Archive for September, 2010

the mornings glory, sound and fury

As soon as SIAMESE CATS finished their set, a wall of noise struck us from behind. It was DODDODO (née Namin Haku) launching a sneak attack while performing her DJ/emcee set atop a platform behind us. She initially disguised herself behind a cardboard Kabuki mask which she removed shortly into her first song. It was […]

Too jetlagged and intoxicated on boredom for bikinis pt2

Praha Depart kicked my ass and was arguably my favorite band at Tokyo Boredom on Saturday. It’s a shame they had to perform so early (12:30) but at the same time they were a good band to warm up the crowd. SIKA SIKA based out of Nagoya performed next. In N America it’s rare to […]

Too jetlagged and intoxicated on boredom for bikinis

The weather on 2010/9/25 was nice and sunny as God has a soft spot for Japanese indie/undergound music. Not that it mattered since the festival is held indoors at Tamokuteki Hall, Tokyo University, Komaba Campus. Tokyo University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world with extremely high academic requirements for enrollment. So […]

Can’t wait to be bored to death.

Today is the music festival I’ve been waiting all year for: Tokyo Boredom. It’s not so much about coming to watch individual bands but for musicians and fans to show solidarity and express mutual appreciation for each other in maintaining a vibrant and cohesive music scene. There are amazing bands but no rock star egos. […]

Accordians and swag

I met up with my brother in Nihombashi for lunch. We went to a “hole in the wall” restaurant where they only serve 4-5 lunch options but whatever they make they prepare extremely well. Both my brother and I had the saba. Holy mackerel it was good. I also picked up my Neutral Nation ticket […]

Vancouver weather, Kansai rock and Shimokita yakitori on a hectic night.

My flight was grounded for an hour to fix minor repairs before lift-off. I arrived in Narita ~4pm to overcast rainy weather that reminded me of Vancouver. It was a quick process getting through customs and retrieving my checked-in luggage from the baggage carousel. At 4:19pm I was ready to make my way to Tokyo […]

… leaving on a jetplane

I’m about to board Air Canada 001 to Narita, Tokyo, japan. As soon as I arrive in Tokyo I’m meeting up with susquatch and uhnellys. Then hopefully, I’ll catch thai kick murph at Shibuya LUSH and boot it to Shimokitazawa BASEMENT BAR and talk with Mariko Goto about NMFT vol 3. crap! gotta go.

Next Music from TOKYO vol 3? and 4?

Now I don’t want to be counting chickens before they hatch, but assuming vol 2 goes well I have already thought about possible line-ups for the next 2 tours and most of the bands are already on-board. Volume 3 is tentatively scheduled for April 2011 because that’s when ミドリ (Midori) prefers to come to Canada. […]

Akko vs Akko (pt 2 ft. Akiko Fukuoka)

of Chatmonchy There was a time when I considered Chatmonchy the greatest band on the planet. Mostly because Eriko Hashimoto is a true genius when it comes to composing vocal melodies and any good songwriter knows the vocal melody is the

Akko vs Akko (pt 1 ft. Akiko Noma)

Chatmonchy was one of the first Japanese bands I fell in love with (and boy do my indie/underground brethren in Japan like to rib me about it). Naturally, I tried to find similar female bands and that’s when I came across GO!GO!7188 who have actually been at it for much longer. To tell you the […]

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