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  • GO!GO!7188 disbands after Yuu's withdrawal

    February 10, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Today it was announced that GO!GO!7188's vocalist and guitarist Nakashima Yumi, also known as Yuu, has decided to withdraw from the band. This decision consequently lead to the disbandment of GO!GO!7188. Yuu explained the reason for her decision to leave on the official site of the band. She wrote, "I do think that the band was still in a process of growing, but I felt that I've reached the limit of what I can do for the band. This feeling

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  • GO!GO!7188's vocalist Akko gives birth to a baby girl

    March 23, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    [caption id="attachment_138058" align="aligncenter" width="438" caption="From left to right: Akko, Yuu, and Turkey"][/caption] GO!GO!7188's vocalist/bass player Akko recently announced that she's given birth to a baby girl! Akko revealed through GO!GO!7188's official website that she gave birth on March 13th, but refrained from posting about it until after the chaos from the Tohoku earthquake had subsided a bit. Despite going i

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  • POLYSICS & MONGOL800 among collaborators on GO!GO!7188 tribute album

    March 2, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    On March 16th, a special tribute album for the three-piece rock band GO!GO!7188 will be released! Famous artists such as POLYSICS, Shonen Knife, and MONGOL800 will be performing some of the band's hit songs on the album, which is titled, "GO!GO!7188 Tribute - GO!GO! A GO!GO!". Fans of GO!GO!7188 can look forward to hearing each artist add their own unique flavor and arrangement to each tune. Check out the official track list for the

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  • Chirinuruwowaka comes back with "White Hall"

    January 13, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    Rock band Chirinuruwowka has recently reunited and resumed their activities, releasing the song "White Hall" today on January 12th. Chirinuruwowowaka was originally formed as a side project by GO!GO!7188's lead vocalist and guitarist, Yuu.  She was joined by Miyashita Haruhito on guitar, Eikichi Iwai on bass, and Abe Kousaku (THE COLLECTORS) on drums.  They released their last single, "Shingetsu," back in 2006, making it well over four years s

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  • GO!GO!7188's side project Chirinuruwowaka reignited

    November 6, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    Rock band Chirinuruwowaka has just announced that they will be reforming and continuing their activities.  With this news they've also announced that they're already set to release a new album in Spring 2011 and have a tour starting up in December called "Rockin' Tour! 'f'.'" The band was formed back in 2005 as a side project by GO!GO!7188 vocalist and guitarist Nakashima Yuu.  She united other members Eikichi Iwai on bass, THE COLLECTOR's

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  • GO!GO!7188 and RYO the SKYWALKER get official bobble-heads

    October 29, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Fukuoka figure company Dive will be releasing some special figurines based off of the rock band GO!GO!7188 and reggae star RYO the SKYWALKER in November. The GO!GO!7188 figures will actually be cute bobble-head figures.  All three members, Yuu, Akko, and Turkey, will get a figure, and the company is making sure to pay special attention to the guitars and basses on the models to get all the fine details correct. The RYO the SKYWALKER fig

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  • GO!GO!7188 bassist Akko is pregnant!

    October 20, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    Rock band GO!GO!7188's bassist, Akko, has announced that she is officially five months pregnant! The rocker posted her announcement on the band's official site.  She said, "I found out about the pregnancy while we were on tour, and it made me very nervous."  Akko has decided that the baby just needs some peace and quiet to flourish so she will be refraining from any activities with the band until the baby is born.  GO!GO!7188 will be o

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  • GO!GO!7188 to release acoustic live DVD

    September 28, 2010 @ 3:39 am

    Surf rock trio GO!GO!7188 will release a live DVD of their "GO!GO! no Hi Special Acoustic Daisakusen ~Kudanshita wa kitto Ame~" concert on November 3rd. This concert was filmed at their May 5th show at the Tokyo Kudan Kaikan; a clever marketing move considering how the Japanese word for '5' is 'go'. Although it was the band's first time with an acoustic concept, they definitely didn't disappoint, for they introduced reinvented classics like

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  • GO!GO!7188 to release acoustic live album

    August 20, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    Surf-rock band GO!GO!7188 will release their first acoustic best album titled "Acoustic Daisakusen!! / Acoustic Live Best" on September 22nd. This will be the band's second release since transferring over to FlyingStar Records.  All the live tracks will be taken from their special 10th anniversary event, "Debut 10 Shuunen GO!GO! no Hi Special Acoustic Daisakusen!!~ Kudanshita ha Kitto Ame~".  The band picked out their favorites, such as "Jet

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  • GO!GO!7188 shares tour on Youtube

    August 5, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    Japanese surf-rock group GO!GO!7188 will be finishing up their national tour this weekend at SHIBUYA-AX.  To celebrate the event they have announced that they will be posting videos from the final shows, on the 6th and 7th, on the Victor Entertainment Youtube channel. The Victor Entertainment Youtube channel has already posted a teaser video of a live performance of "Ee janai ka" to tease fans on what the future videos will be like.  The t

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