Archive for NMFT vol 7

Recap: June 12, 2015: Sooooooybomb!!!!

Personally, this was my favorite NMFT tour so far. The line-up of bands was SOLID but more than that the camaraderie, dynamics and intangible aspects are what really made the tour so enjoyable. The private LINE chat between NMFT staff and the bands was both incredibly useful as a form of communication and legendary in […]

Get to know: Ryo Arai of PENs+

PENs+ marry tricky guitar wizardry with the catchiest melodies to create some of the best math/emo around. They will be launching their awe-inspiring musical assault on Canadians in just 2 weeks so here is a short interview with leader Ryo Arai to provide enemy intel and advance warning of their unequivocal badassery. LOL. Truthfully Ryo […]

Soybomb vs Lee’s

First of all I’d like to thank Todd Pinnell and the Rivoli for letting us host our Toronto shows there every year. Since Todd left the Rivoli a couple years ago however, it’s been a massive headache arguing with the Rivoli over letting people into the venue for fear of exceeding the legal capacity. Every […]

Canadian Music Week: Zoobombs & Bo Ningen

If you live in Toronto, are counting the days until NMFT7 and want to appease your Japanese music fix: Zoobombs are playing both tonight and tomorrow night at the Silver Dollar as part of Canadian Music Week. Zoobombs play a really soulful blend of psychedelic funk and rock. They’re super tight and known for their […]

Flight #5 Cleared for Takeoff

Atlantis Airport has officially been added to the tour as a 5th band. Compared to the first four, Atlantis Airport has a ‘poppier’ more accessible sound. Four bands is probably ideal for this tour but I felt the line-up might be too aggressive for those NMFT fans who prefer mellower bands like チーナ and Uchu […]

The Lost Tapes de Montreal

Next Music from Tokyo vol 6 at Divan Orange. (May 12, 2014) Uchu Conbini were an absolutely amazing band and it’s incredibly sad they broke up. I was almost able to reunite Uchu Conbini and bring them back to Canada again for NMFT7 as a surprise 5th band but the schedule didn’t work out. The […]

Update: NMFT7 line-up

The last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Oomori Seiko, Akasick and Microcosm were all very interested in participating but couldn’t fit the tour into their schedule. So I agonized between Gekitetsu, OWARIKARA and PENs+. Gekitetsu would put on the most entertaining show but their music is repetitive and sort of an […]

NMFT 7 in June or July.

The reason why I’ve always held NMFT in May or October is because it’s still relatively warm in Canada and airfare is at its cheapest. HOWEVER, since the price of oil is currently low it’s actually quite affordable to fly between Canada and Japan in June and July as well (prices shoot up again in […]

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
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NMFT10: Diamonds in the Rough

January 21, 2017
by: admin • NMFT vol 10

Tokyo Modal Soul (The Rebirth of..)

January 2, 2017
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City Po(o)p

October 24, 2016
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