Steve gives an introduction and interview with the awesome Niigata-based idol group, RYUTist
Steve is a contributor and resident music nerd for Selective Hearing, specializing in Japanese idol industry commentary and coverage. A lifetime musician, film lover, journalist, video game fanatic, philosophy enthusiast, and idol aficionado. A dweller of the idol scene since the late 1990s, he loves to discuss industry trends and ideas, past or present.
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Steve takes a look back at his most important idol releases of the massive year of 2013 with some background of how they got there.
That’s My Jam is a weekly feature where one person from the Selective Hearing staff goes to wax poetic about music that is pivotal to their musical tastes. Whether that would be an album, a song, or anything in-between. We all had to start somewhere. This week: Morning Musume - 3rd LOVE Paradise
FujiTV's mega-idol group Idoling!!! and new sub-group Idoling!!! NEO have simultaneous single releases next week. How do they stack up? Who will win?
Steve reviews a new dating/princess sim and card battle hybrid game by NekoMura Games
A discussion on the role of solo artists in the current idol boom. Are they a dying breed or do they still have their place?
This year's Japan Expo USA marked the second US appearance for idol Kikkawa You.
This year at the 1st Impact of Japan Expo USA marked the first US appearance of kids dance group J☆Dee’Z, where they did multiple performances and appearances throughout the convention.
Coverage from the inaugural Japan Expo USA begins with coverage of Dempagumi.inc's appearance and an interview with the group.