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Goose house’s Kei to release a major label album

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With the upcoming release of Kei’s (of Goose House) solo album “KEI’s 8” on March 5th, for those who have followed Goose House on YouTube should be thrilled of the success that the group and Kei are having right now. She and the others have worked so hard to get this far and it’s pretty awesome to see Kei getting the opportunity to release her own album from a major label.

L’Arc~en~Ciel to have two-day performance in March 2014 plus release 18-disc Blu-ray/31 CD Box Set on Feb. 26, 2014

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L’Arc~en~Ciel to have a two-day performance on March 21st and 22nd, plus all concert performances will be released on Blu-ray on March 19th, while people can purchase the 18-disc Blu-ray box set titled “L’Arc~en~Ciel “L’Aive Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition-” (Ki/oon Music KSXL-100-49) on Feb. 26th.

The box set will also include 31 CD’s and will cost ¥ 149,940

Aoi Eir getting more push in the US and other countries via iTunes

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Aoi Eir is one of the coolest pop stars from Japan.  Not only does she interact with her fan, posts daily (English) on Facebook but also an avid video game fan and writes about her video game experiences.

And thanks to Sony Music Entertainment, her new singles “Sirius-EP” and “Sanbika” are now on iTunes USA plus 20 other countries.

The song “sirius-EP” also includes a coupling track “Kuroiuta”, the theme song for PS3 game software “Drankenguard 3”.

A sneak peak of AKB48’s upcoming video with Matsui Jurina as center

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Despite the fact that AKB48’s upcoming 34th single has a title that no one will remember (for those who don’t know, the title is “Suzukake no ki no michi de [kimi no hohoemi o yume ni miru] to itte shimattara bokutachi no kankei wa dou kawatte shimau no ka, boku nari ni nannichi ka kangaeta ue de no yaya kihazukashii ketsuron no you na mono”), a few images of the upcoming music video was made available to the media today showing the Janken senbatsu.

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The single will be released in Japan on December 11th.

Man with a Mission to perform in the United States

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J!-ENT posted information on Man with a Mission performing in the United States (NYC and Los Angeles).  How awesome is that!

For those who are not familiar with this rock band from Japan, the band features a group sporting wolf’s heads.  Yes, I typed wolf’s heads.

New York show
Monday, December 2, 2013
Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street. New York, NY)
Doors open 7:30pm

http://highlineballroom.com/show/2013/12/02/man-with-a-mission/

Los Angeles show
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Roxy Theatre (9009 W Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA )
Doors open 7:30pm

http://www.theroxy.com/event/399425-man-mission-los-angeles/

We love Goose house and their J-Pop covers!

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For the past three years, I have been telling friends on Facebook of how much I love Goose house. This group of several talented vocalists and musicians perform covers of major artists but also creating their own original music and releasing them online.

The group consists of d-iZe (often on keyboards/vocals), Kei Takebuchi (vocals), Shuhei Kudo (acoustic guitar), Migiwa Takezawa (guitar), Manami (guitar), Sayaka (keyboard), Shuhei Watanabe (guitar) and Johnny Saito (guitar).

And what I enjoy is their enthusiasm when performing a song and the fact that they perform the music of their covers without fearing a Japanese label will delete them on YouTube.

The group recently posted six videos today, so today…I want to share some of that Goose house love with you!