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New School Kaidan is a community-focused website for the Japanese idol industry international fan base. Between podcasts, broadcasts, events, and analytic articles, New School Kaidan aims to bring an understanding of idol culture to the masses.

This Week in Music 03.27.2013

When I’m not angering the fanbases of popular idol groups, I also write this column. Here I give you the rundown on what new idol music is hitting store shelves this week as well as an opinion or two of my own just to make things a bit more interesting. …

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NSK 138 – Loli Hipster Terrible Music

Recorded March 21th, 2013. Opening: NSK Overture (intro only) Ending: BEATS BY DAE [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – yoshi_nsk Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave New School Kaidan Twitter – newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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This Week in Music 03.20.2013

Thanks in part to adopting a horrible sleep schedule that involves various 2-3 hours naps throughout the day and/or night, I’m pushing the deadline on this article pretty close to the wire. But hey, at least I’m here right? Let’s get into this week’s new releases.  

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NSK 137 – Jane Dae

Recorded March 14th, 2013. Opening: NSK Overture (intro only) Ending: BEATS BY DAE [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – yoshi_nsk Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave New School Kaidan Twitter – newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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This Week in Music 03.13.2013

This week’s articles comes to you through internet problems, me being super tired and a whole bunch of other bullshit that none of you even care about. Anyway, there’s some pretty sweet new music out this week so let’s go under the hood.  

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NSK 136 – Shaqism

Recorded March 7th, 2013. Opening: NSK Overture (intro only) Ending: BEATS BY DAE [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – yoshi_nsk Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave New School Kaidan Twitter – newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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This Week in Music 03.06.2013

The pickings are pretty slim as far as new music goes this week, which is probably a good thing because I just slept my entire Sunday away so now I’m trying to catch up with a ton of stuff. With that being said, let’s get this show on the road. …

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NSK 135 – Tongue Teaser

Recorded February 28th, 2013. Opening: NSK Overture (intro only) Ending: BEATS BY DAE [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – yoshi_nsk Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave New School Kaidan Twitter – newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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That’s No Idol Group…

With the recent arrival of groups that deviate wildly from the typical idol formula, it begs the question: how far can you go before they stop being classed as idol groups, and simply become female rap groups or rock bands with a collection of female vocalists. Unfortunately, these arguments are …

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