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. […]

A few more tickets were added to the online advance ticket pool for both May 19 (Rivoli) and 20 (Lee's Palace). There will definitely be tickets left aside to purchase at the door in limited quantities.

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. Cheap Thrills 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.

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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