Archive for NMFT vol 4

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 […]

Posters & Fliers and how you can play an active role in the tour!

I can’t stress enough the fact that this tour is: 1. non-profit 2. a collaborative effort among fans of Japanese indie music not just in Canada but around the world This tour isn’t about making money. I can absolutely guarantee that since I’ve lost well over $100,000 funding the past three tours. Even if I […]

Rob Perry for prez!

Watching this video brings back so many great memories from the last 3 tours. Last year my friend Dan Chow flew all the way from California to help out with NMFT3. He even rented hotel rooms and mini-vans to help cut down my costs. Dude was a life-saver since last year involved 5 bands with […]

Praha Depart in New York

Praha Depart are currently in New York!! They are playing 5 shows within Manhattan and Brooklyn. If you live anywhere near New York City and you like intense, powerful music then watching Praha depart is an absolute must. Thursday, March 29 @ Pianos (Manhattan) Friday, March 30 @ Fontana’s (Manhattan) Saturday, March 31 @ Lit […]

And the fourth band is….

I agonized over the choice of the final band. But in hindsight the decision was simple. On paper, adding mudy on the sakuban or te’ to a line-up with ZAZEN BOYS, group_inou, and Charan Po Rantan is killer and looks damn sexy. Most people whose opinion I sought felt mudy on the sakuban should be […]


When I was in Japan in December, as someone who loves the indie/underground music scene in Japan, I was clinically depressed. Maybe I just picked the wrong time to go but it seemed like the scene has been in a major slump. Many great bands I used to love have either broken up, lost key […]

Sunday in Sendai

I forgot to mention that Daniel Robson and members of スカートの中 came to watch 赤い公園 last night. Daniel was quite impressed by Akai Ko-en but still thinks their philosophy of prohibiting music and video from getting on the internet is idiotic. I think its badass that they want to build a core of fans based […]

Planning Volume 4 for May 2012

I would like to do another tour in May 2012 but only if I can secure a line-up that I myself am 100% excited about. Last year I ended up cancelling the May 2011 tour because ミドリ screwed me over by breaking up before coming to Canada and the replacement line-up of 385 / viridian […]

All Soul’d Out

The past week has been extremely hectic and soul draining but it’s also the sort of extreme eustress that makes the tension palpable and the tour so memorable in the end. An awesome fan, Sharon, designed T-shirts for this tour. They look fantastic but regrettably I don’t have time to get the shirts printed out […]

It Came from Japan

DJ, writer, promoter, A&R, musician Daniel Robson was awesome enough to plug the Next Music from Tokyo tour on his podcast again. You can download the podcast free on iTunes: or listen to the stream here. Tracks include: Pinky Piglets – Tokyo Merry-Go-Round GalapagosS – Ariekeru Tokyo Pinsalocks – Lu La Hallelujah Merpeoples – […]

Information on buying advance tickets online and at local record stores will be made available soon.

Click here for show info: Oct 6 Toronto @ Tranzac Club, Oct 7 Toronto @ Lee's Palace, Oct 8 Montreal @ Divan Orange, Oct 11 Vancouver @ KW Studios.

The line-up for NMFT 11 is JYOCHO, Nuito, o'summer vacation, Gozen Sanji to Taikutsu, and Koutei Camera Girl Drei.

The Taupe will reign supreme at NMFT10

May 7, 2017
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arigarnon friends at NMFT10

May 2, 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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