Archive for November, 2010

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 […]

NMFT vol 3 Update pt 2

Some great news that I forgot to mention is that uhnellys plan on coming back to Toronto for Canadian Music Fest (March 9-13, 2011). If possible they plan on hitting Montreal and New York at that time as well. Hopefully they managed to sneak their Sonicbids application for SXSW in on time. Also, when Kokaji […]

NMFT vol 3 Update

Bleak is a bit melodramatic but the outlook on cementing the line-up for NMFT vol 3 could be going a lot smoother. The Mornings have agreed to take part… although.. if at all possible, they’d like me to hold the tour in June instead of May. That would mean spending twice as much money on […]

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 […]

A F*cked Up Halloween (shh.. double entendre)

Ryogo (グーミ) gave me the heads up that his friend Kokaji Takayuki is visiting Toronto and wants to meet up with me. Kokaji’s girlfriend, Mayuko, has been in Toronto for almost a year on a working holiday and he came over to spend some quality time with her. I found out that Mayuko went to […]

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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