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[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 6 review | ]

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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 …

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[20 May 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
NEXT MUSIC FROM TOKYO VOL 6 FEATURING KINOKO TEIKOKU / UCHU CONBINI / JIZUE / HAPPY!MARI / SPRÏNG

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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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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on 宇宙コンビニ (Uchu Conbini) | ]
宇宙コンビニ (Uchu Conbini)

宇宙コンビニ (Uchu Conbini) will be performing at The Biltmore Cabaret for the Next Music From Tokyo tour Vol. 6 on May 21st 2014.

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[1 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Happy!Mari | ]
Happy!Mari

Happy!Mari will be performing at The Biltmore Cabaret for the Next Music From Tokyo tour Vol. 6 on May 21st 2014.

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[30 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Can NMFT kick it? | ]
Can NMFT kick it?

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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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[6 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on mouse on the keys in Vancouver May 22nd | ]
mouse on the keys in Vancouver May 22nd

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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[26 May 2012 | Comments Off on Next Music From Tokyo Vol 4 Review | ]
Next Music From Tokyo Vol 4 Review

Made in Japan. We look for it when we are buying electronics, cars, or a hundred other things we use, or consume everyday. To us it’s a signifier of quality, and of precision, and we are often willing to pay a premium for it, so why not our music?

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[11 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 4 May 23rd at The Waldorf Hotel. | ]
Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 4 May 23rd at The Waldorf Hotel.

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Featuring some of Japanese rock legends:
ZAZEN BOYS.
group_inou.
Charan-Po-Rantan.
Praha Depart.
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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[14 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Legendary Japanese band Natsumen to hit Vancouver October 18 at the Biltmore | ]
Legendary Japanese band Natsumen to hit Vancouver October 18 at the Biltmore

Take the best elements of Fishbone, the Mars Volta, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, John Zorn, Jim O’Rourke, Fond of Tigers, then inject the essence of summer with its brighness, warmth and energy and you’ll have the blueprint for something very close to NATSUMEN’S brilliant and unique musical style.

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[14 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 3 Tuesday October 18 at the Biltmore

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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
Japanese culture is ubiquitous in major cities across Canada with …

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[4 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Akai Ko-en will play at the Biltmore October 18th | ]
Akai Ko-en will play at the Biltmore October 18th

(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.

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[21 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Turning Japanese Again | ]
Turning Japanese Again

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.

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[17 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Next Music From Tokyo: A real taste of the Japanese underground music scene | ]
Next Music From Tokyo: A real taste of the Japanese underground music scene

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.

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[7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Next Music From Tokyo Vol 3 presents: 百蚊(Hyacca) | ]
Next Music From Tokyo Vol 3 presents: 百蚊(Hyacca)

Hailing from the southwestern city of Fukuoka is the moshpit inducing post-punk quartet known as hyacca

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[29 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Live At Squamish photo contest

Guess who the people in the photos are and win tickets for Next Music From Tokyo concert taking place October 18 at The Biltmore with food included.