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Aragehonji breathes new life into traditional Japanese folk music — RocketNews24

These days its hard to describe any music as “unique” but Aragehonji certainly fit that bill. Aragehonji isn’t really new to the scene, having formed back in 2007, but recently the eight-member group has been gathering attention online via magazine website Japaaan thanks to their interesting fusion of Japanese traditional folk music and funk. It’s as unlikely a combination as…

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Doki Doki 2016, featuring …


I’m very excited to announce that I will be returning as a performer to Doki Doki in Manchester this November!

This will be my 3rd venture into the festival and I’m so looking forward to sharing my favourite music and providing the soundtrack during the festival day and being the reason you’re on the dancefloor at the afterparty. It’ll also be brilliant to see Budo Grape perform alongside the other performers, artists and stall holders.

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Review & Giveaway 21: Tokyo – Capital of Cool

Win a copy of “Tokyo: Capital of Cool” by Rob Goss. Just the front cover alone hints at the amazing representations of Tokyo

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One more review of a book I’ve received from Tuttle Books!
As always, they have agreed to give one free copy of this book to a random visitor to my blog!

(Other book giveaways that you can enter, by August 31st, are for a kanji book, katakana book, a hiragana book, and a type of language guide.)

The book I’m reviewing today is titled “Tokyo: Capital of Cool” by Rob Goss.

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I will put the details of the free drawing for this book at the end of this post.

This is a handcover book full of wonderful, large color photographs of Tokyo’s landscape, architecture, people, festivals, restaurants, and much more!

It includes maps of the areas shown and explains about them in detail.

There is also a chapter about Tokyo’s neighboring areas.

This book is perfect for anyone living in…

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Playlist 28-5-15 *East Meets West*

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Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS- Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina Japan/USA
POLYSICS ft Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO- Mecha- Mania Boy Japan/USA
Simple Plan ft Taka of ONE OK ROCK- Summer Paradise USA/Japan
Will.I.Am ft 2NE1 & Getting’ Dumb USA/Korea
Koda Kumi ft Fergie- That Ain’t Cool Japan/USA
Pixie Lott ft G-Dragon & T.O.P- Dancing On My Own UK/Korea
PSY ft Snoop Dogg- Hangover Korea/USA
Owl City ft Sekai No Owari- Tokyo USA/Japan
Ne-Yo ft Utada- Do You USA/Japan
Epik High ft Kero One, Dumbfounded, MYK & Rakaa from Dilated Peoples- Rocksteady Korea/USA
MC Sniper ft L.E.O, Illinit, Baechigi, Outsider, DJ R2, Chwi-Raep & Krazy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony- One NationKorea/USA
MIYAVI VS YUKSEK- Day 1Japan/France
Han Geng, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J ft Kill The Noise & Madsonik- Shell Shocked (Chinese Version) China/USA
Kyousuke Himuro ft Gerard Way- Safe and Sound Japan/USA
ONE OK ROCK ft Kellin from…

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Metal by Uniqlo

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Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing chain store that has expanded overseas.
I have some clothes from their stores. But I’m not sure how I feel about the T-shirts they’ve sold with heavy metal band logos such as AC/DC, Metallica and Aerosmith!


I have T-shirts from all of those bands from concerts I’ve attended. That’s where heavy metal T-shirts are supposed to be from: heavy metal concerts.

And that’s who are supposed to wear them: heavy metal fans.

Heavy metal is not a fad like pop music!

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