Archive for July, 2012

Fuji Rock 行くぞ!

Holy sh*t I got drunk last night. The photo above was actually taken by some guy named Yato Koishi and the pic has seemed to have gone semi-viral. And it should, the photos is f*cking LEGEND. My brother, his friend Shane and I hit up five different bars/izakayas last night. We had a blast but […]

July/Aug trip Day 4&5 (きのこ帝国、group_inou & Chatmonchy)

July 24: きのこ帝国 (kinoko teikoku) played at Daikanyama UNIT and I met up with Mer-Charlotte, Mer-Ikuko and Yukako (チーナ) to go watch them. They’re definitely a shoegaze band borrowing some of the best sonic elements of Ride (circa Nowhere) and a touch of MBV. But while most shoegaze bands are content to wallow in a […]

July/Aug trip day 3

Spent the day with Kubota planning how we’re going to salvage NMFT vol 4 in October. (note: Akai Koen and sgt won’t be able to participate anymore. And I’ve only seen Mariko Goto’s band play live once during their debut at O-east and still need reassurance her band’s right for the tour.) Afterwards we headed […]

July/Aug trip day 2

I hibernated in my hotel room until… yikes.. 4pm. Then I spent some time writing the previous blog post. Before I knew it, it was 6pm and time for me to boot it to Minami Ikebukuro Music Org. The show started at 6:30 pm (goddamn that’s early!) Since it was my first time going to […]

July/Aug trip day1

This week kicked off to a great start having watched And So I Watch You From Afar July 14 and Maps & Atlases July 17 back home in Toronto before flying to Japan on Friday. As per usual I worked a 24 hr shift on-call at the hospital prior to flying out. I managed to […]

NMFT vol 5 update

Unfortunately, 赤い公園 can no longer come to Canada in October. Akai Koen was the main band I wanted to bring back for the next tour and their absence throws a huge monkey wrench into the program. I found out the news 2 weeks ago and have been looking for an adequate replacement. There are a […]

F ! U ! ji Rock

The great news is I get to go to Japan for three weeks (July 21 – Aug 12). In the summer there is a major music festival going on every weekend in Japan: July 27-29      Fuji Rock              Charan Po Rantan (performing twice!), group_inou Aug 3-5          Rock in Japan      Akai Koen, ZAZEN […]

Solid Afro, Liquid Beats

A while ago I dedicated a post to a band called 昆虫キッズ (Insect Kids). I also mentioned that their bassplayer Nomoto Natsuyo plays in another band called Solid Afro. Solid Afro play lo-fi underground pop mixed with dub filled with simple hooks and arpeggios. They don’t seem to take themselves or their music too seriously. […]

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.

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