Archive for Indie Spotlight

Indie Spotlight: テングインベーダーズ (Tengu Invaders)

Drums: Iwasaki Youko Gt/Vo: Nakamura Mutsuo Bass: Kuboya Takeshi homepage myspace tengu invaders are a 3 piece band from Tokyo. Their sound is rooted in punk but is very diverse as it veers off into shoegaze, emo, powerpop, jazz, bluegrass, campfire, gospel, salsa and everything under the sun. I first found out about them a […]

Indie Spotlight: 股下89 (matashita89)

myspace homepage 股下89 are a 4 piece female band hailing from Kanagawa prefecture (i.e. somewhere near Yokohama). They play dark, emotive, barebones garage rock and to a degree prefer to conceal their appearance from the general public. They don’t wear masks but similar to soutaiseiriron they value their privacy and project an air of mystery […]

Indie Spotlight: 小南泰葉 (Kominami Yasuha)

Homepage Myspace Blog Hi. I’m Yasuha Kominami. I live in Hyogo next to Osaka. It’s really really country side. I’m the Japanese girl who loves cats and chocolates and Lolita clothes. I love everyone’s birthday. But my lucky number is 666! I took the number for my car’s number plate! hahaha I’m a biiiiiiiiig fan […]

Indie Spotlight: 虚弱。 (kyojaku)

河野まな       Mana Kohno           (Drums) 壷内佳奈      Kana Tsuboichi      (Guitar) 新井深雪      Miyuki Arai              (Bass) Umi              (Piano/Synthesizer/Glockenspiel) Homepage Myspace kyojaku are a young band that formed in Nov 2008 and started playing shows in Feb 2009. So it’s pretty astonishing these 4 girls were invited to play at last year’s Swan […]

Indie Spotlight: 昆虫キッズ (The Insect Kids)

Official Homepage Myspace Takahashi Shou (Gt/Vx) Hiyamoto Kei (Gt/Key/Vx) Sakuma Yuta (Dr/Cho) 724 Nomoto (Ba/Vx) One phenomenon that’s always irked me is the extreme popularity of 神聖かまってちゃん (Shinsei Kamattechan). They’re not a terrible band as they exude plenty of charisma and character to offset any shortcomings in talent but crass humor/outlandish behaviour + mediocre musicianship […]

Indie Spotlight: Merpeoples

オーノユカコ     Ouno Yukako aka Charlotte:     Guitar, Vocals 川井 絵理子     Kawai Eriko aka Rico:              Drums 芳賀 郁子         Haga Ikuko:                                Bass 鈴木 さやか      Suzuki Sayaka:                          Keyboards, Chorus Merpeoples are a new-wave, indie-pop quartet of four wacky girls. Myspace Interview with Japan Times The first time I saw them live […]

Indie Spotlight: Sorrys!

Myspace My first time watching Sorrys! was at an AMAZING show of “no-name” bands at Shinjuku Motion in Feb 2008. There were 8 bands, 7 of which I had never heard of before: birds melt sky / YOMOYA / school food punishment / knock note alien / sorrys! / viridian / ふくろ / the Mornings. […]

Indie Spotlight: LAGITAGIDA

Ootake Yasunori (Gt) (sajjanu; ex-Mahiruno) Yazawa Takayoshi (Dr) (sajjanu; ex-Green Milk from the Planet Orange) Kouno Takehito (Ba) (ex-Mahiruno; support-LUMINOUS ORANGE) Hasuo Masayuki (Key) (ex-School Food Punishment) homepage Since NATSUMEN have been relatively idle, it’s up to a new band to carry the prog-rock torch. John Zorn faves sajjanu have been doing a masterful job, […]

Advance tickets are now available at local record stores. Toronto (Soundscapes & Rotate This). Montreal (Cheap Thrills). Vancouver (Red Cat & Zulu).

Please help spread the word about the tour via the Facebook event pages: Toronto (Oct6 Tranzac), (Oct7 Lee's), Montreal (Oct 8 Divan Orange), (Oct 9 Mini Live & Party), Vancouver (Oct 11 KW Studios)

Links for purchasing advance tickets online: Toronto (Oct6 Tranzac), (Oct7 Lee's), Montreal (Oct 8 Divan Orange), (Oct 9 Mini Live & Party), Vancouver (Oct 11 KW Studios)

Click here for show info: Oct 6 Toronto @ Tranzac Club, Oct 7 Toronto @ Lee's Palace, Oct 8 Montreal @ Divan Orange, Oct 9 Montreal @ Divan Orange, Oct 11 Vancouver @ KW Studios.

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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