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NMFT Vol. 6: Visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera
Photos and videos: OPC and Jordan Grey.
The day was filled with anticipation. The show had already sold out shows in Toronto and Montreal, so Vancouver was the grand finale of the tour. Four Japanese bands brought by the generosity of music enthusiast Steven Tanaka came to Vancouver to showcase their music (5 in Toronto and Montreal). Next Music From Tokyo is one of the most anticipated music events in the city and one that I will never …
Next Music From Tokyo Vol 6, May 21st 2014 live at The Biltmore Cabaret!
Next Music from Tokyo is a non-profit cross-Canada tour showcasing the best independent and underground music from Japan. Zazen Boys, mouse on the keys, NATSUMEN, group_inou, Akai Koen, sgt., Charan-Po-Rantan, and Mass of the Fermenting Dregs are just a few examples of the great bands that have participated in previous tours.
In May 2014, NMFT Vol 6 brings another spectacular line-up headlined by the return of one of the most popular bands to date.
You can get your advance tickets …
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Yes we can! Six times, bay-beh!
NMFT6 is just a month and a half away which means I’m quietly stressing out making preparations for the tour and wondering how I’m going to fill the venues. Last year’s turnout was fantastic with the Montreal and both Toronto shows selling out easily. But this time the 2nd Toronto show will be at Lee’s Palace with a capacity more than twice the size of the Rivoli.
Luckily, this year’s line-up is pretty sick! I’m disappointed group_inou and tricot bailed because they brought a lot of …
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A blend of minimal phrased piano and dynamic drumming.
The pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression.Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post‐rock and electronic music, Mouse on the Keys fits into a genre of their own.
The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota.
They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz‐funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound, comprising two pianos, two keyboards and drums, continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese indie scene.
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Featuring some of Japanese rock legends:
A Mayhem of Indie Japanese music will descend on Vancouver.
Wednesday May 23th @ The Waldorf Hotel.
Next Music from Tokyo is a non-profit cross-Canada tour showcasing the best independent and underground music from Japan. Volume 2 was named concert of the year by the Montreal Mirror in 2010. Volume 3 included a sold-out show at the Rivoli which made BlogTO’s list of Toronto’s best concerts in 2011. Volume 3 made the top three concerts of VanMusic.ca list.
Volume 4 boasts the best line-up …
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This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best bands in the underground scene of Tokyo at the Biltmore Tuesday October 18.
Tokyo has the largest music scene of any city in the world and the music exemplifies its city’s bizarre, exotic and innovative qualities.
By Steven Tanaka.
Next Music From Tokyo featuring NATSUMEN / Akai Ko-en / Hyacca / chiina / the SSRIs.
Doors at 7:00pm, Free Japanese Food to the first 50 people.
Tickets $8.00 advance available online
Tuesday October 18th, 2011
@ Biltmore Cabaret
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(Akai Ko-en; translation = “Red Park”) are four girls aged 18 to 19 who reside in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. Their music is a blend of melodic pop and shoegaze accentuated by ferocious hardcore and noise.
Guitarist Maisa Tsuno has prodigious song-writing talent and is responsible for all lyrics, composition and arrangement. A perfectionist at heart tempered by a willingness to take risks Tsuno draws on her eclectic influences (eg Boredoms, Radiohead, Jim O’Rourke) to craft gorgeous compositions ranging from deliciously sweet to intensely discordant.
This is the third installment of a musical cabaret that started about a year and a half ago. For those who made it to either of the other two shows you’ll know what to expect. This won’t be your every day J-Pop. These bands are turbo charged with enough sonic power to rip your face off. Don’t believe me? Quit being a Hikikomori and get out to the Biltmore on October 18th. In the mean time check out some photos from the first voyage of this crazy bullet train from Japan.
Next Music from Tokyo is a Japanese indie music festival touring across Canada in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It is a one-of-a-kind tour that transports the audience into the heart of the world’s most breathtaking underground music scene. It does not involve Japanese bands singing in ‘Engrish’ and catering their style to a North American market. The music is unmistakably Japanese and a true representation of the envelope-pushing creativity, energy and talent found in famed Tokyo neighbourhoods such as Shimokitazawa and Koenji.