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. 36: PAiNT it BLACK to the dreamlight

Only a one week break and we are back. It seems there was a slight audio issue, but nothing you all can’t handle. So, come listen for all that news and stuff.

  • All of the fallout from the recent WACK auditions.
  • It’s finally all over for Checkmate.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce further auditions for both their man group and Gokigen 2nd.
  • Gokigen 2nd announce their first official member.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect are also auditioning for new members.
  • EMPiRE release their debut album “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!” on iTunes for 300 yen for 24 hours only.
  • Living Dead I Dolls are getting rebooted.
  • It’s April 1st in Japan and a bunch of Idols got in on the action.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce details of their second digital single “Uretai Capriccio”.
  • sora tob sakana announce details of their upcoming “Alight EP”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram to release second acoustic live album “0118”.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute release “2nd Oneman “echoes” Live @Akasaka Blitz” on digital, DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Neuchan previews new song “0328”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Tonari Corata Arata”.
  • Oyasumi Hologram preview new song “COLORS”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DIABLE VOIX, THERE THERE THERES, BiSH, Shingeki, Screaming Sixties feat The Heanacat and EMPiRE.

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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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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

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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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