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タニさん (Takawa Tani) was one of the founding members of otori but unfortunately he’s leaving the band to return to his hometown of Kyoto. His last performance with otori was on Dec 31, 2012 @ Akiba Goodman. I really wanted to go this show but had to leave Japan on the 30th, so big thanks […]

My December Schedule (暫定)

It’s only been a month but I’m back in Japan with the primary goal of sorting out the roster for NMFT5. Unfortunately the Japanese indie music scene isn’t as strong as it was just 2-3 years ago and there’s a paucity of can’t-miss shows during my current visit. tricot and jizue played a show in […]

Austin Powers… Up!

The Mornings, SuiseiNoboAz and チャラン・ポ・ランタン will be tearing up Austin, TX during SXSW 2013. These three bands alone are sexy enough to consider flying to Austin to satiate one’s hankering for great music, free beer and barbecue brisket. I hope you all make some serious noise and a pooload of new fans stateside in March. I […]


I’m back in Japan!! Sad news = just for four days Good news: soooooo many great shows going on Challenging news: a lot of these shows are happening at the same time (ie 覆ってる) It’ll be tough… probably impossible… but if the timing of performances work in my favor I plan to catch the following […]

Wiping the floor with Godzilla: En Masse attacks Tokyo Nov 13-15

If you enjoy art especially that which is exceedingly fresh, spontaneous and masterfully drawn by a number of people heavily influenced by comics, hip hop and DIY/underground culture… then EN MASSE is right up your alley. A lot of you may remember that EN MASSE is a collective of artists based out of Montreal who […]

Next Music from Tokyo Manga!!!!

How did I not know about this?!!! Click on the pic to read the whole thing. Kim H rules!!!! edit: Wai Au who drew the manga is a god among mortals! By the way, we didn’t start early… we delayed the start by 30 min!!! but most people still didn’t show until another 15 min […]

A Week in Japan Oct 2-9, 2012

I’m still bummed I couldn’t make it to Eternal Rock City last month. Luckily the vice prez of NMFT operations, Geoff, did go and will write a review of Ero Fes. That and another show with hyacca, tacobonds and MIR. Hopefully Geoff didn’t get too wasted drinking with Ian and has some recollection of the […]


やばい! I haven’t posted in weeks! The inertia in correspondence can be ascribed to my friends Midori and Kubota moving from Tokyo to Toronto and crashing at Chez Tanaka until having recently found a place of their own. Kubota worked for EMI and managed the bands Akai Koen and MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS. But […]

Eternal Rock City 2012. これはやばい.

Fuji Rock can suck it! THIS is the music festival I’ve been waiting for. No heavyweights like Radiohead or toe but who cares when you have almost every great indie/underground band from across Japan taking part. NMFT alumni include: 赤い公園 !! 百蚊 (hyacca)!! sgt. !! チーナ!! uhnellys!! I just busted a nut thinking about that […]

July/Aug trip Day 4&5 (きのこ帝国、group_inou & Chatmonchy)

July 24: きのこ帝国 (kinoko teikoku) played at Daikanyama UNIT and I met up with Mer-Charlotte, Mer-Ikuko and Yukako (チーナ) to go watch them. They’re definitely a shoegaze band borrowing some of the best sonic elements of Ride (circa Nowhere) and a touch of MBV. But while most shoegaze bands are content to wallow in a […]

Advance tickets are now available at local record stores! Soundscapes & Rotate This in Toronto. Red Cat on Main, Red Cat on Hastings & Zulu Records in Vancouver. Please wait ~Mar 9 for tickets in Montreal.

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Advance tickets for NMFT10 can be purchased online: Toronto at Rivoli & Lee's Palace, Montreal and Vancouver.

NMFT10: Choosing the 5th band

February 7, 2017
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NMFT10: Diamonds in the Rough

January 21, 2017
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Tokyo Modal Soul (The Rebirth of..)

January 2, 2017
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City Po(o)p

October 24, 2016
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