Archive for October, 2010

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. […]

Requisites for vol 3

The next tour is tentatively scheduled for late May 2011, but in order for it to happen more people need to get involved in helping me organize and promote it. As I wrote here, this tour has always been a grassroots, fan-driven project. So far, I’ve done almost all the work myself but I’m starting […]

3 Unequivocal Truths About the Tour

1. The bands and I gained a LOT of weight eating and drinking the fine food and beer Canada has to offer. 2. I developed a cold. (and I’m pretty sure it was susquatch’s Maki-chan that gave it to me.) 3. I had the time of my life touring with sgt., MOTFD, susquatch and uhnellys […]

Good Times

12 hours later I am still hung over and tired. Last night’s show was f*cking legend. Turnout could have been better, especially for the start of the show during uhnellys’ great set, but attendance picked up and there was at least a hundred people who stopped by the Riv. (Not as good as in May […]

Last Music from Tokyo tour

The turnout at the Oct 14 Vancouver show was dismal in comparison to vol 1 in May (75 ppl vs 246). But the fans that did show up on Thursday were LOUD AS HELL and I really appreciated the fanfare they raised. I was busy videotaping most of the time, but when MOTFD started playing […]

Indie Week staff are GODS among mortals

The backline issue on Oct 17 is settled thanks to the kind people at Indie Week. Nothing but great words in describing my dealings with their staff. They’re truly out there to help foster the indie music scene in Toronto and worldwide. It’s refreshing to be able to deal with honest people who care more […]


In May I had the luxury of having Ryotaro (Kulu Kulu Garden) and Toki (mothercoat) around to help translate. This time around none of the band members speak English fluently. Which can be problematic since I’m not fluent in Japanese. (And my English is much not gooder). I should be okay 65% of the time […]

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, […]

uhnellys mêlée with Todd on CHARTattack

First of all congratulations to uhnellys for being invited to perform with some of the best Japanese bands/artists/DJs at Neutral Nation 2010 in Odaiba. I can’t stress enough how their live performance is so much better than what you may hear on CD or preview on Youtube. (Noone’s been able to document uhnellys at their […]

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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