Archive for October, 2011

Planning Volume 4 for May 2012

I would like to do another tour in May 2012 but only if I can secure a line-up that I myself am 100% excited about. Last year I ended up cancelling the May 2011 tour because ミドリ screwed me over by breaking up before coming to Canada and the replacement line-up of 385 / viridian […]

Tour Finale in Tokyo

The Vancouver show had the best attendance of the tour edging out the Rivoli @ 234 people on a Tuesday night. They also had the most fun crowd with a considerably large group jumping and moshing to チーナ of all bands. The SSRIs were tremendously tight and played the perfect setlist to almost outshine the […]

Charlotte got her phone and groove back

HUGE thanks to the gentleman that came to the Velvet Underground show to return Charlotte’s lost iPhone. You made her day! Yesterday I took the bands to Niagara falls and we all rode on the Maid of the Mist and got soaked. I had all the girls wear white T-shirts… j/k. I also took Akai […]

Charlotte Lost her iPhone

Hey everyone, Charlotte, the guitarist/singer for Merpeoples lost her cell phone last night. It’s a white iPhone. Apparently people saw it on the side of the stage and were flashing it around to see if it belonged to anyone. Unfortunately for Charlotte she didn’t know it was missing at the time. If anyone knows who […]

Thank You!

Last night was f*cking bonkers! It was such a great show. All 5 bands put on legendary level performances. I only wish I could have somehow put Akai Ko-en on later since it was tough for them to go first with a 2 min line-check and no rehearsal. They were still awesome but not at […]

All doubts smashed to smithereens

Fri Oct 14, 2010: Before last night’s show, I was worried about what the crowd reaction would be like in Montreal. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, uhnellys, susquatch and sgt set the bar damn high earning two nods for best show of 2010 in the Montreal Mirror. To recap last night’s show at Divan Orange: […]

Bands held up

I’m already in Montreal but it doesn’t look like the bands will make their original connecting flight. And poor Akai Ko-en who are only 18-19 years old might get left behind by the other bands b/c Akai Ko-en still need to get their work permits at customs/security (while the other bands already got them in […]

All Soul’d Out

The past week has been extremely hectic and soul draining but it’s also the sort of extreme eustress that makes the tension palpable and the tour so memorable in the end. An awesome fan, Sharon, designed T-shirts for this tour. They look fantastic but regrettably I don’t have time to get the shirts printed out […]


Kanae Doi is Japanese, lives in Toronto and shares the same passion for music but is almost my polar opposite. I’m male, she’s female. I bust my ass to support Japanese indie music while she does everything in her power to support Canadian indie music especially local bands in Toronto. She runs a popular music […]

It Came from Japan

DJ, writer, promoter, A&R, musician Daniel Robson was awesome enough to plug the Next Music from Tokyo tour on his podcast again. You can download the podcast free on iTunes: or listen to the stream here. Tracks include: Pinky Piglets – Tokyo Merry-Go-Round GalapagosS – Ariekeru Tokyo Pinsalocks – Lu La Hallelujah Merpeoples – […]

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.

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