, of course, also included. So, let’s get on with it.

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WACK Audition – Third Dance Performance

After all the craziness during the individual PR videos, with all the crying, drinking weird stuff, solo skits and showing ones “talents”, we needed a bit of a break. Well, we did not get one. This dance performance was seemingly all or nothing, especially with one of BiSH’s best live songs already stolen from them. Today you are really in for a treat. We have video of each performance………. nice.

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