Oct 19 2017

The World Standard CD release event at HMV Shibuya

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iDOL Street unit The World Standard (Wa-Suta) held a double-release event at HMV&Books in Shibuya on October 18, 2017, for their 4th single “Saijokyu Paradox” (theme from the arcade game “PriPara”/”Prism Paradise”) and their new 12-track album Paradox World, which includes a live concert Blu-ray from their April 2017 performance at Zepp Diver City Tokyo.

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Oct 14 2017

FEMM reveals retro music video cover of 80s WINK hit “Samishii Nettaigyo”

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J-Pop mannequin duo FEMM has released the new music video for their cover of the Wink’s 1989 #1 hit “Samishii Nettaigyo”.

The video is a detailed shot-for-shot reproduction of WINK’s original, including precisely matched choreography and 80s video styling, combined with updated fashions and the unique personalities of FEMM singers Riri and Lula.

FEMM – Samishii Nettaigyo

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Oct 04 2017

BiSH – Ebisu Liquid Room (Live Report)

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BiSH
Ebisu Liquid Room, September 28, 2017

Live Report by David Cirone

The experience of seeing BiSH live for the first time really made an impact. You can watch their videos on YouTube (and plenty of awesome live ones, too), but it’s not the same. That’s refreshing, especially in the crowded world of Japanese idol pop — there wasn’t anything manufactured or safe or candy-coated on this stage. In a live house setting, BiSH is designed to destroy.

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Sep 21 2017

Dreams Come True announces 18th album The Dream Quest

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Mega-popular J-Pop band Dreams Come True has announced the upcoming release of their 18th album titled The Dream Quest.

Recorded in part and mixed entirely in New York City, the band promises to deliver a new sound influenced by the varied musical landscape of the legendary American metropolis.

The Dream Quest will be released on October 10th. Preview the new tracks on the special website: http://thedreamquest.com

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Sep 21 2017

BESPA KUMAMERO at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa

Japanese electronic rock unit BESPA KUMAMERO’s performance at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa, September 17, 2017.

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Sep 19 2017

BiSH preview live BD/DVD with “Promise The Star” (MV)

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BiSH will release their power-packed live Blu-ray/DVD titled BiSH NEVERMiND TOUR RELOADED THE FiNAL “REVOLUTiONS” on November 1.

The live performance was recorded during the group’s tour finale in front of 7000 fans at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 22, 2017, and will feature special packaging, two live CDs and a deluxe photo book.

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Sep 17 2017

Sasara Sekine (Houkago Princess) – Interview (2017)

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Interview by Dru Bastedo
September 18, 2017

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The idea of a “princess” is a familiar one across the world, and idol group Houkago Princess is making a splash in the industry by wearing it like a badge of honor. NekoPop spoke with member Sasara Sekine about English, Disney, and how the “after-school” princesses are aiming to become musical royalty.

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Sep 16 2017

Mitomi Tokoto and CyberJapan Dancers at Ultra Tokyo 2017

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Sep 05 2017

Houkago Princess – Sayonara Duarena (MV)

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Sep 01 2017

TIMM 2017 confirms showcase lineup featuring Silent Siren, FAKY, and The Idol Formerly Known As Ladybaby

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The 14th Tokyo International Music Market (14th TIMM) will take place this year at SHIBUYA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU on October 23rd and 24th (at Ikebukuro Sunshine City on October 25th), with an exciting live music showcase event will take place at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Shibuya on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

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