Archive for May, 2011

Live from Tokyo!! via Canucks City

After my trip to Japan followed shortly by travelling to Vancouver, I’ve developed an obscene amount of jetlag. My body has no clue what time it is, it just wants to f*cking sleep! Before my flight to Vancouver I ate a massive breakfast at the airport’s Tim Hortons b/c they don’t serve complimentary meals on […]

I’m back in Toronto !!

Due to a combination of jetlag, sleep deprivation and alcohol intoxication I haven’t been able to set aside enough time to write a proper post. Saw some incredible shows while I was in Japan. Hung out with Natsumen at Studio Circle Sounds. They’ve finished recording the new album!! AxSxEx still needs to finish mixing/mastering but […]

Where you need to be Saturday May 21 & 28 !!

This is primarily for those that live near Tokyo and Vancouver, respectively. Though I live in Toronto and will be flying in specifically for these events b/c they’re well worth the time and money. On May 21, bound to be one of the best shows in Tokyo all year: Kyushu Pop Festival 2011 @ Shinjuku […]

I’m back in Japan!

After working a 24 hour shift with no sleep, I spent 12 hours on a plane to Tokyo unable to sleep. When I arrived the first thing I did of course was go to a show! Last night I watched Tokyo Karan Koron and This is Panic! at Shimokitazawa Basement Bar. I’ll talk about the […]

New Schedule !!

editted: I had a bit of a scheduling crisis but things are looking much better. The tour dates have been finalized. The venues still need sorting but the critical Vancouver show has been booked and confirmed. Oct 13 (Thu): Montreal @ tba Oct 14 (Fri): Montreal @ Club Lambi (confirmed!!) Oct 15 (Sat): Toronto @ […]

お勧めLive Houses: Shinjuku Motion

homepage Tokyo Gig Guide page capacity: 120 (I think it’s closer to 80-100. Definitely not 120 people the size of me or Ian. You would need attendants with white gloves cramming bodies into the club to hit 120!) situated with 2 sister clubs in the same complex: MARZ (capacity 300) and Marble (cap: 150) other […]

お勧めLive Houses: The best places to watch shows in Tokyo

A while back at Keikaku forums someone asked for advice on the best indie music venues in Japan. Clubs that on any given night “are likely to have some cool bands playing.” Our friend and Tokyo journalist/DJ/label owner/artist and frontman of a couple of his own bands, Ian Martin responded: No such thing as good […]

… and we have a winner!

After the line-up was finalized Usotsuki Barbie’s manager finally got back to me. They are in fact interested in the tour. They are one of the most entertaining live bands in all of Japan and I would love to bring them to Canada. However, the manager’s list of demands was so ridiculous I thought I […]

頑張れRyan! potential susquatch new guitarist

(note: I had intended to write this post a couple months ago. Better late than never!) When people find out that I’m organizing a tour bringing Japanese bands to Canada and that I need help promoting the tour, they often give me lots of advice on where and how I can target the Japanese community. […]

Advance tickets are now available at local record stores! Soundscapes & Rotate This in Toronto. Red Cat on Main, Red Cat on Hastings & Zulu Records in Vancouver. Please wait ~Mar 9 for tickets in Montreal.

Here are the Facebook event pages for: Toronto (Rivoli, Lee's Palace), Montreal, and Vancouver Tell us you're coming and please help spread the word by sharing the event!

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

NMFT10: Choosing the 5th band

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NMFT10: Diamonds in the Rough

January 21, 2017
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City Po(o)p

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