Archive for August, 2012

2012.08.04 RIJfes

Rock in Japan is a summer music festival focussing on bigger name indie bands and alt-bands on major labels. Curated by Rockin’on magazine it has a corporate and very “processed” feel in its presentation. I’ve had disappointing experiences in the past at Countdown Japan which is also run by Rockin’On. Before this current trip to […]

2012.08.03 OWARIKARA / Akai Koen / KEYTALK @ Shimokita QUE

This review will be ultra short since I need to talk about RIJfes in the next post. I went to the show with Akiko who I met in Toronto last month one day before she had to return to Japan. She came all the way to Shimokitazawa from a small town near Enoshima. Although she’s […]

Eternal Rock City 2012. これはやばい.

Fuji Rock can suck it! THIS is the music festival I’ve been waiting for. No heavyweights like Radiohead or toe but who cares when you have almost every great indie/underground band from across Japan taking part. NMFT alumni include: 赤い公園 !! 百蚊 (hyacca)!! sgt. !! チーナ!! uhnellys!! I just busted a nut thinking about that […]

Rage Against Fuji

2012.07.28 Ryotaro (ex-Kulu Kulu Garden), Ikuko (Merpeoples), Lana and I took the shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa station. It was a relatively quick 70 min ride to this quaint area in Niigata prefecture. We all bought some ‘ekiben’ (train station bento) to eat on the way there. Ikuko scored the highest number of ekiben cool points by […]

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The line-up for NMFT 11 is JYOCHO, Nuito, o'summer vacation, Gozen Sanji to Taikutsu, and Koutei Camera Girl Drei.

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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