Archive for NMFT vol 5

パラノイドパレード (Paranoid Parade)

Romanization & translation courtesy of the Carvacious Eric B. (thanks also to Sharon Saito for the raws) (original lyrics by Chiaki Sato) きのこ帝国 ー パラノイドパレード Kinoko Teikoku – Paranoido Pareedo Kinoko Teikoku – Paranoid Parade 青い花柄のワンピース// Aoi hanagara no wanpiisu // Blue floral-patterned one-piece dress 脱げかけた黄色いサンダル// Nugekaketa kiiroi sandaru // Yellow sandals about to fall off […]

NMFT 5: Toronto @ The Rivoli May 18, 2013

The night before was a sold out crowd but this time they let us squeeeeeeeeze in 50 more people for a total of 255. Even the walls were sweating. The Montreal show was fantastic but May 18 @ the Rivoli was the loudest and most memorable night of the tour with a RIDICULOUS amount of […]

NMFT 5: Toronto @ The Rivoli May 17, 2013

The Rivoli has a capacity of 200 and the show was sold out in advance. There was definitely room to fit quite a few more people but to obey fire safety regulations the Rivoli prevented us from selling any more tickets at the door unless there were obvious no-shows. Although the show was technically sold […]

Mathematical proof that チーナ is perfect

Shiina = ‘なし’ ‘なし’ = ‘nothing’  nothing is perfect Shiina is perfect. 🙂

NMFT5: May 15 &16 Airport, Joons, Niagara Falls and House Party

May 15: チーナ (Chi-na), きのこ帝国 (Kinoko Teikoku), and ハラフロムヘル (harafromhell) arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International airport this day. Separate from mouse on the keys who arrive the following day. The plan is to rent a cargo van (driven by Hiro and Bryan) and stuff all the bands’ luggage and instruments into it while Midori and […]

NMFT5: the people behind the scenes (aka my peeps)

I used to run this tour entirely by myself but recently more and more friends have volunteered to help out. The greatest help came from Hiro and Midori. They are husband and wife and worked for EMI in Japan and came all the way to Canada last August on a working holiday visa. Why? To […]

NMFT5: the recap

The tour was a blast! For me it may have been the most fun NMFT to date and it was definitely the most successful in terms of attendance with sold out shows in Toronto and Montreal. (Thanks everyone!!) I wanted to recap the entire tour in one go but after sorting through almost 10,000 photos […]

Photos from NMFT5 in Toronto!!!

My friend Larry Yuan took these great photos of the bands with the audience:

NMFT 5 promo vid

Rob Perry created the fantastic promo vid for volume 4 last year. In fact, Rob has been driving up from Baltimore to Toronto each year to film the NMFT tour, help supervise the bands, act as roadie, and occasionally lend us his drum kit. He tagged along with us for the entire tour: Toronto, Montreal […]

NMFT5 T-shirts (need some help!)

Mouse on the Keys are fascinated by architecture as evidenced in this interview. In fact their album “An Anxious Object” is a ‘sonic representation of Tokyo’ with each song exploring the city’s residents, politics, culture and architecture. Since mouse on the keys are headlining the tour I wanted to design a t-shirt focussed on them […]

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

Still in the process of updating the website for NMFT10. Check back for band profiles, links to Facebook event pages etc

NMFT10: Choosing the 5th band

February 7, 2017
by: admin • NMFT vol 10

NMFT10: Diamonds in the Rough

January 21, 2017
by: admin • NMFT vol 10

Tokyo Modal Soul (The Rebirth of..)

January 2, 2017
by: admin • Uncategorized

City Po(o)p

October 24, 2016
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